Alice Ripley, Tony Yazbeck, Kate Shindle, and Betsy Wolfe Star in Into the Woods Concert

Cabaret & Concert News   Alice Ripley, Tony Yazbeck, Kate Shindle, and Betsy Wolfe Star in Into the Woods Concert
The Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical is presented July 8 at the Town Hall in New York City.
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A host of Broadway favorites take part in a one-night-only concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods July 8 at 7:30 PM at New York City’s The Town Hall.

The evening, presented by Cleveland Musical Theatre, features Broadway actors with ties to Ohio, including Tony winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) as the Witch, Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck (On The Town) as the Baker, Kate Shindle (Fun Home) as the Baker’s Wife, and Betsy Wolfe (Waitress) as Cinderella.

Alice Ripley, Tony Yazbeck, Kate Shindle, and Betsy Wolfe
Alice Ripley, Tony Yazbeck, Kate Shindle, and Betsy Wolfe

The four are joined by Pamela Myers (Into the Woods revival, Company) as Jack’s Mother, Lee Wilkof (Waitress, Little Shop of Horrors) as Mysterious Man, Kaley Ann Voorhees (The Phantom of the Opera) as Rapunzel, Timothy Warmen (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) as Cinderella’s Father, Tee Boyich (Mean Girls) as Lucinda, Susan Blackwell ([title of show]) as the voice of The Giant, Caitlin Houlahan (Waitress) as Little Red, Jordan Matthew Brown (The Book of Mormon) as Jack, John Riddle (Frozen) as Cinderella’s Prince, Zach Adkins (Anastasia) as Rapunzel’s Prince, Antoinette Comer (Mamma Mia!) as Florinda, Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys) as The Wolf, Melvin Tunstall III (Beautiful) as The Steward, Maureen McGovern (Little Women) as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Kristy Cates (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Cinderella’s Mother, and Julie James, host of SiriusXM’s On Broadway, as The Narrator.

Cleveland Musical Theatre Artistic Director Miles J. Sternfeld directs the concert with choreography by Martín Céspedes, scenic design by Gabriel Firestone, costume design by Sydney Gallas, lighting design by Zach Blane, sound design by Patrick La Chance, hair/makeup design by Robbie Amodeo, stage management by Giles T. Horne, and casting by Jamibeth Margolis, CSA.

Cleveland Musical Theatre, in partnership with Rent The Runway, The Black Tux & MAC Cosmetics, present the concert.

Aligned with the mission of Cleveland Musical Theatre, the company of Into the Woods will be joined by a chorus of breakout Cleveland talent and a live orchestra. Proceeds benefit professional opportunities and educational initiatives for emerging artists at Cleveland Musical Theatre.

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(Updated July 8, 2019)

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