Into the Woods Costumes OK, But Sealed in Chelsea Building

News   Into the Woods Costumes OK, But Sealed in Chelsea Building Costumes from Into the Woods have survived the April 25 explosion at 123 West 19th Street in Chelsea, but are unavailable to the production, according to a press spokesperson. The building has been sealed and no one including production staff is being allowed inside.

Costumes from Into the Woods have survived the April 25 explosion at 123 West 19th Street in Chelsea, but are unavailable to the production, according to a press spokesperson. The building has been sealed and no one including production staff is being allowed inside.

Among the missing costumes in the shop on 19th Street for last minute changes and touch-ups is a cow head worn by the actor Chad Kimball. James Lapine announced from the stage April 25 that the show's costumers had been working frantically on making replacement pieces for the evening's performance. There were no easily noticeable changes in costuming during the musical.

At 11:29 AM on April 25, a boiler exploded in the 19th Street building, collapsing one floor in the eight story building. The number of injured ranges in reports from 20 to 50 people — 23 were evacuated in the first 90 minutes after the explosion. No employees of Into the Woods were injured in the blast.

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The revised revival of Into the Woods is still expected to open April 30 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Broadway previews began April 13.