From Amy Adams' fairy-tale return in "Into the Woods" by Jessica Turgeon:
Returning for another stage performance, the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine Brothers Grimm fairy tale, "Into the Woods," is set to play this summer at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre as part of the Public Theatre's summer series.
As Mark Kennedy of the Huffington Post said, after a few of her popular musical movies, actress Amy Adams will be "returning to fairy tales, starring opposite Cinderella and a witch." After a few bouts of the musical bug, the three-time Academy Award nominee will be playing the role of the Baker's Wife this summer. This role was originated by Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason who, Mark Snetiker tells Entertainment Weekly, is coincidentally also a redhead. ***
Sondheim's "Into the Woods" debuted in 1986 at the Old Globe in San Diego, California, moving on to "Broadway the next year, where it won multiple Tony Awards. This upcoming performance of the fairy-tale musical will also feature actors Jack Broderick as the Narrator, Jessie Mueller as Cinderella, Gideon Glick as Jack, Ivan Hernandez, Cooper Grodin, and more. Playbill.com announced Wednesday that two-time Tony Award winner Donna Murphy will be playing the Witch, a role originated by Bernadette Peters in the 1987 Broadway production, and Vanessa Williams in the musical revival. A full cast list has not yet been released, and actors playing the Baker, Little Red, and the Mysterious Man are unknown at this time. Preview performances are set to begin July 23 and the show will run through the end of August.
I got to see the Vanessa Williams revival when I lived in Los Angeles about 10 years ago now. For fans of Adams, this should be a treat.