A host of Broadway favorites took part in a one-night-only concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods on July 8 at New York City’s The Town Hall. The evening, presented by Cleveland Musical Theatre, featured 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 were 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.
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Cleveland Musical Theatre Artistic Director Miles J. Sternfeld served as director for 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.
Aligned with the mission of Cleveland Musical Theatre, the company of Into the Woods were joined by a chorus of breakout Cleveland talent and a live orchestra. Proceeds from the concert went to benefit professional opportunities and educational initiatives for emerging artists at Cleveland Musical Theatre.