Baker in INTO THE WOODS at the Delacorte?

RockStarNYC
Understudy
joined:11/27/11
Was just thinking that the Baker is one of the very few remaining roles not cast in the production for Shakespeare in the Park. Last I read on here Christopher Fitzgerald was in talks, but I think I read somewhere more recently he's on board for a TV pilot. Anyone know anything?
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
The Baker, Mysterious Man, and Little Red have yet to be confirmed- and a casting notice went up for the stepsisters, as well. Fitzgerald was the rumor, but since some time has passed, I'm not sure about it's validity any more.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
I sure hope it's Chad Kimball!
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madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
I think Josh Radnor would be an interesting choice.
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The Josh
Featured Actor
joined:10/7/10
I doubt either will happen, but my first two choices for the Baker are Jason Segel and Ewan McGregor.
HBP
Broadway Star
joined:6/2/05
Jason Segel would make sense with the Amy Adams connection... but I think Christopher Fitzgerald was a great choice. He would fit in with this production nicely.
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
I had (mistakenly no doubt) thought Fitzgerald was definite. Radnor would be so amazing as would Segal. I'd also love Jason Bateman in the role, especially opposite Adams, but am not sure he sings quite well enough.

Hunter Foster would be so good as well.

This might be an absurd idea, but what about Spencer Kayden as Little Red?

I don't know if he would ever do it, but Alan Rickman as Mystery Man would be the most amazing thing ever. One of my favorite musical scenes in movies ever is he and Juliet Stevenson singing in Truly Madly Deeply.



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adamgreer
Broadway Legend
joined:3/18/05
I still think it would be kind of neat (and a nice nod to the original production) if they got Chip Zien to play the Mysterious Man.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"
~Walt Disney

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
~Walt Disney

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henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
^I would love that too. If it were Chip, I would be a weeping basket case at the first line, his "Once upon a time." Seeing the original production was one of the most transporting experiences I've ever had in an audience; actually anywhere. He and Joanna melted my heart.
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
I would love that too. If it were Chip, I would be a weeping basket case at the first line, his "Once upon a time.

The Mysterious Man and The Narrator are not played by the same actor in this production.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Strolled by the Dela today, looks like bones of the set are going up, I'm excited.
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
You probably saw the set for As You Like It, curtain.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Well, actually... the set is largely going to be used for both productions, I believe. That's why John Lee Beatty is credited for designer for both, along with Soutra Gilmour for Into the Woods.
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Guess I was prematurely excited.
It was forestee.
inlovewithjerryherman
Broadway Legend
joined:2/19/05
a breakdown was released a couple days ago for four roles - the Baker was not one of them - so it seems the role is cast. Hope it's Fitzgerald, I love his work.
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wildcat
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/04
I believe Brian D'Arcy James was first choice.
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
^ Wow. He'd never crossed my mind, for some reason, but he seems the perfect choice.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
willep
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/08
I would be happy with BDJ...would love to see him.
jayinchelsea
Broadway Star
joined:4/9/09
Chris Fitzgerald as the Baker, Chip Zien as the Narrator, heaven!
The Josh
Featured Actor
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Chip Zien would make a great Mysterious Man. It's been my dream for years to see Dick van Dyke play the part, but I don't really see that happening.
devonian.t
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/04
The Chip-Christopher combination: what a lovely dream!
adamgreer
Broadway Legend
joined:3/18/05
Chip wouldn't be the Narrator, only the Mysterious Man. The Narrator is a young boy in this production.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"
~Walt Disney

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
~Walt Disney

My name is neither "adam" nor "greer."
PennybankBill
Stand-by
joined:11/1/10
What about John LIthgow as The Mysterious Man and Josh Radnor as The Baker?
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
"What about John LIthgow as The Mysterious Man and Josh Radnor as The Baker?"

yes!
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
If the Mysterious Man isn't also the Narrator, then it must be a tiny part now. I doubt it will be "star cast."
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Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Actually, besty, I could see it being cast with an old veteran of the stage, since it would be rather small and not as demanding. I could see someone like John Cullum doing it.

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