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The production, directed by Lear deBessonet, currently stars Stephanie J. Block as the Baker's Wife; Montego Glover and Patina Miller sharing the role of The Witch; Krysta Rodriguez as Cinderella; Katy Geraghty as Little Red Ridinghood; Jim Stanek as the Steward; Cole Thompson as Jack; and Alysia Velez as Rapunzel.
Into the Woods also currently stars Joshua Henry, Gavin Creel, Ann Harada, Ta’Nika Gibson, Annie Golden, Albert Guerzon, Brooke Ishibashi, Kennedy Kanagawa, David Patrick Kelly, Nancy Opel, Cole Thompson, Alysia Velez, Delphi Borich, Felicia Curry, Jason Forbach, Alex Joseph Grayson, Cameron Johnson, Paul Kreppel, Mary Kate Moore, Diane Phelan, and Lucia Spina.
Brian d'Arcy James, who originated the role of the Baker, will return to the production October 25, replacing current Baker Arcelus. Andy Karl, who previously stepped in for Creel as the Wolf and Cinderella's Prince, will succeed Henry as Rapunzel's Prince beginning October 11.
The production previously announced a final extension through January 8, 2023, at the St. James Theatre.
With a book by James Lapine and a score by Stephen 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.
The Into the Woods creative team includes director Lear deBessonet; 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.
Following a two-week run at New York City Center in May, the revival transferred to Broadway's St. James Theatre, where it opened July 10, after beginning previews June 28.