INTO THE WOODS enters final four weeks of performances

March 18, 2015

 

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Presents

The McCarter Theatre Center and Fiasco Theater Production of

INTO THE WOODS

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Book by JAMES LAPINE

Directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld

 

The limited engagement will conclude on Sunday, April 12 at 2PM.

 

“TRULY ENCHANTING…Into the Woods BRIMS WITH WIT AND MAGNETIC FEELING. I FELL HEAD OVER HEELS.”

– Ben Brantley, The New York Times

 

“POIGNANT…DELIGHTFUL and DEEPLY MOVING REVIVAL.”

– Elysa Gardner, USA Today

 

“PURE STAGE MAGIC! WILDLY INVENTIVE, EMOTIONALLY GUT-PUNCHING, DELIGHTFULLY OFF-KILTER PRODUCTION… The anticipation of innovation casts a GIDDY LAYER OF FUN.”

– Marc Snetiker, Entertainment Weekly

 

“AMUSING, ENGAGING and EMOTIONALLY POWERFUL. I DON’T EXPECT THE THEATER SEASON WILL OFFER MANY BETTER EXPERIENCES.”

– Robert Feldberg, Bergen Record

 

 

Limited engagement thru April 12, 2015

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will conclude its limited engagement of the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning INTO THE WOODS, on April 12, 2015.

 

At the time of closing, Into the Woods will have played 26 preview performances and 91 regular performances.  Previews began on December 18, 2014, and the production opened officially on January 22, 2015 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This limited engagement has was extended thru April 12, 2015.

 

Directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, this production premiered in May 2013 at the McCarter Theatre in association with the Fiasco Theater.

 

Into the Woods features the original McCarter Theatre Center/Fiasco Theater cast, including: Jessie Austrian as “Baker’s Wife,” Noah Brody as “Lucinda, Wolf & Cinderella’s Prince,” Matt Castle as “Pianist,” Paul L. Coffey as “Mysterious Man,” Andy Grotelueschen as “Milky White, Florinda & Rapunzel’s Prince,” Liz Hayes as “Cinderella’s Stepmother & Jack’s Mother,” Claire Karpen as “Cinderella & Granny,” Jennifer Mudge as Witch,” Patrick Mulryan as “Jack & Steward,” Ben Steinfeld as “Baker” and Emily Young as “Little Red Ridinghood & Rapunzel.”

 

With only 10 actors, one piano and boundless imagination, this witty and wildly theatrical re-invention is Into the Woods like you’ve never seen it before! This stripped-down, unplugged, thrillingly clever new version includes all the dazzling classic songs like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky.” Mind the wolf, heed the witch and honor the giant at this extraordinary musical about the power of wishes and what happens when they really do come true.

 

Roundabout has a long relationship with Stephen Sondheim having produced five Tony Award® nominated Sondheim revivals including Company (1995), Follies (2001), Tony Award® winning Assassins (2004), Pacific Overtures (2004) and Sunday in the Park with George (2008). In 2005, Roundabout honored Sondheim with the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre for the indelible impact his life’s work has made on the theatre. In 2009 Roundabout presented a one-night only gala concert reading of A Little Night Music. In 2010, Roundabout presented a special Broadway musical tribute to Sondheim entitled Sondheim on Sondheim conceived and directed by Into the Woods’ librettist James Lapine and in the same year, renamed Broadway’s Henry Millers’ Theatre in honor of Mr. Sondheim.

 

The creative team includes: Derek McLane (Sets), Whitney Locher (Costumes), Christopher Akerlind (Lighting), Darron L West (Sound), Michael Perlman (Associate Director), Lisa Shriver (Choreographer) Matt Castle (Music Director) and Frank Galgano (Orchestrations).

 

Ticket Information

Tickets for Into the Woods are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org, and in person at Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre Box office (111 West 46th Street). Single tickets for Into the Woods are $109.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Into the Woods plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.

 

Into the Woods is made possible with major support from Ms. Elizabeth Armstrong and Ted and Mary Jo Shen.

 

Into the Woods benefits from Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Fund with lead gifts from The Howard Gilman Foundation and Perry and Marty Granoff.

 

Musicals at Roundabout are supported with generous gifts from: The Bok Family Foundation and Cynthia Wainwright and Stephen Berger.

 

The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre opened in March 2004 with an acclaimed premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel starring Viola Davis, directed by Dan Sullivan. In the ten years since that landmark production, the center has expanded beyond the Laura Pels Theatre to include the Black Box Theatre and now a new education center. The Steinberg Center continues to reflect Roundabout’s commitment to produce new works by established and emerging writers as well as revivals of classic plays. This state-of-the-art off-Broadway theatre and education complex is made possible by a major gift from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. The Trust was created in 1986 by Harold Steinberg to promote and advance American Theatre as a vital part of our culture by supporting playwrights, encouraging the development and production of new work, and providing financial assistance to not-for-profit theatre companies across the country. Since its inception, the Trust has awarded over $70 million to more than 125 theatre organizations.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure, and providing accessibility to all audiences. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the production of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate and engage all audiences.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals, and new works on its five stages, each of which is specifically designed to enhance the needs of Roundabout’s mission. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design, is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout’s Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. The Stephen Sondheim Theatre offers a state of the art LEED-certified Broadway theatre in which to stage major large-scale musical revivals. Together these distinctive homes serve to enhance Roundabout’s work on each of its stages.

 

American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

 

Roundabout’s 2014-2015 season includes Coleman, Comden & Green’s On The Twentieth Century starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher, directed by Scott Ellis; Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods; and Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other, directed by Trip Cullman.

 

The 2014-2015 Roundabout Underground production is Little Children Dream of God, a new play by Jeff Augustin, directed by Giovanna Sardelli.

 

Roundabout’s production of Masteroff, Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret, starring Alan Cumming and Sienna Miller, directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall (co-director/choreographer), runs thru March 29, 2015 at Studio 54.

 

Roundabout’s 50th anniversary season in 2015-2016 includes: Old Times by Harold Pinter, directed by Douglas Hodge, starring Clive Owen; Noises Off by Michael Frayn, directed by Jeremy Herrin; The Humans by Stephen Karam, directed by Joe Mantello; Keira Knightley starring in Thérèse Raquin by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Émile Zola, directed by Evan Cabnet; and Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock’s She Loves Me, starring Laura Benanti and Josh Radnor, directed by Scott Ellis. The 2015-2016 Roundabout Underground production is Ugly Lies the Bone, a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Patricia McGregor.

 

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