Original Broadway Production of Into the Woods Coming to Blu-ray

News   Original Broadway Production of Into the Woods Coming to Blu-ray The live taping of the original Broadway production of Into the Woods, starring Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien and Joanna Gleason, will be released on Blu-ray in December.

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Image Entertainment will distribute the DVD re-release and the new Blu-ray release, which will arrive Dec. 2. New artwork has also been created for the upcoming release, which coincides with the Dec. 25 theatrical arrival of Disney's film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical.

Into the Woods premiered on Broadway in 1987 at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Hirschfeld) starring Peters, Zien, Gleason, Kim Crosby and Robert Westenberg. The original cast performance was preserved by PBS' American Playhouse in 1991.

Into the Woods features a Tony-winning score by Stephen Sondheim and Tony-winning book by James Lapine, who also staged the original Broadway production and a subsequent 2003 revival. Both Lapine and Sondheim collaborated on the upcoming Disney film.

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