The beloved musical from Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine opened November 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre.
Thirty-one 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 “No One Is Alone,” “Children Will Listen,” and the show's title song.
Flip through photos of the original Broadway staging below:
Production Photos: Into the Woods Original Broadway Production
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:
A Look Back at Into the Woods on Broadway and Beyond
Into the woods they went again: Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine and a cast of legends theatre folk could only dream up in a fairytale (or four, in Into the Woods' case). But, this time the enchanted forest was located in Brooklyn — for one day only — June 21 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.