Into the Woods Loses Costumes in Chelsea Explosion

News   Into the Woods Loses Costumes in Chelsea Explosion Costumes from Into the Woods were destroyed in the April 25 explosion at 123 West 19th Street in Chelsea, director James Lapine announced from the stage that evening. No employees of the musical were injured in the blast.

Costumes from Into the Woods were destroyed in the April 25 explosion at 123 West 19th Street in Chelsea, director James Lapine announced from the stage that evening. No employees of the musical were injured in the blast.

Among the lost costumes were a cow head worn by the actor Chad Kimball. Lapine said that the show's costumers had been working frantically on making replacement outfits for the evening's performance. There were no 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.

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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.