It Shoulda Been You Will Come to Broadway in Spring 2015

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 12.19.53 AMThe spring 2014 season is beginning to book up on Broadway! A brand new show has just been announced for the spring season and lucky for us, it’s a musical! While musicals usually dominate the Broadway spring season, it is looking to be a heavy straight play season on Broadway with only a sprinkling of new musicals. However, many of those musicals are looking to be brand new works including the one just announced! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that It Shouda Been You will play Broadway this spring!

It Shoulda Been You is a musical which features book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove with music by Anselmi. Additional lyrics are also provided by Jill Abramovitz, Carla Rose Fisher, Michael Cooper, Ernie Lijoi and Will Randall. The musical tells the hilarious story of a wedding gone ary. Two families, from completely different backgrounds,c clash as they come together to celebrate a wedding. However, when the bride’s ex-boyfriend arrives, the wedding comes to a halt and chaos ensues. Secrets are exposed as promises are broken as both families find themselves in hysterics as the bride’s sister works to make sure this disaster can still be a “happyily ever after”.

georgestreet-bProducers proudly announced It Shoulda Been You will come to Broadway this spring! The musical will begin previews March 17th, 2015 and officially open on April 14th at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Pictured Right). The musical premiered in 2011 at the George Street Playhouse (Pictured Above).

Tyne_DalySeveral cast members from the original cast are set to return for the Broadway engagement! Returning cast members include Tony Award winner Tyne Daly (Mothers and Sons)(Pictured Left), Tony Award winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Lisa Howard (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Edward Hibbert (Curtains) and Steve Rosen (The Other Josh Cohen). New cast members for the Broadway production include Sierra Boggess (The Phantom of the Opera) and David Burtka (Gypsy).

cn_image.size.david-hyde-pierce-vanya-sonia-masha-spikeTony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce will helm the production as director. He previously directed the musical’s premiere in 2011 at George Street. The rest of the creative team includes Anna Louizos as scenic designer, William Ivey Long as costume designer, Ken Billington as lighting designer and Nevin Steinberg as sound designer. The musical’s Broadway outing is being produced by Daryl Roth, Scott Landis, Jane Bergère, Jayne Baron Sherman and John O’Boyle.

I’m very excited that this new musical will make it’s way to Broadway this spring! I remember hearing about It Shoulda Been You back during it’s premiere in 2011 and most recently as of last season when the talk of a Broadway bow was being discussed. While I don’t know much about this production overall, I’m definitely excited to see a new piece of musical theatre headed to Broadway this spring. The cast line up is excellent with some major Broadway names and with David Hyde Pierce as director, I’m sure this will be a fantastic new work. I’m also happy to see this head into a theatre perfect for what the size of this show seems to be. Smaller musicals playing the Atkinson have usually worked out pretty well for those productions.

It Shoulda Been You begins previews on Broadway March 17th! Luner on Theatre will keep you updated as this new musical makes its way to Broadway this spring!  Check back for more updates, rehearsal photos and more! For more information, visit It Shoulda Been You’s Official WebsiteAnd of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more! 

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Disney’s Aladdin Will Fly Into Germany

ALADDIN279x238A Whole New World is coming to Europe! While Broadway is potentially the most famous theatrical hub in an urban environment in the world, there are plenty of theatre hubs located in cities worldwide bringing the magic of theatre to audiences daily! One of those new places is Hamburg, Germany! While Germany is no stranger to musical theatre, the city is about to get a brand new taste of Broadway as one of the Tony Award nominated Best Musicals flies into the city within the next year bringing new entertainment to thousands of fans across the pond! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Disney’s Aladdin will fly onto the stage in Hamburg, Germany!

neue-flora-tarzan800Disney Theatrical Productions and Stage Entertainment proudly announced that Disney’s Aladdin musical will fly into Hamburg, Germany! The musical is set to debut at The Stage Theatre Neue Flora (Pictured Right) in Fall 2015. The German production will be cast locally and will also be performed in German. Hamburg is no stranger to musical theatre, yet alone Disney productions. The Lion King is currently still playing, now in its 13th year, and Tarzan played to audiences for five years there as well. Tarzan has since left Hamburg and moved to Stuttgart. Aladdin is Germany will be the second production of the musical to hit the international market.

