Martha and I decided to go to a movie last week. She recalled she thought she’d heard Into The Woods was a sci-fi film. Not quite. Into The Woods is a musical about fairy tales.
Regardless of the Rotten Tomatoes rating, Into The Woods is the sixth highest-grossing movie musical of all time. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s fairy tale-themed musical debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theater in 1986, and on Broadway 1987. The production won several Tony Awards.
Bernadette Peters and Joanna Gleason brought acclaim for their performances during the Broadway run.
Martha and I thought 124 minutes a bit long. We wondered if everyone sang their own music. My research says they did. You can find the rankings of each one’s performance on Bustle.