The Playbill Vault Celebrates Tony Award Winner Bernadette Peters

By Megan Dekic
28 Feb 2014



In 1987 Peters appeared in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine fairy tale-inspired musical Into the Woods. She played the Witch in a cast that included Chip Zien as the Baker, Joanna Gleason as the Baker's Wife and Tom Aldredge as the Narrator.

The musical opened Nov. 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. Of Peters' performance, the New York Times' Frank Rich wrote: "Without this star, who delivers her numbers with enough force to bring down houses...Into the Woods would be a lesser evening."

The production ran for 765 performances and won Tony Awards for its original score and book.

Read the Into the Woods Playbill here.

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