Encores! INTO THE WOODS Broadway Transfer Rumored to Be Filmed for Release

Encores! INTO THE WOODS Broadway Transfer Rumored to Be Filmed for Release

With the Encores! Into the Woods revival moving out of New York City Center and into the St. James Theatre, rumors have started circulating that the show is expected to be filmed during its 8-week limited engagement.

Here's all we know about the rumors around the filming of Into the Woods:



It was announced earlier this week by Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, that the sold-out New York City Center Encores! production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods will transfer to Broadway for a limited 8-week engagement.

The show will begin previews on Tuesday, June 28th for an official opening night on July 10th.

While contracts for the new Broadway revival suggest the show might be captured for release later in its run, no specific plans have been announced to the public at this time.

If these plans do come to fruition, the Encores! Into the Woods revival will be the third production of the musical to be professionally filmed - the original 1989 Broadway production was originally filmed for PBS' American Playhouse series and is widely available to stream.

The 2011 UK revival was also filmed at Regent’s Open Air Theatre in London by Digital Theatre after being awarded Best Musical Revival at the 2011 Olivier Awards.

The star-studded cast will include Sara Bareilles as the Baker's Wife, Brian D'Arcy James as the Baker, Patina Miller as the Witch, Phillipa Soo as Cinderella, Gavin Creel as the Wolf/Cinderella's Prince, Joshua Henry as Rapunzel's Prince, Ta'Nika Gibson as Lucinda, and Annie Golden as Cinderella's Mother/Grandmother/Giant's Wife.

This is not the first time a New York City Center production gets a Broadway transfer - previous presentations included Sunday in the Park with George, Violet, Gypsy, Finian's Rainbow, Wonderful Town, and Chicago.

The Into the Woods creative team includes David Rockwell (Scenic Design), Andrea Hood (Costume Design), Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Design), Scott Lehrer & Alex Neumann (Co-Sound Designers), James Ortiz (Puppet Design), and Cookie Jordan (Hair, Wigs & Makeup Design).

Into the Woods first premiered on Broadway in 1987, winning three Tony Awards including Best Score and Best Book. It has since been produced throughout the world and was adapted into a major motion picture in 2014. This production will mark its first time on Broadway in 20 years. Into the Woods is produced by Jujamcyn Theaters; Jordan Roth; New York City Center; Hunter Arnold; Nicole Eisenberg; Michael Cassel Group; Jessica R. Jenen; Daryl Roth; ShowTown Productions; Armstrong, Gold & Ross; Nicole Kastrinos, Executive Producer.