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ribonucleic
02-08-2013, 09:54 AM
With Into the Woods, songwriter Stephen Sondheim and librettist/director James Lapine retold a group of children's stories in an intricate, moving way that worked on many levels. In the show... Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and other familiar fairy tale characters, joined by a few newly invented ones, engage in interrelated adventures. Sondheim and Lapine's interpretation is informed by child psychologist Bruno Bettelheim's book The Uses of Enchantment, and they not only retain some of the gorier aspects of the original tales, but also add adult complexities. Sondheim's score for Into the Woods is one of his most tuneful, and slyly acknowledges the melodic simplicity of the Disney movie versions of some of these fairy tales, but his lyrics are typically witty and, not infrequently, employ tongue twisters. - AllMusic

To the best of my knowledge, this is the only way to hear the complete show performed by the original Broadway cast. It is a live performance from 1989, complete with audience laughter and applause, which was broadcast on PBS's American Playhouse in 1991, then ripped from the subsequent DVD.

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spoonyay
02-17-2013, 02:37 PM
This is amazing!

ginovanta
11-03-2014, 06:26 AM
To the best of my knowledge, this is the only way to hear the complete show performed by the original Broadway cast. It is a live performance from 1989, complete with audience laughter and applause, which was broadcast on PBS's American Playhouse in 1991, then ripped from the subsequent DVD.

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But it isn't the same version of the dvd?

marcgothic
11-04-2014, 08:46 PM
Thanks so so much for this!!

dsch1956
11-05-2014, 04:46 AM
Into the Woods Cast Recording (Audio CD)
Original Release Date: 2011 (Sony)
Amazon.com: Into the Woods: Music ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

Timeline article for Disney movie version
Into The Woods: A Timeline Of How I Went From Pumped Up To Horrified - CINEMABLEND ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

ribonucleic
11-05-2014, 09:10 AM
But it isn't the same version of the dvd?

The cover is one I threw together. This is the DVD it was ripped from.

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As it says there, the running time is 153 minutes. Even after subtracting time for production credits and applause, there is far more content there than can fit on the single CD original cast recording.