Playbill Poll: Which Cast Member from the Original Into the Woods Should Appear in the Film? Readers Respond
11 Aug 2013
Noel King: The entire staff was stellar but Joanna Gleason was superior in every way. Would love to see her show up in the film! Luigi Quesada: Joanna Gleason as Little Red's gran and Bernadette Peters as Cinderella's stepmother! Or the other way around! OR WHATEVER, THEY JUST HAVE TO BE IN IT. Anthony Aloise: Joanna Gleason voicing the Giant! Kenneth Averett: Joanna Gleason as Jack's Mom this time.
Joanna Gleason, who won the 1988 Tony Award for her performance as the Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, was another popular choice for a return to the woods. Gleason, who longed for motherhood in the 1987 production, would make a great mom in the film. The comedic role of Jack's Mother would be ideal for the actress, who was also Tony-nominated for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.