PHOTO CALL: Sondheim and Tunick Reteam on Into the Woods

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Photos by Aubrey Reuben

Composer Stephen Sondheim reteams with his orchestrator Jonathan Tunick (pictured with his wife) for the new Broadway revival of Into the Woods, which opened at the Broadhurst Theatre April 30.

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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