Leavel, Foster, Cody, Ford and O'Malley Go Into the Woods at Pittsburgh CLO

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04 Aug 2009

Hunter Foster rehearses
Hunter Foster rehearses
Photo by Matt Polk

Tony Award winner Beth Leavel and Tony nominee Hunter Foster search for their "Ever After" in the Pittsburgh CLO production of Into the Woods, which begins performances Aug. 4.

The Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical is directed and choreographed by James Brennan and features Tom Helm as musical director. The production runs through Aug. 9 at the Benedum Center.

Tony winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, Minsky's) stars as the Witch, with Tony nominee Hunter Foster (Urinetown, The Producers) as the Baker, Sara Jean Ford (The Phantom of the Opera) as Cinderella, Brynn O'Malley (Wicked, Hairspray) as the Baker's Wife, Stanley Bahorek (Spelling Bee) as Jack, Jennifer Cody (Shrek) as Little Red, Kevin Early (Tale of Two Cities) as the Wolf/Cinderella's Prince, Greggory Brandt (Les Miserables) as Rapunzel's Prince and Tim Hartman (Tale of Two Cities) as Narrator/Mysterious Man.

Also appearing in the CLO production are Lauren Sprague as Cinderella's Stepmother, Kaitlyn Davidson as Rapunzel, Elise Santora as Granny, Stephen Carrasco as the Steward, Steffi Garrard as Florinda, Stephanie Maloney as Lucinda, Tracy Groth as Snow White, Betsy Lawrence as Jack's Mother, Paul Palmer as Cinderella's Father and Kathryn Lin Terza as Sleeping Beauty.

The resident production has scenic design by Paul Wonsek, lighting design by John McLain and costumes provided by the Marriot Theatre in Lincolnshire.

Into the Woods features a Tony-winning score by Stephen Sondheim and Tony-winning book by James Lapine. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1987 at the Martin Beck Theatre starring Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Kim Crosby and Robert Westenberg. A 2002 Broadway revival played the Broadhurst Theatre.

For tickets visit PittsburghCLO, or phone (412) 456-6666.