A childless couple. A witch. A curse. Sondheim shows us the shadow side of Grimm’s classic fairytales in a funny and poignant exploration of the wishes we make, and what happens when they really do come true.

Multiple Tony Award-Winner

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Nov 21 2014

Becoming the Witch in Into the Woods

After appearing as Sally Bowles in Cabaret at PlayMakers, I was eager to return to work with Joe Haj again, as he is one of the finest directors I’ve ever worked with. When he invited me to come back and play the Witch...

Nov 20 2014

Working with Puppets

Here is Milky White at my studio in Saxapahaw in early stages. I started with the sculpting of the head over a clay mold then papier mache’...

Nov 18 2014

Vegetation Creation for the Witch in "Into the Woods": Part 2

Today I’m talking about vegetation, part two! Recall from my last post that we’re working on Into the Woods, and that our Witch’s first look is quite vegetable-covered, which has meant a lot of fascinating craft projects for me and my two colleagues...

Nov 4 2014

Scenic Design for the Rep

Marion Williams is the scenic designer for Into the Woods and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She was last at PlayMakers for Cabaret...

Oct 28 2014

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

One of the most indispensable and influential artists in the contemporary theatre, Stephen Sondheim was born in New York City in 1930...

Jun 5 2014

Meet the Creatives: "Into the Woods"

If you have not heard, anything can happen in the woods. Magic, mischief and mayhem take over at PlayMakers during our 2014/15 Mainstage repertory shows, Into the Woods...

Mar 12 2014

More On What We Have In Store Next Season

We are excited to open the Mainstage Season with the brilliant new comedy by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Three siblings collide...

 

REVIEWS

By Amanda D. Raymond
The Triangle Tribune
November 18, 2014
 
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The Daily Tar Heel
November 14, 2014
 
By Susie Potter
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
November 14, 2014
 
By Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan
The Herald Sun
November 13, 2014

 
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The Five Points Star
November 11, 2014

 
By Roy C. Dicks
The News & Observer
November 10, 2014
 

 
NEWS
 
The State of Things
By Anita Rao and Frank Stasio
WUNC
December 2, 2014
 
Hosted by D. G. Martin
Interview with Joseph Haj, Lisa Brescia and Lisa Birnbaum
WCHL
November 1, 2014

 
By Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan
The Herald Sun
November 6, 2014

 
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
November 4, 2014

 
By Robert McNeely
The Daily Tar Heel
October 31, 2014
 
Indy Week
October 29, 2014

 

PlayMakers preps for popular musical “Into the Woods”
By Drew Goins
The Daily Tar Heel
October 12, 2014

 

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