The Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods heads into the final week of performances with one last casting switch. Sebastian Arcelus returns to the role of the Baker, opposite real-life spouse Stephanie J. Block as the Baker's Wife, beginning January 3.
The fairy tale musical is playing Broadway's St. James Theatre in a multi-extended run through January 8, 2023. The current production began as a two-week run at New York City Center Encores, then transferred to Broadway for a July 10 opening. Several Broadway pros and Tony winners have cycled through the cast in its six-month run, including Sara Bareilles, Brian d'Arcy James, Joshua Henry, Andy Karl, Ann Harada, Annie Golden, Phillipa Soo, Denée Benton, and Patina Miller.
The current cast also includes Joaquina Kalukango as The Witch, Diane Phelan as Cinderella, Gavin Creel as The Wolf/Cinderella's Prince, Joshua Henry as Rapunzel's Prince, Cole Thompson as Jack, Katy Geraghty as Little Red Ridinghood, David Patrick Kelly as The Narrator, Nancy Opel as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Ann Harada as Jack’s Mother, Ta'Nika Gibson as Lucinda, Brooke Ishibashi as Florinda, Kennedy Kanagawa as Milky White, Jim Stanek as the Steward, and Alysia Velez as Rapunzel. Annie Golden, Albert Guerzon, Delphi Borich, Felicia Curry, Jason Forbach, Alex Joseph Grayson, Cameron Johnson, Paul Kreppel, Mary Kate Moore, Sam Simahk, and Lucia Spina round out the ensemble.
Lear deBessonet directs the musical, with music supervision by Rob Berman and choreography by Lorin Latarro. The creative team includes set designer David Rockwell, costume designer Andrea Hood, lighting designer Tyler Micoleau, sound designers Scott Lehrer and Alex Neumann, puppet designer James Ortiz, and hair, wig, and makeup designer Cookie Jordan. Casting is by Telsey & Co. with production supervision by Cody Renard Richard.
Following its conclusion on Broadway, the revival will play several limited engagements across the U.S. with much of the current Broadway cast continuing with the production.