aladdinprod2_1393433217Disney’s Aladdin begin previews on February 26th, 2014 on Broadway before officially opening on March 20th, 2014 at The New Amsterdam Theatre. Aladdin is a musical that features music by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin. Beguelin also penned the book. Adam Jacobs (Pictured Left) and Courtney Reed led the cast as Aladdin and Jasmine with James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie. The musical received positive reviews from critics and went on to be nominated for five Tony Awards. Only Iglehart went on to win for his performance as the Genie. Many claimed the new musical was one of the best Disney had put out in years and that is was one of the top productions of the 2014 spring season.

President and Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, Thomas Schumacher, said in a statement:

Thomas Schumacher“The tale of Aladdin, the Genie and those three famous wishes is beloved around the world and we are incredibly proud of Casey Nicholaw’s spectacular new production which brings the story to vivid theatrical life. Following in the footsteps of our record-breaking productions of The Lion King and Tarzan, we look forward to another partnership with Stage Entertainment and can’t wait to share the heart and wit of this timeless tale with German audiences.”

Managing director of Stage Entertainment Germany, Uschi Neuss, said in a statement:

“We are delighted to bring the next smash-hit musical from Disney to Germany in addition to the enormously successful productions of The Lion King and Tarzan. Hamburg, with its reputation as Germany’s musical-capital, is the perfect city to host the European premiere. More than 14 million people have seen and enjoyed The Lion King and Tarzan to date in Germany, and there are many more to come. Aladdin will be a fantastic addition to our portfolio in Hamburg.”

Aladdin, Toronto 2013I am so incredibly excited to hear that Aladdin is headed to Europe, specifically Germany for its Europe debut! Many people don’t know this but Hamburg is a hub of musical theatre and the theatre capital of Germany. The city has housed numerous American musicals that have done very well including several major Broadway flops. Hamburg isn’t always on people’s minds when it comes to theatre cities around the world but I truly believe this will be one of the next major launching pads joining Broadway and the West End. I’m also excited to hear that Disney’s Aladdin is the next major Broadway show to make the jump there. Aladdin has done very well since it’s debut in New York and is still winning over audiences on Broadway. Many have described this production as incredibly magical and that is something I think, the Europeans who have the chance to experience this, will love it.

Come Fall 2015, a whole new world will fly into Hamburg, Germany! If you’re in Europe and have been waiting to see Aladdin, now is your chance! Luner on Theatre will be sure to keep you updated as Aladdin flies into Germany next Fall and Disney continues to soar with it’s brand new production! For more information, visit Disney’s Aladdin’s Official Website, Facebook Page or Twitter AccountAnd of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more! 

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The Fortress of Solitude at The Public Theater (Photos)

An all-star cast is leading the world premiere of the brand new musical The Fortress Of Solitude which is one of the first new shows of The Public Theater’s season this Fall! The musical, which features a book by Itamar Moses and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, is based on the best-selling novel of the same name written by Jonathan Lethem. The story talks about a group of teenagers in Brooklyn in the 1970’s. Through soul music, block parties, rap music, blackouts, their friendship grows and centers around superheroes as the group finds themselves thinking if they believe enough, they can fly too just like their idols.  Today, Luner on Theatre brings you a first look at The Fortress of Solitude at The Public Theater!

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The Fortress of Solitude began previews on September 30th before officially opening on October 22nd! The musical plays through November 2nd. The musical was conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin. Thank you to Joan Marcus for the photos used in this blog post! For more information, visit The Public Theater’s Official Website, Facebook Page or Twitter AccountAnd of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more! 

