Broadway's revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods, beginning performances at the St. James Theatre June 28, is selling a limited amount of $50 tickets via a digital lottery.
For weekday performances, entries will be accepted until 10:30 AM ET the day of the performance, with winners being selected beginning at 11 AM ET and continuing through the day as needed. For weekend performances, entries will be accepted until 10:30 AM ET the Friday before, with winner selection following at 11 AM ET and beyond as needed. Winners will have a limited window in which to purchase and claim their tickets, so those entering are encouraged to keep an eye on the drawing on the dates they have entered. Entries are accepted at LuckySeat.com.
Sara Bareilles, Brian d'Arcy James, Patina Miller, Phillipa Soo, Gavin Creel, and Joshua Henry lead the Sondheim revival as the Baker's Wife, Baker, Witch, Cinderella, Cinderella's Prince, and Rapunzel's Prince, respectively, with Bareilles and Creel reprising their performances from the Encores! run last month.
Joining them are Julia Lester as Little Red Riding Hood, Cole Thompson as Jack, David Patrick Kelly as Narrator/Mysterious Man, Annie Golden as Cinderella's Mother/Granny/Giant, Nancy Opel as Cinderella's Stepmother, Aymee Garcia as Jack's Mother, Ta'Nika Gibson as Lucinda, Albert Guerzon as Cinderella's Father, Brooke Ishibashi as Florinda, Kennedy Kanagawa as Milky White, David Turner as Steward, and Alysia Velez as Rapunzel. Rounding out the company as understudies are Delphi Borich, Felicia Curry, Jason Forbach, Alex Joseph Grayson, Cameron Johnson, Paul Kreppel, Mary Kate Moore, Diane Phelan, and Lucia Spina.
Back at the helm after directing the City Center run is Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet, who has reunited her Encores! creative team: music director Rob Berman; choreographer Lorin Latarro; scenic designer David Rockwell; costume designer Andrea Hood; lighting designer Tyler Micoloeau; sound designer Scott Lehrer, co-designing with Alex Neumann; puppet designer James Ortiz; and hair and makeup designer Cookie Jordan. Casting is by The Telsey Office's Craig Burns, and Cody Renard Richard serves as production supervisor. Justin Scribner is production stage manager, and music coordination is by Seymour Red Press and Kimberlee Wertz.
With a book by Lapine and a score by Sondheim, Into the Woods combines the fairy-tale stories of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and more, ultimately going beyond "ever after" to explore what happens next. Boasting a score that includes such favorites as "Children Will Listen," "No One Is Alone," and its title song, the musical has become one of Sondheim's most beloved and frequently performed works both on professional stages and at schools and community theatres worldwide.