Casting Announced for Into The Woods

Posted on: October 27th, 2014 by Todd Haimes


It is my pleasure to announce that the upcoming production of Into The Woods at the Laura Pels Theatre will feature the original McCarter Theatre Center/Fiasco Theater cast. These ten extraordinary actors are Jessie Austrian (Baker’s Wife), Noah Brody (Lucinda/Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince), Paul L. Coffey (Mysterious Man), Andy Grotelueschen (Milky White/Florinda/Rapunzel’s Prince), Liz Hayes (Cinderella’s Stepmother/Jack’s Mother), Claire Karpen (Cinderella/Granny), Jennifer Mudge (Witch), Patrick Mulryan (Jack/Steward), Ben Steinfeld (Baker), and Emily Young (Little Red Ridinghood/Rapunzel). As you know, Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld (co-Artistic Directors, along with Jessie Austrian, of Fiasco Theater) are also directing this thrillingly imaginative iteration of the musical.

We have several Roundabout alums in this exceptional cast: Andy Grotelueschen and Ben Steinfeld both appeared in Roundabout’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Jessie Austrian appeared in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Jennifer Mudge appeared in The Philanthropist. I am so happy to have them back and to welcome the rest of the company to Roundabout for the first time. As a whole, this group of actors has worked at numerous New York and regional theaters, including Broadway venues, Arena Stage, Theatre for a New Audience, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New World Stages, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Guthrie Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, and of course Trinity Rep (every cast member completed either graduate or undergraduate training at Brown or Brown/Trinity).

The cohesive magic of this group of actors is even more impressive than their individual accomplishments, and I am so excited to see their work on the stage of the Laura Pels Theatre this winter.

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Into the Woods at the McCarter Theatre Center. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Into the Woods will begin performances at Roundabout Theatre Company on December 18 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre. For more information and tickets, please visit our website.

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AndreaMartin_125x150I am pleased to announce that our 2015-2016 Season production of Noises Off, starring Andrea Martin, will begin previews on December 17, 2015 and open on January 14, 2016. Jeremy Herrin, who makes his Broadway debut this season with Wolf Hall, will direct the production.

I’m so excited that comic genius Andrea Martin will be making her Roundabout debut – she has worked with us in the past on readings, but this will be the first time she is on our stage. In addition to years of memorable roles (both on-screen and on-stage), New York audiences will know her most recently from her Tony Award-winning role in Pippin.

Noises Off is part of our 2015-2016 Season, and tickets are currently available as part of a ‘Choose Your Own’ subscription package. Full 2015-2016 Season packages will go on sale in January 2015, and single tickets will be available in Summer 2015. I encourage you to join our Email Club for updates.

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Keira Knightley. Photo: Neilson Barnard.

Keira Knightley. Photo: Neilson Barnard.

I am honored to announce that the first production of our 50th Anniversary Season will be Émile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin, in a Roundabout-commissioned adaptation by Helen Edmundson and directed by Evan Cabnet. I am also thrilled to announce that Keira Knightley will be making her Broadway debut as Thérèse.

Keira is an accomplished actor both on film and on stage. She is an Academy Award (Pride and Prejudice), Golden Globe (Pride and Prejudice, Atonement), and BAFTA (Atonement) nominee and has a varied and widely praised filmography, including Bend It Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean, Love Actually, and Anna Karenina. She has two films slated for release this fall, including The Imitation Game, in which she stars opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. Keira has appeared in The Misanthrope and The Children’s Hour in London’s West End. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in The Misanthrope.

Evan is a Roundabout Associate Artist. He directed David West Read’s The Dream of the Burning Boy for Roundabout Underground. Evan’s directing credits have taken him to Broadway, Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3, Atlantic Theater Company, the Long Wharf Theatre, and the Goodman Theatre, among many others. His recent New York credits include Theresa Rebeck’s Poor Behavior and Donald Margulies’s The Model Apartment (both at Primary Stages) as well as Daniel Pearle’s A Kid Like Jake (at Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3).

Helen is a celebrated playwright of both original and adapted works. Her original plays include Mother Teresa is Dead, The Clearing, and The Heresy of Love, and her adaptations include Coram Boy, War and Peace, and Mill on the Floss. Helen’s work has been performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company and at the Royal Court and the National Theatre, among many others.

I am so excited to bring Helen’s adaption of Thérèse Raquin to the Roundabout stage with the exceptional talent of Evan Cabnet and Keira Knightley. I know this will be a fantastic collaboration.

Thérèse Raquin is part of our 2015-2016 Season, and tickets are currently available as part of a ‘Choose Your Own’ subscription package. Full 2015-2016 Season packages will go on sale in January 2015, and single tickets for Thérèse Raquin will be available in Summer 2015. I encourage you to join our Email Club for updates.

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