Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters and Original Into the Woods Cast Will Reunite

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Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine and cast and creative members from the 1987 Tony-winning production of Into the Woods will reunite June 21 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

At two panel discussions (held at 2 PM and 7 PM), moderated by Mo Rocca, cast and creative team members will discuss what happened in the woods and talk to audiences about their own "ever afters."

Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright, Kim Crosby, Chip Zien and Bernadette Peters in <i>Into the Woods</i>
Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright, Kim Crosby, Chip Zien and Bernadette Peters in Into the Woods Photo by Martha Swope

The event is described as part retrospective, part moderated panel and part live performance. The tribute will cover every aspect of the production's storied trajectory — from its genesis, to the creation of its award-winning score and book, to the casting process.

Joining Sondheim, Lapine and Tony winner Bernadette Peters (Broadway's original Witch) will be Tony winner Joanna Gleason (Baker's Wife), Chip Zien (Baker), Robert Westenberg (Cinderella's Prince), Kim Crosby (Cinderella), Danielle Ferland (Little Red Riding Hood), Ben Wright (Jack) and music director Tedd Firth. 

In November 2014, a month before Into the Woods was released on screen, Playbill.com reached out to the original cast. Click here to read exclusive memories and untold stories from Peters, Gleason and more.

The reunion was conceived by Eileen Roberts, who first co-produced it last fall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA. Playbill.com recounted the evening here for our readers.

The production was nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 1988, taking home prizes for Best Original Score (Sondheim), Best Book of a Musical (Lapine) and Best Actress in a Musical (Gleason).

For more information, visit BAM.org/Talks/2015/Into-The-Woods-Reunion

In celebration of Sondheim's birthday this year, Lindsay Mendez performed an exclusive mashup of his "Children Will Listen" and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "You Must Love Me." Watch it below!

 

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