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HedWIG Goes Missing on Broadway

1.171149Talk about a hair cut! While Broadway has definitely seen its share of odd events here and there, this is definitely a new one!  How does that old saying go? If it’s not your prop, don’t touch it? Well maybe that new rule should also apply to wigs as it seems a bandit made off this past weekend with one of Broadway’s best known wigs from a Tony Award winning production! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the news that one of the many wigs that helps bring to life Hedwig in Hedwig And The Angry Inch on Broadway has gone missing!

michaelhedwig07_444_377The New York Post has reported that one of the wigs (Pictured Right) worn by the title character Hedwig, in Hedwig And The Angry Inch on Broadway, has gone missing! During the musical, there is a climatic scene at the end where the character rips of his wig and throws it to the stage floor where it remains through the end of the show. Following curtain call each night, the crew immediately heads on stage to claim the wig. However, following Saturday night’s performance, there was no wig to be found. While nothing has been confirmed at this time, it is believed an audience member reached on stage and made off with it.

In a statement, lead producer David Binder warned the culprit responsible for the act;

“You do not mess with Hedwig’s wigs. I’m afraid for the poor person who did this, because Hedwig will find you — hunt you down, and do unspeakable things to you. Trust me, you’d better not wear it in the Village on Friday. She’ll snatch it right off your head, and if she takes a handful of your actual hair, I can’t be held responsible.”

Currently, Michael C. Hall is playing the title role in Hedwig And The Angry Inch on Broadway. He began performances on October 16th, 2014 and will continue through January 4th, 2015. Luner on Theatre first reported on Michael C. Hall’s return to Broadway!

Hedwig & the Angry InchBelasco TheatreHedwig And The Angry Inch first appeared on Broadway last spring beginning previews March 29th, 2014 and officially opened April 22nd at the Belasco Theatre. It was nominated for several Tony Awards and went on to win three including Best Musical Revival. The musical kicked off its Broadway debut withNeil Patrick Harris in the title role. NPH went on to win the 2014 Tony Award for his performance. Harris departed in late August and the title role was taken over by Tony nominee Andrew Rannells who appeared through October 12th. Hedwig first appeared on the stage Off-Broadway in 1998 downtown at the Jane Street Theatre where it played over 850 performances from 1998 through 2000. Originally, book writer John Cameron Mitchell starred as Hedwig.

Take a look at Michael C. Hall strut his stuff in Hedwig!

michaelhedwig06_444_396Is this even real? My first thoughts upon hearing the reports that Hedwig’s wig had gone missing were quite simply “Whaaaaaaaaaaat?!”. Could this even be possible? The simple answer is, yes. It very well could be some eager fan reached up on stage during the mass exit of the theatre to snag Hedwig’s hair and make off with it! While many of you may ask what one would simple do with such a do, I suggest you dare not question Hedwig fans and their loyalty to this production. Yet all at the same time, while not blaming the production, I do wanna say this is making for some excellent PR for the Tony Award winning Best Revival. Even if this event proved to be staged by the production and producers themselves, I wouldn’t mind and applaud their PR efforts. However, a show like Hedwig has been going steady since it’s debut last spring and has kept high ticket sales over, with occasional dips, as new stars have rotated into the role.

Luner on Theatre will be sure to keep you updated if any news comes of Hedwig’s missing wig! We’re actually quite curious ourselves to see what will come of this situation! However, if that wig does happen to turn up in the Village on Friday night, you may hear about it before we do! And of course, IF YOU SEE THIS WIG, please don’t hesitate to report it! Don’t miss your chance to see Michael C. Hall on the Broadway stage in a role like no other. For more information, visitHedwig’s Official Broadway Website,Facebook Page or Twitter AccountAnd of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more! 

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West Side Story Will Return to New York City through The Harbor Lights Theater Company

If8sMNCpqKFD_l7a8B2pLdw5CuQhrg9dp5SnqSs80W0Staten Island is often the forgotten borough of New York City. Just 30 minutes across the harbor from Lower Manhattan, the borough is no stranger to the arts of theatre housing several legit theatre companies and the iconic St. George Theater. However, one company on Staten Island is doing something that no other is. The Harbor Lights Theater Company, founded in 2010, is bringing Broadway talent to the borough as the company stages theatrical productions for the community to experience. This fall, they plan to close out their fifth season with one of the most famous Broadway musicals of all-time. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you an exciting first look at The Harbor Lights Theater Company’s upcoming production of West Side Story!

