The giants of Into the Woods will leave their print - boot print - on the Broadhurst June 18 when the The Tony Award-winning revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical becomes home to Ann Slavits' huge inflatable boot. The piece of public art will be set in place on the theatre's facade at 11 AM. Artist Slavits, who created the original 75-foot-long inflatable boot for Into the Woods' first run at Martin Beck, has reengineered the sculpture for the Broadhurst, a smaller house than the Beck. Along with architects William and Elizabeth Murrell, she was able to alter her boot and rebuild a mural of woods for the edge of the Broadhurst's roof.
Much mayhem in the second act of Into the Woods is caused by a giantess seeking revenge on young Jack and his fellow storybook characters. Dame Judi Dench recorded the voice of the Giantess in the new Broadway revival.
Into the Woods won two 2002 Tony Awards, one for Best Revival of a Musical and one for Best Lighting Design.