PHOTO CALL: Kids Show: Williams and Edelman Bring Brood Into the Woods

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Photos by Aubrey Reuben

Into the Woods is a family show, so the cast brough their families. Recording star Vanessa Williams' children Melanie, Devin and Jillian partied with Mom at the April 30 opening night party at the new Times Square Toys R Us. Greg Edelman, featured as Cinderella's Prince in Woods, brought daughter Zoe and wife, musical theatre's Carolee Carmello.

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 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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