West Side Story is a musical which features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The musical was conceived by Jerome Robbins. The musical tells the story of an Upper West Side neighborhood in the mid-1950’s and its changing character. A rivalry has formed between a caucasian gang, the Jets, and a group of Puerto Ricans, the Sharks. Things become even more complicated when Tony, a member of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of the Sharks leader, Bernardo. The musical explores the social issues of American youth during a time when New York City found itself culturally divided. West Side Story includes some of the most iconic musical theatre songs of all-time including “Maria”, “America”, “Somewhere”, “Tonight” and “I Feel Pretty”.

insideoftheater-300x199The Harbor Lights Theater Company will officially open West Side Story on November 7th, 2014 in the Music Hall at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens. The show runs through November 23rd. Performances will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM with a 2 PM matinée on Sundays.

Leading the cast of West Side Story is John Grieco as Tony and Evy Ortiz (West Side Story National Tour) as Maria (Both are pictured below). Other leads include Aléna Watters (Sister Act) as Anita, Michael Graceffa (Catch Me If You Can National Tour) as Bernardo, Tim Roller (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang National Tour) as Riff and Dean de Luna (West Side Story Broadway Revival) as Chino.

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The rest of the cast includes Victoria Casillo as Minnie and Estella, Natalie Diaz as Teresita, Antwaun Holley as Anxious, Melissa Hunt as Velma, Anthony Johnson as Action, Jesse Kramer as Arab, Justin Laguna as Indio, John Paul LaPorte as Luis, Jimmy Larkin as Baby John, Jessie Lawyer as Graziella, Gary J. Moore as Krupke, DJ Petrosino as Pepe, Emily Jeanne Phillips as Consuelo, Nicole Sartor as Rosalia, Kevin Shotwell as Big Deal, Joe Simonelli as Schrank, Thomas Sutter as Diesel, Mickey Tennenbaum as Doc, Shannon Walter as Clarice, Michelle West as Francisca and Sarah Zielinski as Anybodys.

First Look at the Cast in Rehearsal!

Award-winning director Stephen Nachamie leads the creative team as director with Felicity Stiverson as choreographer. Brian Whitted will serve as musical director and conductor. The rest of the creative team includes Tabitha Pease as scenic designer, Jake Fine as lighting designer, Kurt Alger as costume designer, Duane McKee as sound designer and Valerie Caniglia as props master. Brendan J. O’Brien is production stage manager with Chris Luner is assistant stage manager. Michael Mastromarino is technical director.

L5ChEdO2Zb8A-v55Cj87nQrflk-yCSCnpXd94UmDx4QThe Harbor Lights Theater Company is the first professional Equity theatre company in Staten Island’s history. The company, which was founded in 2010, is dedicated to “illuminating the human experience” through the highest quality, professional theatrical productions  and educational outreach on the borough of Staten Island in New York City. The company has found its home at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens and West Side Story will mark its 16th production. Over the past five seasons, Harbor Lights has presented 85 Broadway professionals which include Tony, Grammy, Oscar, Emmy, drama Desk and Obie Award winning and nominated artists.

When speaking with Executive Artistic Director Tamera Jenkins about why Harbor Lights was interested in bringing West Side Story to Staten Island, she said:

“The Harbor Lights Theater Company’s 2014-2015 season will focus on tolerance and racial relations, which continue to be important issues in our borough. Issues explored include racism, homophobia and sexism.” Jenkins went on to say “West Side Story happens to be one of the best musicals ever written. We try to pick material that inspires us and will inspire our audiences here on Staten Island in a profound way.”

She also spoke specifically of plans Harbor Lights has for West Side Story saying;

“We have made it part of our mission to faithfully recreate original choreography wherever possible. We did so with (Jerome) Robbins before with our production of The King And I in 2012. We are very lucky to have Stephen Nachamie helming this production and Felicity Stiverson re-creating the Robbins iconic West Side choreography.”

