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Into the Woods

Author James Lapine Revisits 'Into the Woods' and 'Falsettos' With the 'F-Word': Future

Steve Schonberg | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

While Lapine has demonstrated fluidity throughout his career, producing a prolific body of work, when examined in totality, however, thematic trends appear.

Matthew Jacobs

How Modern Cinderella Movies Have Updated The Classic Tale's Feminism

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment

Even with Egyptian and European roots, Cinderella is one of American culture's most famous folktales. Decades after Mary Pickford portrayed the haples...

Watch Meryl Streep Sing A Cut Song From 'Into The Woods'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 02.27.2015 | Entertainment

Couldn't get enough of Meryl Streep singing in "Into the Woods"? Lucky for you, there's more. In a new clip, director Rob Marshall introduces "She'll ...

Another Opening, Another Show

George Heymont | Posted 02.27.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

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.

Aisle View: Into the Woods, Back on Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

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.

Billy Magnussen Goes 'Into The Woods' and Comes Out a Star

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Chuck Mirarchi

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.

Just A Reminder That Meryl Streep Is Still Queen Of The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.29.2015 | Entertainment

You've been hearing this for years, and it's not changing anytime soon: Meryl Streep has more nominations than any other actor or actress in Oscar his...

Sondheim Reportedly Gives Blessing For Witch In 'Into The Woods' To Be Played By Gay Man

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Composer Stephen Sondheim has reportedly given his blessing to actor Tituss Burgess, who will tackle the coveted role of the Witch, which is normally ...

Relationships More Fractured Than the Fairy Tales: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of Into the Woods

Dan Persons | Posted 03.11.2015 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

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.

Your Journey 'Into the Woods' of Self-Discovery

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 03.10.2015 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

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.

What Are Your Golden Globe Predictions?

Culturalist | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment
Culturalist

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler bring their special brand of hostess-ness to the 72nd Golden Globes this Sunday. There are more amazing honorees than you can shake a statue at, but Culturalist users have been doing their part to identify the best-of-the-best.

Meryl Streep Defends Russell Crowe's Remarks On Actresses

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment

Russell Crowe evoked some Internet wrath this week when comments he made about actresses needing to find age-appropriate roles seemed to imply he thou...

Out of the Woods: The Tale You Tell in 2015

Mim Abbey | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mim Abbey

I had dinner with an actor friend last week who told me he'd just blown a big audition because he psyched himself out. Before the audition, he saw ano...

Matthew Jacobs

One Of These Movies Will Win Best Picture

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.02.2015 | Entertainment

Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing e...

'Into the Woods' and the Dumbing Down of the Movie Musical

David Toussaint | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts
David Toussaint

As much as I love Meryl, I'm never going to buy her records, and I haven't been this uncomfortable watching her in a film since, what do you know, Mama Mia! If we're living in any sort of movie musical cinema revival, it's time to start asking ourselves what we sacrificed to get there.

Into the Woods Gets Lost in the Woods

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.02.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

There is a lot to like in Into the Woods but there is also a lot more that should have been better. If the playfulness and emotions inherent in Sondheim's songs had been delivered, the movie would not have been just good -- it would have been great.

Learning From Adversity in 2014

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Lev Raphael

2014 was one of the worst years ever for in many ways. It opened up lots of unpleasant doors, but as the cliché goes, for a writer, everything is material, no matter how awful. Even when we're suffering, part of us is observing the situation and thinking, "This would make a great story."

Into the Woods (Review)

Paul Katz | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Paul Katz

Into the Woods has long been one of my favorite musicals. The first hour of the movie version is a near-perfect adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's work.

Into the White White Woods

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

I don't mean to suggest that problems of systemic racism can be solved in a movie theater. But I do think that sharing observations about the casting of our movies is a great place to start.

The Mind of a Generation -- Why Christmas Day Was Such a Sad Day for Me!

Juliet Asante | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
Juliet Asante

It may be my writing sense that has always made me notice and feel the little things that no one else seems to pay attention to; very often, to my own annoyance and to the exasperation of others.

'Big Eyes' Flops Big Time

AP | LINDSEY BAHR | Posted 02.27.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like ...

Into the Woods, Without Delay!

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I've been in love with Into the Woods for years. I've seen it performed several times, watched the DVD of the original Broadway production many times, and lost count of how often I've listened to the original cast album.

Movie Review: Into the Woods -- We All Die. The End.

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.25.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods arrives on the big screen 27 years after it opened on Broadway -- and with the same second-act problems that have plagued it through the years.

All The Movies You Can Go See On Christmas Day

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.25.2014 | Entertainment

If television marathons and Netflix binges aren't your speed, there's always the movie theater. (That's the place where people used to go en masse to ...

James Thilman

Hollywood's Most Influential Costume Designer Vies For Another Oscar Nod

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 12.27.2014 | Arts

You might not know her by name, but costume designer Colleen Atwood's visual impact on the silver screen has hardly gone unnoticed. A frequent collabo...