Walt Disney Studios has released a new clips from its upcoming musical adaptation, Into the Woods (December 25, 2014), which you can find embedded below. In the clip, titled ‘To Grandmother’s House,’ Little Red (Lilla Crawford) pays the Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) a visit to stock up on some goodies for her grandmother and — well, herself. The entire clip is a portion of the film’s ‘Prologue’ track.
In the first clip, titled ‘Five Pounds,’ Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) is goaded by his mother (Tracey Ullman) to take his best friend and family cow, Milky White, to market to sell. It also features a bit of them singing their part of the film’s ‘Prologue.’
In the second clip, titled ‘Something In Between,’ Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) and her Prince (Chris Pine) cross each other’s paths in the Woods, where she confronts him about his extramarital affairs with another character he met in the Woods. In the clip, the Prince utters his infamous quip, ‘I was raised to be charming, not sincere.’
Walt Disney Studios has recently released a new clip from the upcoming musical Into the Woods (December 25, 2014) titled ‘Go to the Wood.’ In the clip, the Witch (Meryl Streep) makes a proposition to the Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) in which she offers them the one thing they want most so that she too can have what she wants. Earlier today, both Blunt and Streep received Golden Globe Award nominations for their roles in the film, which caused Streep to break her own record of 29 total career nominations.
As part of its annual ‘For Your Consideration’ campaign during awards season, Walt Disney Studios has released the screenplay for Into The Woods (December 25, 2014), which it is offering in consideration of Best Adapted Screenplay by James Lapine, who wrote the book for the original staged musical. The PDF, which you can access here, also includes the song lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Walt Disney Records and VEVO have released the full audio track for ‘Stay With Me’ as performed by the Witch (Meryl Streep) from the deluxe edition soundtrack of Disney’s Into the Woods (December 25, 2014), which you can hear in its entirety embedded below.
Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel — all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.
Earlier today, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced its nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards, which will be televised live on the CBS Network on February 8, 2015 at 8 pm ET. To be considered eligible for the 2014 award season, songs and albums must have been released between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014.
Disney Theatrical has announced that ‘Glee’ alum Darren Criss, Toni Braxton, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell has joined the already all-star cast that will be featured on the upcoming ‘Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years’ special airing on the ABC Network on Sunday, December 14 at 7:00 pm ET/PT. According to an announcement by Criss via video (seen below), he will be performing alongside Elton John.
The newly announced talent joins a wealth of theatrical talent including host Jesse Tyler Ferguso and musical performances from Sir Elton John, Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen, Ashley Brown (‘Mary Poppins’) and Adam Jacobs (‘Aladdin’). Braxton once starred in the Broadway production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as Belle.
Walt Disney Records and VEVO have released the full audio track for ‘On the Steps of the Palace’ as performed by Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) from the deluxe edition soundtrack of Disney’s Into the Woods (December 25, 2014), which you can hear in its entirety embedded below. In addition, a related featurette has also recently been released offering a clip and some behind the scenes from the song in the film.
Most of the time, when you are planning to attend a Broadway event and have already purchased your tickets, you are out of luck if you are unable to attend the performance. Today, Disney Theatrical announced it is introducing an unprecedented ticket exchange program for those planning on attending performances of ‘Aladdin’ or ‘The Lion King.’ The new policy allows ticketholders for Disney’s Broadway shows — in advance and for any reason whatsoever — to change the date they see the show at any time up until two hours in advance of their scheduled performance. There is no limit to the number of times the tickets may be exchanged. Tickets must be exchanged at the original point of purchase via the Disney on Broadway Hotline, Ticketmaster (phone and web) or in-person at the respective show box offices (New Amsterdam and Minskoff Theatres), and a modest exchange fee of $12 per ticket applies. This service is available only to guests of Disney’s New York City productions of Aladdin and The Lion King, and the exchange may be made only for another performance of the production originally purchased. Specific terms and conditions follow.
The official track lists for both the standard edition soundtrack and deluxe edition soundtrack for Disney’s Into the Woods (December 25, 2014), have been published on Amazon. Comparing the soundtrack listing to the original cast recording does present some changes, however: ‘I Guess This Is Goodbye / Maybe They’re Magic’ is not included here; ‘First Midnight’ does not appear to be included; ‘Careful My Toe’ by Christine Baranski has a track; ‘Agony (reprise),’ ‘Back to the Palace,’ and ‘Boom Crunch’ are all missing.