Into the Woods New York (2012)

23 July – 1 September

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

Directed by Artistic Director Timothy Sheader and co-directed by Liam Steel in New York’s Central Park for  The Public Theatre. Based on the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre London Production produced by Timothy Sheader and William Village for Regent's Park Theatre Ltd. The production featured Donna Murphy as the witch, Amy Adams as The Baker's Wife, and Glenn Close as the voice of the Giant.

The cast

Creative team



"I wish everyone could experience this exquisitely revived fractured fairy tale...CAPTIVATING"

The Wall Street Journal

"Donna Murphy plays the Witch with thrilling ferocity, while Jessie Mueller, the Cinderella of this revival, is the finest young musical-comedy singer to hit New York in the past decade”

Entertainment Weekly

“Director Timothy Sheader’s buoyantly inventive, into-the-trees production makes room for every emotion...RADIANT"

USA Today

“the right mix of sincerity, whimsy and imagination. Glenn Close voices the lady giant with a fearsome, feminine ferocity... AN ENCHANTING MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S ENTERTAINMENT”


"John Lee Beatty and Soutra Gilmour’s Escher-like treehouse set keeps director Timothy Shaeader’s character flow churning like a storybook Ferris wheel, accented by Emily Rebholz’ iconic costumes and Ben Stanton’s terror-in-the-night lighting"

The Hollywood Reporter

"ONE OF THE HOTTEST TICKETS IN TOWN ...Denis O’Hare and Amy Adams excel as The Baker and his Wife...Donna Murphy delivers a bravura turn as the Witch, displaying a fierce malevolence that makes the character truly scary”