into the woods

New clip from Disney’s Into the Woods

IntoTheWoods-cinderella-kendrick

The Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” features a modern look at beloved fairy tales, with a bit of a twist. This makes it perfect territory for Disney, which lately has been adding its own twist to fairy tales on both the big screen (Frozen, Tangled) and small (Once Upon A Time on ABC).

Here’s a new dark clip (literally dark since it happens at midnight) featuring a small bit of the song “Steps of the Palace” sung by Anna Kendrick as Cinderella.

(note entire song is available to listen to below the jump)

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics.

“Into the Woods” will be released in theaters December 25, 2014. Will you be seeing it in theaters?

Read More »New clip from Disney’s Into the Woods

Watch “Stay with Me” clip from Disney’s Into The Woods

Disney has released a little clip from it’s December 25th release of the Sondheim musical “Into the Woods.” It features a few behind the scenes moments setting up the clip and then you get Meryl Streep, as The Witch, singing “Stay With Me.” We knew… Read More »Watch “Stay with Me” clip from Disney’s Into The Woods

Into the Woods Motion Picture Soundtrack

into-the-woods-soundtrackWalt Disney Records will release the “Into the Woods” original motion picture soundtrack and the “Into the Woods” Deluxe Edition on December 16, 2014. Into the Woods features 20 songs from the film and the 2-disc Into the Woods Deluxe Edition also includes the score. Both versions are available for pre-order beginning today. The film will be released in theaters December 25, 2014.

“Into the Woods” premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony® Awards for Best Score, Best Book of a Musical 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 and Broadway and London revivals, in addition to a PBS television production and a 10-year-anniversary concert.

The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including “Finale/Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony,” among others. Full track list, and more, below the jump:

Read More »Into the Woods Motion Picture Soundtrack

Enjoy the New Trailer and “Magic Posters” for Disney’s Into The Woods

 Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford)

Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford)

This Christmas the Broadway musical, “Into the Woods” is coming to the big screen. It will tell the story of what happens to our fairy tale characters with a modern twist, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

With the premiere creeping ever closer, Disney has released new character poster that have just a little extra magic. These poster really do seem to pop with just the slightest addition of motion. Really cool way to add an extra layer to a static medium, even if it is just some floating fog in the background.

itw_Wolf

itw_Rapunzel

There’s also a new trailer released for the film.

I like that it sets up the story a little better and you actually get to hear some singing. I’ve always found “Into the Woods” to be among Sondheim’s funniest musicals. And you do get a taste of the humor in this trailer, but it is mostly dark and serious, and of course, the musical is that too.

There are eight more of the magic posters below the jump:

Read More »Enjoy the New Trailer and “Magic Posters” for Disney’s Into The Woods

Into the Woods – First Featurette “The Story”

Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, and Emily Blunt are all featured in the first featurette for Disney’s musical feature “Into the Woods.” I am so excited to see this on the big screen for the first time. Yes, I know it will be Disney-fied… Read More »Into the Woods – First Featurette “The Story”

Into The Woods – First Poster Released

The Christmas Disney film for 2014 is “Into the Woods,” a Stephen Sondheim musical that is loved by millions. The first one sheet poster for the film has just been released and it features the character of “The Witch” as portrayed by Meryl Streep. “Into… Read More »Into The Woods – First Poster Released