Into The Woods (Broadway)
Ends Oct 2022 2h 50m
Into The Woods (Broadway)
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Into The Woods (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

93%
(235 Reviews)
Positive
98%
Mixed
2%
Negative
0%
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Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

About the Show

Stephen Sondheim's classic musical that intertwines the plots of classic fairy tales.

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946 Reviews | 387 Followers
91
Must see, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You want to see an all star exquisite cast perform great Sondheim show. Super fun and relevant at the same time. Clever staging. Brilliant!

Don't see it if You’re not a Sondheim fan or if you can’t cough up big bucks for a ticket. Prices are out of this world.

971 Reviews | 227 Followers
80
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if Big time musical. Great acting and choreography.

Don't see it if A bit long and campy

539 Reviews | 1875 Followers
98
Profound, Masterful, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a quintessential classic, even if it is only partly staged. It's amazing.

Don't see it if Just see it. Be happy you did.

470 Reviews | 71 Followers
100
Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if have a pulse.This show is as good as it gets.No one but Sondheim could have created this.Staging, acting,singing,orchestra are perfection.

Don't see it if you think Phantom is the epitome of musical theatre. Actually, do see it, so you'll know what real musical theatre is all about.

383 Reviews | 201 Followers
98
Exquisite, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if I will make it simple. A theatrical masterpiece! A must see!!

Don't see it if If you prefer a drama then skip this one.

313 Reviews | 154 Followers
95
Perfect way to honor sondheim, Masterful, Perfectly cast, Must see, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of this Sondheim show and want to hear it sung and performed better than ever. This was an amazing production.

Don't see it if you don't like the show to begin with, although perhaps this stripped down, simple set, amazing cast version will change your mind! Read more

306 Reviews | 43 Followers
83
Quirky, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You love Sondheim & enjoy a morality tale framed by fairy tales. The actors & orchestra are at the top of their game.

Don't see it if you prefer not to sit in a theater where people scream throughout the show. 'Do they think they are at an outdoor rock concert?

304 Reviews | 42 Followers
90
Clever, Relevant, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like to see the "hot thing," love Sondheim, want to see several B'way stars together onstage. Yes, it's very good. Original was better.

Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim. I have a friend who hates this show. To each his/her own. It's very "bare bones" in terms of staging. But it's good

Critic Reviews (23)

The New York Times
July 10th, 2022

"If the production’s style is minimal, it is never austere and on this mostly blank canvas, deBessonet, aided by Lorin Latarro’s playful choreography, paints in rich and plentiful tones."
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Time Out New York
July 10th, 2022

“True to its semi-concert roots, this production is low on spectacle. … The costumes are a weak spot—even dialed up to Skittles brightness for the Broadway transfer, they are mostly dull and sometimes perversely indifferent to their function—but it hardly matters. The emphasis is on Sondheim’s twisting, punning, verbose score and on the easy charisma of the performers, who seem to be having an infectiously good time and who strike an expert balance between charming and sincere.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
July 10th, 2022

"A mild surprise, if you’ve become accustomed to the show via its various original cast albums, is just how much comedy there is in this musical comedy. The book scenes, which the recordings skip, are funnier than I remembered, and deBessonet gets a lot out of them."
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The Hollywood Reporter
July 10th, 2022

"Into the Woods is arguably the most humorous of Sondheim’s shows, and this ensemble of some of New York’s finest musical-theater talents has a ball playing up the comedy. But the merriment is never at the expense of the characters’ fragile humanity or the material’s poignancy."
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The Wall Street Journal
July 15th, 2022

"Despite the musical’s somewhat overextended length and dizzying complexity, this production carries us through from start to finish on a buoyant tide of inspiration. The key to the brilliance of this staging lies not so much in its musical accomplishment, ... but in its enhancement of the show’s form as an antic farce."
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The Observer
July 11th, 2022

"This gigantic gift of a revival is scheduled through the end of August, but something tells me it will, magic beanstalk–like, extend. ... A Sondheim revival with vocally superior, perfectly cast performers, intelligent direction and design, and a sizable orchestra? Sometimes wishes do come true."
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Deadline
July 10th, 2022

"In a top-flight production, the 1986 musical is transcendent. And make no mistake: Whatever else this summer will be remembered for, we can say this: New Yorkers and visitors to this city currently have a chance to witness the transcendence of a musical theater masterpiece."
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The Washington Post
July 10th, 2022

"The show’s final sequences have been forced into a curious and not entirely persuasive moral; then again, a muddle of things may in the end be the best we mortals can expect. Still, Lapine and Sondheim create so many embraceable characters, and the score is so lovely, that any concerns about plotting become minor."
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