In the big screen version of the Tony winning musical of the same name, Into The Woods, a witch (three time Oscar winner Meryl Streep) conspires to teach important lessons to various characters of popular children’s stories including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel.
Into The Woods premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony Awards for best score, best book and best actress in a musical.
The movie version of Into The Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel – all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.
Into The Woods writer, Stephen Sondheim, wrote an entirely new song for the movie. In addition, the movie will include the classics from the Broadway production, including “Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone,” and “Agony.”
There is no gay subtext in the movie Into The Woods, as there was in the Tony winning musical.