Grammy and Emmy Winner John McDaniel Will Direct Long Island Into the Woods in Concert | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News Grammy and Emmy Winner John McDaniel Will Direct Long Island Into the Woods in Concert The Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical will play the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts.
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Grammy and Daytime Emmy winner John McDaniel will direct and conduct Into the Woods in Concert for the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts.

The Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical will be presented March 8 at 8 PM and March 9 at 2 PM and 8 PM. The performances will include limited staging, sets, and costumes, and actors may perform with scripts-in-hand.

The production will feature 14 actors backed by a 15-piece band. Casting will be announced at a later date; Stephen DeAngelis is the casting director.

McDaniel was the music director and/or arranger for Broadway's Bonnie and Clyde, Catch Me If You Can, Brooklyn, Taboo, Annie Get Your Gun, Patti LuPone in Concert, Grease, and Company. He has frequently collaborated with Rosie O'Donnell, including as a producer and composer as well as her bandleader for her Emmy-winning talk show.

For tickets, priced $39-$69, visit

Into The Woods (1987) Production Photos

McDaniel has performed on Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the Rhône River 2 April 7–14, 2019, featuring Melissa Errico, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, and Seth Rudetsky, and Broadway in the Great Northwest, Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise, will bring passengers on a journey through the Pacific Northwest from April 26–May 4, 2020. Playbill Travel is currently accepting waitlist travelers for its sold out cruises: Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein (September 1–9, 2019) and Broadway on the High Seas: The Greek Isles (June 24–July 1, 2019). Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit

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