Broadway Global goes "Into the Woods" on the newly released statement from Stephen Sondheim, shared by his Lawyer Richard Pappas with Playbill. The New Yorker article is now said to have misreported Sondheim's Master Class conversation about censorship. Broadway Global has some fun with new, old Into the Woods songs, breaking Sondheim' statement, and "Giants in the Sky" Disney executives. We have a strong message for Stephen Sondheim, "careful the things you say, children will listen.
"The false impressions about the Disney collaboration on the film version of Into the Woods could all be a promotional stunt. "Our Little World" has social media all a buzz! "Agony" was just the prologue to the hit new Disney/Sondheim collaborated film. This is not Disney's "First Midnight"! After all they hired "A Very Nice Prince". So "Stay with Me", "On the Steps of the Palace". "I Know Things Now", about Disney, "Maybe They're Magic"! "Hello, Little Girl", Disney has your attention now. "It Takes Two" to cause "Moments in the Woods" on social media. "Any Moment" a new Into the Woods statement by lawyer Richard Pappas could be "Your Fault", a false impression from a group of theatre lovers, because "No One is Alone". Maybe a "Rainbows" is about a "Witch's Lament". "I Guess This Is Goodbye", but "The Spell is On My House", because entire families will purchase tickets to Into the Woods. See "Cinderella at the Grave". We will all be there." Theatre Chat.
Now all reports state Director Rob Marshall, book writer James Lapine and Sondheim worked out every change from the stage to film version. So the Prince's dalliance is still in the movie. The song everyone was up in arms about, "Any Moment" is still in the movie, and do we care who dies or who lives in a Disney film? There are "Giants in the Sky" and that is Disney. They are the giants, when it comes to creating a social media buzz about a hit new film and Broadway blockbuster. So don't go Into the Woods if you are not ready for a little red riding hood waiting to be devoured by Johnny Depp (Wolf). If Depp as the wolf is not enough sexual tension to build an underlined story, than a new Sondheim song "Rainbows" written for Oscar winning Actress Meryl Streep (Witch) should sell a few tickets at the box office.
For those who need to see the recent Sondheim quote here it is, “An article in The New Yorker misreporting my "Master Class" conversation about censorship in our schools with seventeen teachers from the Academy for Teachers a couple of weeks ago has created some false impressions about my collaboration with the Disney Studio on the film version of "Into the Woods." The fact is that James (Lapine, who wrote both the show and the movie) and I worked out every change from stage to screen with the producers and with Rob Marshall, the director. Despite what the New Yorker article may convey, the collaboration was genuinely collaborative and always productive.
When the conversation with the teachers occurred, I had not yet seen a full rough cut of the movie. Coincidentally, I saw it immediately after leaving the meeting and, having now seen it a couple of times, I can happily report that it is not only a faithful adaptation of the show, it is a first-rate movie. And for those who care, as the teachers did, the Prince's dalliance is still in the movie, and so is "Any Moment."
Jack may still climb up the beanstalk after all. Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and even Cinderella will make it to the big Disney screen December 25, 2014. Broadway Global and Theatre Chat think Disney has a huge hit on its hands, and the breaking news is all free promo just to get you talking and sharing on Social Media. After all, it worked. So share the Into the Woods lyrics article above, with your thoughts on social media.