American Playhouse: Season 10, Episode 1

Into the Woods (15 Mar. 1991)

TV Episode  |  Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Drama
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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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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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Cinderella's wedding dress is an exact replica of Princess Diana's. See more »

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Maybe They're Magic
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Sung by Chip Zien and Joanna Gleason
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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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