'Tis the year for reviving musicals that aren't that far gone, it seems. As rehearsals for a new Broadway production of 42nd Street begin, amid talk of a New York transfer of the London version of The Secret Garden, word comes from The New York Post that the Dodgers are planning a new Broadway mounting of Stephen Sondheim's 1988 work Into the Woods. James Lapine, who directed the original, will pilot the new staging, reported the Post. If all works out, the show will open in spring of 2002.
The original production ran for a total of 764 performances and 43 previews and was filmed for PBS with the original Broadway company. The score includes such songs as "Stay With Me," "Children Will Listen" and "No One Is Alone." The original cast included Robert Westenberg, Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien and Tom Aldredge.