Celebrate 30 Years of Into the Woods With a Look Back at the Original Broadway Production

Archival Photos   Celebrate 30 Years of Into the Woods With a Look Back at the Original Broadway Production
 
The beloved musical from Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine opened November 5, 1987 at the Martin Beck Theatre.
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Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, and Bernadette Peters Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts

30 years ago, on November 5, 1987, Stephen Sondheim's elaborate interweaving of many fairy tales, Into the Woods, opened at the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway. The famous score includes such hits as “No One Is Alone,” “Children Will Listen,” and the show's title song.

James Lapine, who also wrote the book, directed Joanna Gleason, Bernadette Peters, and more in the production.

Flip through photos of the original Broadway staging below:

Since Into the Woods opened on Broadway in 1987 (and had a solid, Tony-winning run of 765 performances), the musical has received three New York revivals, including one on Broadway. There have been numerous reunion concerts, the original production was aired on PBS, and the show has been turned into an Academy Award-nominated feature film made by Disney.

Into the Woods has become a mainstay of regional theatres, summer stock companies, community theatres, and high schools.

Flip through the many different productions of the show below:

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