Brian D'Arcy James, who originated the role of the Baker for the current Broadway revival, returns to Into the Woods October 25. The popular Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine runs through January 8, 2023, at the St. James Theatre.
James replaces Sebastian Arcelus, who has been in the role since September 6, playing opposite his real-life spouse Stephanie J. Block, who will remain in her role as the Baker's Wife.
The current cast of Into the Woods also includes Montego Glover and Patina Miller sharing the role of The Witch, Krysta Rodriguez as Cinderella, Gavin Creel as the Wolf and Cinderella's Prince, Andy Karl as Rapunzel's Prince, Katy Geraghty as Little Red Ridinghood, Jim Stanek as the Steward, Cole Thompson as Jack, Ann Harada as Jack's Mother, David Patrick Kelly as the Mysterious Man, Nancy Opel as Cinderella's Stepmother, and Alysia Velez as Rapunzel.
The cast is rounded out by Ta’Nika Gibson, Annie Golden, Albert Guerzon, Brooke Ishibashi, Kennedy Kanagawa, Delphi Borich, Felicia Curry, Jason Forbach, Alex Joseph Grayson, Cameron Johnson, Paul Kreppel, Mary Kate Moore, Diane Phelan, and Lucia Spina.
With a book by James Lapine and a score by Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods combines the fairy-tale stories of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and more, ultimately going beyond "ever after" to explore what happens next.
The Into the Woods creative team includes music director Rob Berman; choreographer Lorin Latarro; scenic designer David Rockwell; costume designer Andrea Hood; lighting designer Tyler Micoloeau; sound designer Scott Lehrer, co-designing with Alex Neumann; puppet designer James Ortiz; and hair and makeup designer Cookie Jordan. Casting is by The Telsey Office's Craig Burns, and Cody Renard Richard serves as production supervisor. Justin Scribner is production stage manager, and music coordination is by Seymour Red Press and Kimberlee Wertz.
Following a two-week run at New York City Center in May, the revival transferred to Broadway's St. James Theatre, where it opened July 10, after beginning previews June 28.