A host of Broadway favorites will take part in a one-night-only concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods, set for July 8 at New York City’s The Town Hall. The evening, presented by Cleveland Musical Theatre, will feature 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.
The four will be joined by 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, and Melvin Tunstall III (Beautiful) as the Steward.
Check out the video above for a behind-the-scenes look at the production, and flip through the gallery below to see character portraits of some of the show's stars.
Cleveland Musical Theatre Artistic Director Miles J. Sternfeld will direct 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, will 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 will benefit professional opportunities and educational initiatives for emerging artists at Cleveland Musical Theatre.