Into the Woods Begins Production
The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including “Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony,” among others. Additionally, Sondheim has penned an all-new song for the story’s theatrical debut.
The award-winning production team includes Dion Beebe (Collateral, Chicago, Nine), Oscar winner for the Marshall-helmed Memoirs of a Geisha, as director of photography. Dennis Gassner (Skyfall, Quantum of Solace), who won his own Oscar for Bugsy, serves as production designer, and three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood (Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago, Alice In Wonderland) is costume designer.
Into the Woods premiered on Broadway on Nov. 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony Awards for best score, best book and best actress in a musical. Among other awards, the musical received five Drama Desk awards, including best musical. Into the Woods has been produced around the world, including a 1988 U.S. tour, a 1990 West End production, Broadway and London revivals, in addition to a television production, DVD recording and a 10-year-anniversary concert.
Source: Walt Disney Studios