Into the Woods
Paperback, 145 pages ISBN: 9780930452933Publication Date:
9 Jan 1996
Size: 214mm x 136mm£19.99
First Staged:
San Diego, 1986; Broadway, 1987

Into the Woods

By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

Paperback £19.99

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A modern musical twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and other well-known fairytale characters are interwoven with the story of a baker and his wife – whose longing for a child is thwarted by the witch who lives next door.

Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It was first staged at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California, in December 1986, and opened on Broadway in November 1987. It went on to win three Tony Awards, including Best Score of a Musical and Best Book of a Musical.

This Theatre Communications Group edition includes black and white production photographs by Martha Swope.

Press Quotes

'It is that joyous rarity, a work of sophisticated artistic ambition and deep political purpose that affords nonstop pleasure'

Time Magazine

'A sparkling, bittersweet and magical show... one of the great works of the American musical theatre'

Sunday Times

'Spellbinding... a Sondheim classic that interweaves different fairy-tales in a witty act of deconstruction compounded by tart aperçus about life's thorny journey'


'Sondheim's extraordinary collaboration with James Lapine... a classic, jokily wise, intelligently absurd musical fantasy... spiky Sondheim music and arresting lyrics you take away for ever, wild wit, looming menace, dry jokes... a harshly wise, hilariously serious reflection on the vanity of wishes and the power of childlike imagination in a world of flawed adults... an absolute five-star marvel'

Paperback,145 pages ISBN: 9780930452933Publication Date:
9 Jan 1996
Size: 214mm x 136mm£19.99

Also by Stephen Sondheim:

Road Show
Sweeney Todd
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Getting Away With Murder
Pacific Overtures
Sunday in the Park with George
Company: The Complete Revised Book and Lyrics
A Little Night Music

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Also by James Lapine:

Sunday in the Park with George

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