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Into the Woods had a sold-out tour in May 2022 as part of the Encores! Season 2022, and now the musical transfers to the St. James Theater on Broadway with a star-studded cast. Get Into the Woods tickets on the New York Theater Guide now. Into the Woods is a musical about fairy tales – but this show tells them differently than you might remember. Into the Woods is inspired by versions of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, whose stories often have dark themes and endings. The central story is totally original though, that of a baker and his wife trying to conceive. They’ve been in trouble for a long time, and they soon discover that because the baker’s father angered a witch years ago, she put a curse on her family to make them sterile. The witch tells the couple that she will reverse the curse. if they bring him four enchanted objects: a red cape, a golden slipper, yellow hair and a white cow. So they venture into the woods near their house to get these items and come across classic fairy tale characters like Cinderella and her prince, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Rapunzel and Jack (from the Beanstalk), who try all to fulfill their own wishes and desires. But nothing is as it seems in the woods, and the path to happily ever after isn’t always clear. – well-known musicals. Into the Woods premiered on Broadway in 1987, two years after Lapine and Sondheim’s previous collaboration, Sunday in the Park with George, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for Best Musical. Into the Woods was very successful, winning three Tonys, including Best Book and Best Score. The show also cemented Bernadette Peters’ star status (as a witch) and propelled Chip Zien and Joanna Gleason (as the baker and baker’s wife) to Broadway fame; Gleason won the production’s third Tony. The last revival of Into the Woods was in 2002, and now 20 years later, Into the Woods returns. The current revival joins another Sondheim revival on Broadway: Company, which was nominated for nine 2022 Tony Awards and stars a female Bobbie (Katrina Lenk) in place of the male lead, Bobby. Sondheim’s Assassins was also revived off Broadway shortly before, in the winter of 2021, just before Sondheim’s death in November 2021. Tickets for Into the Woods in New York are on sale now.