Into the Woods 

Musical | English | 150 minutes | Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

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The musical weaves the stories of several  Grimm fairy tale characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. It also includes the expected witch who places a curse on the main characters. The witch  cursed the baker and his wife, as well, preventing them from having a children. Into the Woods culminates with the haunting but hopeful musical number, No One Is Alone. 
 
SUGGESTION: There have been many recordings of Into the Woods. I would recommend the filming with the original cast, from the stage of the Martin Beck Theatre in New York.  Available on Amazon Pri
Cast
Kim Crosby (Cinderella) / Bernadette Peters (The Witch) / Danielle Ferland (Little Red Riding Hood) / Chip Zien (The Baker) / Joanna Gleason (The Baker’s Wife)
Why Stream This Film?
 A testament to its popularity, Into the Woods keeps getting revived and keeps entertaining both old and new audiences. It’s a timeless musical.
Accolades
  • Tony Awards: Winner, Nominated, Best Musical; Best Director, Musical (James Lapine); Winner, Best Original Score (Stephen Sondheim); Best Book, Musical (James Lapine)
  • Drama Desk Awards: Winner, Outstanding Musical; Best Book, Musical (James Lapine); Outstanding Featured Actress, Musical (Joanna Gleason)
  • New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards: Winner, Best Musical 

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To hear NO ONE IS ALONE, the cathartic and beautiful final song, is to be overwhelmed once more by the continuity of one of the American theater’s most extraordinary songwriting careers.
Frank Rich

The New York Times

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