Visitors to the Martin Beck back in 1987 may remember one eye-catching detail about the physical production of Into the Woods — the gigantic boot adorning the facade of the theatre. For the Tony Award-winning revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical, the boot will be back June 13. Artist Ann Slavits, who created the original 75-foot-long inflatable boot for Into the Woods' first run, has reengineered the sculpture for the Broadhurst, a smaller house than the Beck. Along with architects William and Elizabeth Murrell, she was able to alter her boot and rebuild a mural of woods for the edge of the Broadhurst's roof.
Much mayhem in the second act of Into the Woods is caused by a giantess seeking revenge on young Jack and his fellow storybook characters. Dame Judi Dench voiced the Giantess in the new Broadway revival.
Into the Woods won two 2002 Tony Awards for Best Revival and for Best Lighting Design.