Originally published on Fri August 10, 2012 3:44 pm
Oh, the questions that circulated when this summer's Shakespeare in the Park revival of Into the Woods was announced.
Who'd play the Baker, that woebegone would-be father at the center of Stephen Sondheim's fractured musical fairy tale?
Who'd step into the star role of the vengeful Witch, played notably by Bernadette Peters in the premiere and by Vanessa Williams in the 2002 revival?
How would the show work in a giant outdoor amphitheater, amid the trees and lawns and urban clatter of Central Park?