Into The Woods

On "Even The Losers":  "I got a text one day from Tiffanie at my label Bright Antenna. she told me she could hear me singing
Parnell takes a sociological approach, kind of; Gerrard gives us what we might call a show tune approach, which is at once less realistic and more rambunctiously funny.
Would I ever have ventured to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers remade on a New York stage? Doubtful. All that death-defying Michael Kidd choreography cannot be replicated away from the camera, I would have thought. But outdoors in London in August? Why not?
Whether these pairings were deliberate or circumstantial, what made Schnitzler's play so interesting was that they included characters from a wide variety of social classes who were well aware of their station as well as their limitations.
​What you do is you really hold on to what does work, and you only re-imagine when you have to. You say well, that's not
Who could forget Ellen DeGeneres’ famous celebrity group picture at the 2014 Oscars? As Ellen pulled her into the shot, Streep
While Lapine has demonstrated fluidity throughout his career, producing a prolific body of work, when examined in totality, however, thematic trends appear.
Even with Egyptian and European roots, Cinderella is one of American culture's most famous folktales. Decades after Mary
Couldn't get enough of Meryl Streep singing in "Into the Woods"? Lucky for you, there's more. In a new clip, director Rob
Bloggers and social media can create quite a brouhaha over matters of cultural significance. What sounded like a deafening chorus of back-seat drivers analyzing Into The Woods for its inherent sexism, racism, and/or casting choices revealed high levels of personal umbrage combined with an inability to handle cruel but basic truths.
Yes, this is obviously going to be another one of those actors-play-the-instruments affairs, which have become dime-a-dozen since John Doyle did it in 2004 with Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. In this Into the Woods, though, the device works well.
Like the movie, you don't always get what you want and you don't always want what you get, but we're all the better for the occurrences that brought Billy to the project.
"The Deer Hunter" (Best Supporting Actress, 1979) Winner: Maggie Smith, "California Suite" "The French Lieutenant's Woman
There's a lot to be said for loyalty when it comes to adapting a film from another source, be it a novel, a play, or a musical. But it can be impediment as well, especially when loyalty to the original material gets in the way of letting a filmmaker do what the medium is best suited for.
Midlifers have much to learn from the wisdom of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's wonderful allegorical odyssey. Enjoy the alluring music, terrific acting, and fabulous costumes, and see what you can learn about your own personal Woods in the process.
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"The best thing about the industry I'm in -- movies -- is that there are roles for people in all different stages of life
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