Into The Woods In 1989, from Thursday, May 23 to Saturday, May 25 the full original Broadway cast (with the exception of Cindy Robinson as Snow White instead of Jean Kelly) reunited for only three performances for the taping of the musical in its entirety for the Season 10 premiere episode of PBS’s American Playhouse and first aired on March 15, 1991.
The show was filmed professionally with seven cameras on the set of the Martin Beck Theater in front of an audience with the with certain elements changed from its original nightly counterpart only slightly for the recording in order to better fit the screen rather than the stage such as the lighting, minor costume differences, and others. There were also pick up shots not filmed in front of an audience for various purposes. This video has since been released on Tape and DVD and on occasion, remastered and re-released. This video is considered to be the original Into The Woods. Narrator – Tom Aldredge Cinderella – Kim Crosby Jack – Ben Wright Baker – Chip Zien Baker’s Wife – Joanna Gleason Stepmother – Joy Franz Florinda – Kay McClelland Lucinda – Lauren Mitchell Jack’s Mother – Barbara Bryne Little Red Ridinghood – Danielle Ferland Witch – Bernadette Peters Cinderella’s Father – Edmund Lyndeck Cinderella’s Mother – Merle Louise Mysterious Man -Tom Aldredge Wolf – Robert Westenberg Rapunzel – Pamela Winslow Rapunzel’s Prince – Chuck Wagner Grandmother – Merle Louise Cinderella’s Prince – Robert Westenberg Steward – Philip Hoffman Sleeping Beauty – Maureen Davis Snow White – Cindy Robinson Giant (Voice) – Merle Louise