Casting Set for Public's "Into the Woods"

June 27, 2012 12:00 AM

Casting Set for Public's

" The Public Theater this week finalized casting for “Into the Woods” with word that Chip Zien will play the “Mysterious Man” in this summer’s staging of “Into the Woods” at the Delacorte Theater, home of Shakespeare in the Park.

Zien (“Falsettos”) originated the role of the Baker in the 1987 Broadway production of the beloved Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical.


The “Woods” cast includes Amy Adams (The Baker’s Wife), Donna Murphy (The Witch) and Denis O’Hare (The Baker).


In the musical, a re-imagining of classic fairy tales -- among them “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Little Reading Hood” -- a witch’s curse condemns the Baker and his wife to a life without children. They embark on a quest to find the items required to break the spell: the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood and so forth "

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