Playbill Poll: Which Cast Member from the Original Into the Woods Should Appear in the Film? Readers Respond
11 Aug 2013
@devandevvie: as many as possible! Duh!
The 1987 production of Into the Woods was nominated for ten 1988 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The production took home Tonys for Original Score (Stephen Sondheim), Best Book (James Lapine) and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason). The production, which ran for over 700 performances, was filmed and broadcast on television and, since then, has become a classic. We agree that it would be wonderful to see as many possible actors reunite in the upcoming film.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.