The St. James Theatre
A Baker and his wife, Cinderella, Jack, Little Red Riding Hood, and even the Witch all wish for something, but they must learn the responsibility that comes with getting what you want. After a sold-out run at New York City Center Encores!, this star-studded production of Stephen Sondheim’s beloved Tony-award winning musical comes to Broadway for 8 weeks only.
Sara Bareilles as the Baker’s Wife, Brian D’Arcy James as the Baker, Patina Miller as the Witch, Phillipa Soo as Cinderella, Gavin Creel as the Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince, Joshua Henry as Rapunzel’s Prince and many more talented Broadway faves brining rich humanity to fairy tale characters.
The first act is a clever mash-up of familiar tales, then the second act goes beyond the happily ever afters and gets quite dark. The ending is uplifting yet bittersweet.
⏱ 2 hours and 50 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.
❤️ A lascivious wolf preys on a young girl and there is an extramarital affair, but neither are graphically acted out.
💥 A few beloved characters die; stomped to death by a giant. Usually just referenced rather than shown, but its’s quite sad.
🎟 Enter the digital lottery for $50 tickets before 10:30 am the day of weekday performances or before 10:30 am the Friday before for weekend performances.