The hot, nasty, sweaty production that was 2012’s Into the Woods in Central Park made way for this special Josh Swallows Broadway reunion episode as Josh hosts his former cast mates Jessie Mueller, Chip Zien, Sarah Stiles, and Gideon Glick.
Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning musical that intertwines classic fairytales, gets a playful new dramatic context from British directors Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel in Central Park. The Shakespeare in the Park production officially opened Aug 9, 2012 at the Delacorte Theater.
The cast was led by original 1987 Broadway Into the Woods cast member Chip Zien as the Mysterious Man, with Tony Award winner Donna Murphy (Passion, Wonderful Town) as the Witch, Tony Award winner Denis O’Hare (Take Me Out, Assassins) as the Baker, Academy Award nominee Amy Adams (“Enchanted,” “The Fighter”) as the Baker’s Wife, Tony nominee Jessie Mueller (On a Clear Day…) as Cinderella and Tony Award winner Glenn Close (Sunset Boulevard, Death and the Maiden, “Damages,” “Fatal Attraction”) as the voice of the Giant. Completing the company were Jack Broderick (Narrator), Gideon Glick (Jack), Cooper Grodin (Rapunzel’s Prince), Ivan Hernandez (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf), Tina Johnson (Granny), Josh Lamon (Steward), Laura Shoop (Cinderella’s Mother), Tess Soltau (Rapunzel), Sarah Stiles (Vanities) as Little Red Ridinghood, Kristine Zbornik (A Catered Affair) as Jack’s Mother, Ellen Harvey (How to Succeed…) as Cinderella’s Stepmother, and Bethany Moore (Spider-Man) and Jennifer Rias (Rock of Ages) as the Stepsisters.