Into the Woods

Musical - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: September 29, 1987
  • Opening Date: November 5, 1987
  • Closing Date: September 3, 1989
  • Previews: 43
  • Performances: 765

Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Music: Stephen Sondheim

Book: James Lapine

Synopsis

A childless baker and his wife endeavor to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods, where they encounter Rapunzel (and her witchly "mother"), Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters, and they all must learn the responsibility that comes with getting what you want.

 

Opening Night Cast

Tom Aldredge in Into the Woods Tom Aldredge Mysterious Man
Narrator
Joanna Gleason in Into the Woods Joanna Gleason Baker's Wife
Bernadette Peters in Into the Woods Bernadette Peters Witch
Robert Westenberg in Into the Woods Robert Westenberg Wolf
Cinderella's Prince
Chip Zien in Into the Woods Chip Zien Baker
Barbara Bryne Jack's Mother
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Opening Night Production Credits

James Lapine James Lapine Book
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim Music
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim Lyrics
James Lapine James Lapine Director
  Lar Lubovitch Musical Staging
  Tony Straiges Scenic Design
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Videos (1)

 

Shows That Opened That Season: 1987 - 1988

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Bernadette Peters Nominee
1988 Outstanding Book of a Musical James Lapine Winner
1988 Outstanding Costume Design Ann Hould-Ward Nominee
1988 Outstanding Director of a Musical James Lapine Nominee
1988 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Robert Westenberg Winner
1988 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Danielle Ferland Nominee
1988 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Joanna Gleason Winner
1988 Outstanding Lighting Design Richard Nelson Nominee
1988 Outstanding Lyrics Stephen Sondheim Winner
1988 Outstanding Music Stephen Sondheim Nominee
1988 Outstanding Musical   Winner
1988 Outstanding Orchestrations Jonathan Tunick Nominee
1988 Outstanding Set Design Tony Straiges Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Best Musical Stephen Sondheim
James Lapine
Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Joanna Gleason Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Theatre World Award Danielle Ferland Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Actress in a Musical Joanna Gleason Winner
1988 Book of a Musical James Lapine Winner
1988 Choreography Lar Lubovitch Nominee
1988 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Ann Hould-Ward Nominee
1988 Direction of a Musical James Lapine Nominee
1988 Featured Actor in a Musical Robert Westenberg Nominee
1988 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Richard Nelson Nominee
1988 Musical   Nominee
1988 Original Score Stephen Sondheim Winner
1988 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Tony Straiges Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Sep. 3, 1989 14 $275,424
-
$33,369 $31.06
-
8867
1282
8
0
86.46% 14.31%
Aug. 27, 1989 13 $242,055
-
-$20,929 $32.71
-
7400
1282
8
0
72.15% -7.35%
Aug. 20, 1989 12 $262,984
-
$15,849 $32.25
-
8154
1282
8
0
79.50% 4.84%
Aug. 13, 1989 11 $247,135
-
- $32.28
-
7657
1282
8
0
74.66% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,027,598
-
  $32.07 32078
41024
32
0
78.19 %  
Cumulative
  $29,851,411
-
  $35.27
$0.00
844043
1035856
765
43
81.48 %  
 
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