New York University’s Program in Vocal Performance in the Steinhardt School presents the theatre favorite, Into the Woods, from March 30 - April 2. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, the show features notable songs such as “I Know Things Now,” “No One is Alone,” and “Children Will Listen.”
Into the Woods will run at NYU’s Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South). Tickets are $25 general admission and $10 with valid NYU ID. Performance times for Into the Woods are: March 30 through April 1 at 8 p.m; April 1 at 2 p.m., and April 2 at 3 p.m. For tickets, please call 212.279.4200 or visit www.skirballcenter.org. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Skirball Center Box Office Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
When a baker and his wife learn that they’ve been cursed by the witch next door and left unable to bear a child, they set out on a journey to break the spell. While “in the woods,” their story weaves in familiar themes from Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack and the Beanstalk. What begins as a lively fantasy ends in lessons of responsibility, consequences for our actions, and what we teach our children.
The original Broadway production, directed by James Lapine, opened on November 5, 1987 and ran for 765 performances at the Martin Beck Theatre. In 1988 it received Tony Awards for Best Score (Stephen Sondheim), Best Book (James Lapine), and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason).
NYU’s production will be directed by William Wesbrooks, with music direction by Michael Ricciardone and choreography by Michael Harrington. The cast and orchestra will feature the talented undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from the Steinhardt School’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.
Press interested in attending Into the Woods should contact Elise Hanley, associate director of production at 212.998.5069 or email@example.com.