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Broadway Production of ‘Into the Woods’ to Stop in Nashville

The exclusive, limited engagement dedicated to the memory of Stephen Sondheim runs May 23 - 28 at TPAC. 

The acclaimed and beloved Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning Into the Woods will play an exclusive engagement of eight performances at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall on May 23 – 28.

Starring Montego Glover as The Witch, Stephanie J. Block as The Baker’s Wife, Sebastian Arcelus as The Baker and Gavin Creel as Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf reprising their Broadway roles, the strictly limited engagement is dedicated to Stephen Sondheim.

The show, which became the first Broadway hit of the 2022-2023 season, is directed by Lear deBessonet, with music supervision by Rob Berman and choreography by Lorin Latarro.

Into the Woods Cast

The company – many coming directly from the Broadway production – includes Cole Thompson as Jack; Katy Geraghty as Little Red Ridinghood; Diane Phelan as Cinderella; Nancy Opel as Cinderella’s Stepmother; Jason Forbach as Rapunzel’s Prince; Aymee Garcia as Jack’s Mother; David Patrick Kelly as The Narrator; Josh Breckenridge as Cinderella’s Father; Felicia Curry as Cinderella’s Mother/Grandmother/Giant’s Wife; Ta’Nika Gibson as Lucinda; Brooke Ishibashi as Florinda; Kennedy Kanagawa as Milky White; Jim Stanek as the Steward; and Alysia Velez as Rapunzel with Erica DurhamEllie FishmanMarya GrandyPaul KreppelEddie LopezXimone Rose and Sam Simahk as understudies.

Into the Woods history

The show first premiered on Broadway in 1987, winning three Tony Awards including Best Score and Best Book. It has since been produced throughout the world and was adapted into a major motion picture in 2014. Following a sold-out New York City Center Encores! run in May 2022, the production transferred to Broadway as a limited engagement beginning July 2022, marking its first time on Broadway in 20 years. Following tremendous critical acclaim and audience demand, it was extended twice and concluded its Broadway run on Jan. 8, 2023.

Creative team

The creative team for Into the Woods includes Tony Award winner David Rockwell (Scenic Design), Andrea Hood (Costume Design), Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Design), Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer and Alex Neumann (Co-Sound Designers), James Ortiz (Puppet Design), Cookie Jordan (Hair, Wigs and Makeup Design) and John Bell (Music Director). Casting is by Telsey & Co. with Production Supervision by Cody Renard Richard and Production Stage Manager is Scott Rowen.

Performance schedule:

  • Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 26 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 27 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 28 at 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit Intothewoodsbway.com. Tickets start at $39 and are on sale at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and in person at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. 


About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.