PHOTO CALL: Witchy Curtain Call: Into the Woods Takes Opening Night Bows

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Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Vanessa Williams and the cast of Into the Woods take their opening night bows April 30 at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, directed in this 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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