In this Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim, several fairy tale characters learn the hard way that the 'Happily Ever After' they sought isn't necessarily so happy after all.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kay McClelland ...
Lauren Mitchell ...
Pamela Winslow ...
Merle Louise ...
Barbara Bryne ...
Ben Wright ...
Danielle Ferland ...
Kim Crosby ...
Robert Westenberg ...
Narrator / Mysterious Man


A childless baker and his wife cannot have a child until they follow the bidding of the witch next door to get a cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold. Good thing, then that they've got neighbors named Jack, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Cinderella to help them before (and after) Happily Ever After. Written by Kathy Li

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15 March 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original Broadway production of "Into the Woods" opened at the Martin Beck Theater in New York on November 5, 1987, ran for 765 performances and won the 1988 Tony Awards for the Best Book and Score. The original Broadway cast is virtually intact for this filmed production which included Joanna Gleason, the winner of the 1988 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and Robert Westenberg, the nominee for the 1988 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. See more »


Cinderella's Prince: Life is often so unpleasant, you must know that as a peasant, best to take the moment present as a present for the moment.
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Referenced in Scarlet (2011) See more »


Stay with Me
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Sung by Bernadette Peters and Pamela Winslow
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A Great Musical
26 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We owe Sondheim a debt of gratitude for allowing this stage performance of "Into the Woods" to be Filmed. It is filled with outstanding performances (Joanna Gleason won a Toni). Sondheim's words and music move us back and forth between laughter and tears. "Into the Woods" is the ultimate fractured fairy tale: traditional fairy tales are mixed together and then filtered through the lens of late 20th Century reality. Wonderful stuff

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