Broadway production of ‘Into the Woods’ is coming to Orlando

The direct-from-Broadway production of “Into the Woods” will play a series of select engagements in only ten U.S. cities in 2023, including seven performances in the Walt Disney Theater at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

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Photos courtesy of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

The strictly-limited engagement of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning musical from June 6-11, 2023, will star Montego Glover as The Witch, Stephanie J. Block (2019 Tony Award-winner for “The Cher Show) as The Baker’s Wife, Sebastian Arcelus as The Baker, and Gavin Creel (2017 Tony Award-winner for “Hello, Dolly!”) as Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf, who are all reprising their Broadway roles.

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Montego Gover as the Witch
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Stephanie J. Block as the Baker’s Wife and Sebastian Arcelus as the Baker
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Gavin Creel as Cinderella’s Prince

The company will also include Cole Thompson as Jack, Katy Geraghty as Little Red Ridinghood, Diane Phelan as Cinderella, Nancy Opel as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Jason Forbach as Rapunzel’s Prince, Aymee Garcia as Jack’s Mother, David Patrick Kelly as The Narrator, Josh Breckenridge as Cinderella’s Father, Felicia Curry as Cinderella’s Mother/Grandmother/Giant’s Wife, Ta’Nika Gibsonas Lucinda, Brooke Ishibashi as Florinda, Kennedy Kanagawa as Milky White, Jim Stanek as the Steward, and Alysia Velez as Rapunzel with Erica Durham, Ellie Fishman, Marya Grandy, Paul Kreppel, Eddie Lopez, Ximone Rose, and Sam Simahk as understudies.

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Aymee Garcia, Cole Thompson, and Kennedy Kanagawa
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Felicia Curry, Brooke Ishibashi, Ta’Nika Gibsonas, Diane Phelan, and Gavin Creel
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Gavin Creel and Katy Geraghty

Into the Woods first premiered on Broadway in 1987, winning three Tony Awards including Best Score and Best Book. It has since been produced around the world and was adapted into a major motion picture in 2014, which can be seen on Disney+.

This production, the first Broadway hit of the 2022/2023 season, marks the show’s first time on Broadway in more than 20 years. Directed by Lear deBessonet, with music supervision by Rob Berman and choreographed by Lorin Latarro. The production – described by The Washington Post as “a priceless revival with a perfect cast” – is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Sondheim.

Tickets for “Into the Woods at the Dr. Phillps Center for the Preforming Arts will go on sale Feb. 17, 2023. This production is not recommended for children under age four (children under age two will not be permitted inside the theater).

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