PHOTO CALL: Family Affair: Benanti Brings Mom, Kimball, Sis to Woods Party

News   PHOTO CALL: Family Affair: Benanti Brings Mom, Kimball, Sis to Woods Party

Photos by Aubrey Reuben

Laura Benanti, Cinderella in the new Into the Woods, celebrated the April 30 opening with her mother Linda, while Chad Kimball, the musical's newest edition as the cow Milky White, partied with his sister Jill and TV and theatre's Neil Patrick Harris.

Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, directed in its revival by its original director and book writer James Lapine, twists popular fairy tales, infusing them with an adult sense of what happens after the "Happily Ever After." Jack's murder of the giant (of beanstalk fame) provokes the wrath of his giant wife. Cinderella's prince is a hopeless philanderer. The witch, played by recording star Vanessa Williams, is not wicked but overprotective of her daughter. And a slightly psychotic Little Red Riding Hood proudly wears the grey skin of the wolf she cut up.

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— By Christine Ehren