The Harbor Lights Theater Company’s production of West Side Story will officially open on November 7th, 2014! Performances run Nov 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 8 PM with a 2 PM matinée on Nov 8, 9, 16, 23. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most beloved Broadway musicals of all time featuring Broadway talent on Staten Island! For more information, visit The Harbor Lights Theater Company’s Official Website, Facebook Page or Twitter AccountAnd of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more! 

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The Barrymore Awards Return to Philadelphia

220px-05BarrymoreAwardLuner on Theatre heads to Philadelphia as we cover the exciting news of a long-awaited return! The Barrymore Awards return to the stage tonight with a brand new organization at the helm and a brand new approach to the awards layout! While many are anxious as the event takes a new format for the first time in years, many are also excited for the bustling Philly theatre community that looks forward to this event annually. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that The Barrymore Awards return to Philadelphia tonight!

2008-12-19-sykaiyan-03The Barrymore Awards, Philadelphia’s award for excellence in theatre, return tonight to the stage! The event, presented this time by Theatre Philadelphia, will be held at The Merriam Theatre at 7 PM. (Inside the Merriam Pictured Right) The Barrymore Awards have been a long time tradition of the city but collapsed almost three years ago. Theatre Philadelphia, an organization that seeks to bring together the greater Philadelphia theatre community to support the values and needs of artist, professionals and companies, has taken over and will present this year’s ceremony.

It was first announced The Barrymore Awards would return to Philadelphia in Summer 2013. When it was announced, Theatre Philadelphia President Kevin Glaccum released a statement which said;

“The Philadelphia theatre community is stronger and more vibrant than ever. The Board of Theatre Philadelphia whole-heartedly agreed with the results of the community survey and is eager to bring back an event that celebrates the excellence of the work created here.”

The organization has created a number of changes that were put into place in order to make The Barrymore Awards not only possible but also more efficient. First, a new voting system which includes a two-tiered organization with nominators and judges was introduced. Second, any theaters interested in participating had to meet a specific criteria. This included;

  • The theatre must be a 501(c)3 or fiscally sponsored organization
  • Each show must have a 12-performance minimum run (this may include previews)
  • Pay scale: Actors — $150/week minimum; Designers — $500/show minimum; Directors — $750/show minimum
  • Performances happen within a 30-mile radius of City Hall

148775_497748740267586_1444224325_nEight nominators will attend eligible productions that would like to participate. If five or more vote on the show, it will move to the next round. Once in the next round, 10-12 judges will then be required to see the show. This should result in 50-60 productions each season being nominated. Originally, it only took three votes for a show to make the next round for judges to view. This meant judges were seeing between 90-100 shows a season which was proving to be unmanageable. Theatre Philadelphia believes this change will not only make The Barrymore’s more manageable but also allow more theatre professionals in Philadelphia to become judges over time.

Judges will also now meet quarterly to discuss shows they have seen so far this season. During these meetings, productions, performances and designs in contention will all be discussed. Tonight’s award ceremony includes 140 nominations span 26 categories.

Top nominations for the night include;

Outstanding Overall Production of a Play: Nominees include Annapurna (Theatre Exile), The Brothers Size (Simpatico Theatre Project), Circle Mirror Transformation (Theatre Horizon), Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq (The Wilma Theater), Down Past Passyunk (InterAct Theatre Company), I Am My Own Wife (Theatre Horizon) and In a Dark Dark House (Simpatico Theatre Project).

Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical: Nominees include Midsummer [a play with songs] (Inis Nua Theatre Company), Nerds (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Parade (Arden Theatre Company) and The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) (Montgomery Theater).

