Taking a Trip Into the Woods

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Denis O'Hare and Amy Adams in the Shakespeare in the Park production of 'Into the Woods.' Denis O'Hare and Amy Adams in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Into the Woods. (© Joan Marcus)

For its second presentation this summer at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater, the Public Theater has turned from Shakespeare to Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Into the Woods, directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel.

The cast includes the charming Amy Adams as Baker's Wife and Donna Murphy as the Witch. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood talks about his trip into Central Park's woods and the stand-out (and not-so-stand-out performances) of the multiple characters in the popular musical based on Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

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