The Playbill Vault Celebrates Tony Award Winner Stephen Sondheim

By Megan Dekic
22 Mar 2014



Into the Woods, Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-inspired musical, debuted on Broadway Nov. 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The cast featured Bernadette Peters as the Witch, Chip Zien as the Baker, Joanna Gleason as the Baker's Wife and Tom Aldredge as the Narrator.

The production ran for 765 performances and won Tony Awards for its original score and book, and Gleason took home the award for Best Actress in a Musical. The show was revived on Broadway in 2002 with a cast that included Vanessa Williams and John McMartin.

Read the original Into the Woods Playbill here.

Sondheim's other works include A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, Pacific Overtures, Merrily We Roll Along and Passion. In 2008, he received a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

Click here to explore Sondheim's theatrical history in the Vault.