Tonight’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be award to Carla Belver

philadelphia-skyline-vantage-points1-1000vpThe return of The Barrymore Awards is one we must stop and pause for. The return of the awards signifies not only an exciting moment for those involved in the Philadelphia scene but also for the Philadelphia theatre community as a whole. Philadelphia, just 2 hours from New York, is a huge hub of theatrical productions, companies, artists and designers working. However, Philadelphia is much different from New York. While the awards are not what theatre people work for, the awards do make Philadelphia take a step forward as an organization solidifies and recognizes the outstanding work that is being done. The Barrymore’s also have the chance to do what the Tony Awards cannot; extend the branding of the term theatre. Philadelphia theatre is a totally different scene than New York. Broadway is very much a brand and the Tony Award recognizes specifics in the community but maybe not everything theatre professionals would like to see. The Barrymore’s have the chance to look at events like improv or magic, which are still very theatrical, and have the chance to award them. This could bring more life to the stage in a new format not only in Philadelphia but across the nation. I applaud Theatre Philadelphia’s work to restore The Barrymore Awards and I look forward to this event for many years to come.

Philadelphia will celebrate excellence in theatre tonight at The Merriam Theatre located on Broad Street on Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts just blocks from Center City! The event kicks off at 7 PM! For more information, visit Theatre Philadelphia’s Official Website, Facebook Page or Twitter AccountAnd of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more! 

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Complete Casting Announced for Into The Woods Off-Broadway

into-the-woods-bgI Wish! Some well-known storybook characters are set to return to the stage in New York City! However, prepare yourself to see them like never before in a brand new telling of Into The Woods! Roundabout Theatre Company is bringing the critically acclaimed McCarter Theatre/Fiasco Theatre production of Into The Woods Off-Broadway! While this isn’t the first time a major Broadway name musical has returned to Off-Broadway, it will be the first time for this classic Sondheim/Lapine musical. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news of the complete cast and creative team for Roundabout Theatre Company’s Into The Woods Off-Broadway!

Into The Woods is a musical that features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical tells the story of a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family. After an interaction with a witch who places a curse on them, the two set off on a journey to begin their family and run into many fairytale creatures and storybook characters along their way. The musical looks at the idea of wishes, their power and even more importantly, what happens when they really do come true. This new rendition of Into The Woods is incredibly stripped down to it’s bare bones. The musical uses 10 actors, a piano and the imagination of it’s audience to create the world of the woods in a way never before seen.

IMG_1965_2Roundabout Theatre Company proudly announced that the complete original McCarter Theatre Center/Fiasco Theater cast will reunite Off-Broadway for their upcoming revival of Into The Woods. Previews begin December 18th, 2014 and the show officially opens on January 22nd, 2015 at the Laura Pels Theatre, located in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. The show is limited engagement running through March 22nd, 2015 only. The McCarter Theatre in association with Fiasco first staged the new production in May 2013. Following it’s critical acclaim, the show moved to the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California.

into-the-woods-mcc-408This production of Into The Woods is unique and uses only 10 actors to tell the story as many of them take on multiple roles. The complete cast will include Jessie Austrian as the Baker’s Wife, Noah Brody as Lucinda, the Wolf & Cinderella’s Prince, 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 the Baker and Emily Young as Little Red Riding hood & Rapunzel.

The creative team of Into The Woods will be helmed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld who will again serve as the production’s director. Lisa Shriver is on board as choreographer and Matt Castle will serve as musical director and pianist. The rest of the team includes Derek McLane as scenic designer, Whitney Locher as costume designer, Christopher Akerlind as lighting designer and Darron L. West as sound designer.

jpintothewoods-articleLarge-v2I am definitely looking forward to this brand new version of Into The Woods playing in New York! Into the Woods is one of those classic productions that just about everyone has seen and just about everyone knows the way of going about this show. While I’m not trying to say all productions of Into The Woods are the same, for the most part, many follow the same approach which there is nothing wrong with. The McCarter has invented something totally new here from existing material. This new production of Into the Woods is sure not only to be exciting but will hopefully inspire the way we look at musicals we have become familiar with. This applies especially for Into The Woods since the characters are taken from other stories which we also have all grown up with.

Into The Woods begins performances this Holiday season! While Broadway may be calling, don’t be afraid to head Off-Broadway to experience this one of a kind re-imagining of this classic Broadway musical! The production runs only through March 22nd! And don’t forget, be careful what you wish for! For more information, Visit Roundabout Theatre Company’s Official Website, Facebook Page or Twitter Account. And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more! 

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