Broadway Actors Join Emily Skinner for Into the Woods | Playbill

News Broadway Actors Join Emily Skinner for Into the Woods A newly conceptualized production of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical will be staged in Houston featuring the show’s original Broadway designs.
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Emily Skinner

Casting has been announced for Theatre Under The Stars’ staging of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods, which runs December 6-18 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston, TX.

As previously reported, Tony nominee Emily Skinner, who created the role of Daisy in Side Show, will star as The Witch in the production that is directed and choreographed by her original Side Show director Robert Longbottom.

Several Broadway actors have signed on to join Skinner, including Jim Stanek as the Baker, Stephanie Gibson as the Baker’s Wife, Britney Coleman as Cinderella, Kally Duling as Little Red, Tyler Jones as Jack, Nick Bailey as Rapunzel's Prince, Jeremy Hays as Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf, Lauren “Coco” Cohn as Jack’s Mother, Jillian Gottlieb as Rapunzel, Laura Jordan as Cinderella’s Step Mother, Mary Claire King as Lucinda, Courtney Markowitz as Florinda, Susan Shofner as Cinderella’s Mother/Granny, Alexa Magro as Snow White, Meg Schneider as Sleeping Beauty, and Paul Slade Smith as the Narrator/Mysterious Man.

This production is being led by a team of Broadway designers, including Tony-winning costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, who will revisit her costume designs from the original 1987 Broadway production of Into the Woods. Using a large collection of the actual costumes from the 1987 Broadway run, Hould-Ward and team will undertake an extensive refurbishment process to restore the garments to their original conditions, while adding a large amount of new costuming to this production.

Watch Ward discuss how she designed Into the Woods in the Playbill exclusive below.

Kevin Depinet will create the scenic design, and Ken Billington will design the lighting. Charlie Alterman is music director. Casting is by Stewart/Whitley.


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