Once upon a time, in a land that looked a lot like Central Park, a poor baker and his wife were cursed by an evil witch to remain childless forever. But there was one way to reverse the spell: Find a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold. And so begins Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1987 irreverent take on well-known fairy tales. Closing the 50th anniversary season of Shakespeare in the Park, this revival is based on the acclaimed Regent’s Park production in London, with the same director (Timothy Sheader) and co-director (Liam Steel), but new cast members, including Amy Adams (Julie & Julia) as the baker’s wife, Denis O’Hare (True Blood) as the baker, and Tony winner Donna Murphy as the witch. Runs every day at 8 p.m. except for July 26, August 4, 12, 16, and 26.
July 23-Sept. 1, 8 p.m., 2012