Playbill Poll: Which Cast Member from the Original Into the Woods Should Appear in the Film? Readers Respond
11 Aug 2013
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Gage Rancich: Obviously Bernadette. As far as main cast members though, I'd like to see Chip Zien as the Mysterious Man...and I would LOVE to see Sondheim himself as the narrator. @oliverbeatson: Sondheim as the narrator! I know it doesn't really count, though...
Although Tony Award winner Stephen Sondheim didn't appear in the show, how amazing would it be for the writer of the beloved musical to narrate the movie? We think this is brilliant casting!
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.