American Playhouse: Season 10, Episode 1

Into the Woods (15 Mar. 1991)

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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:
Narrator / Mysterious Man
Robert Westenberg ...
Kim Crosby ...
Danielle Ferland ...
Barbara Bryne ...
Merle Louise ...
Pamela Winslow ...
Lauren Mitchell ...
Kay McClelland ...


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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In a case where life imitates art, Robert Westenberg who played Cinderella's Prince and Kim Crosby who played Cinderella met making this play, eventually married and still are together (2009). See more »


Little Red Riding Hood: Nice is different than Good.
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Referenced in Horton Hears a Who! (2008) See more »


Hello, Little Girl
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Sung by Robert Westenberg and Danielle Ferland
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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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