Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!

Into the Woods runs through May 15 at New York City Center.

By: May. 05, 2022

Performances officially began last night for New York City Center Encores! production of Into the Woods. Directed by Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Lorin Latarro, the special two week run of Into the Woods (through May 15) is dedicated to the memory of the legendary Stephen Sondheim. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the opening night gala performance, and you can check out photos of the company below!

Neil Patrick Harris plays The Baker in a cast that also features Sara Bareilles, Denée Benton, Gavin Creel, Jordan Donica, Ta'Nika Gibson, Annie Golden, Albert Guerzon, Ann Harada, Heather Headley, Brooke Ishibashi, Kennedy Kanagawa, David Patrick Kelly, Julia Lester, Lauren Mitchell, Shereen Pimentel, Cole Thompson, and David Turner. Joining the company for a finale that highlights the ways theater connects us across time is a 72 person, multigenerational community chorus of New York City seniors and public school students from City Center's Education Department partners, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Louis Armstrong Middle School, and Rosie's Theater Kids.

Encores! single tickets start at $35. Tickets can be purchased online at NYCityCenter.org, by calling 212.581.1212, or at the City Center Box Office. New York City Center is located at 131 W 55th St between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

Photo Credit: Bruce Glikas

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Gavin Creel, Denee Benton, Sara Bareilles and Neil Patrick Harris

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Gavin Creel, Denee Benton, Sara Bareilles and Neil Patrick Harris

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Ann Harada

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Ann Harada

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Shereen Pimentel and Heather Headley

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Shereen Pimentel and Heather Headley

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Shereen Pimentel and Heather Headley

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
David Turner

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
David Turner

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Gavin Creel and Denee Benton

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Gavin Creel and Denee Benton

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Neil Patrick Harris and Sara Bareilles

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Neil Patrick Harris and Sara Bareilles

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Neil Patrick Harris and Sara Bareilles

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Denee Benton

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Denee Benton

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Gavin Creel

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Gavin Creel

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Neil Patrick Harris

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Neil Patrick Harris

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Brooke Ishibashi, Ann Harada, Kennedy Kanagawa and Albert Guerzon

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Brooke Ishibashi, Ann Harada, Kennedy Kanagawa and Albert Guerzon

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Julia Lester

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Julia Lester

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Jason Forbach and Mary Kate Moore

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Kennedy Kanagawa and James Ortiz

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Heather Headley

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Heather Headley

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
David Patrick Kelly

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Margarethe Jane Kelly and David Patrick Kelly

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Margarethe Jane Kelly and David Patrick Kelly

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Sara Bareilles

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Sara Bareilles

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Gavin Creel and Julia Lester

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Gavin Creel and Julia Lester

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Gavin Creel and Julia Lester

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Shereen Pimentel

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Shereen Pimentel

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Cole Thompson

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Cole Thompson

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Lear deBessonet

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Lear deBessonet

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
James Lapine

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Lorin Latarro and Dr. Brian Harris Kopell

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Lorin Latarro and Dr. Brian Harris Kopell

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Martavius Parrish, Lear deBessonet and Victoria Davidjohn

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Martavius Parrish, Lear deBessonet and Victoria Davidjohn

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Ta'Nika Gibson, Brooke Ishibashi, Lauren Mitchell and Albert Guerzon

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Ta'Nika Gibson, Brooke Ishibashi, Lauren Mitchell and Albert Guerzon

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Arlene Shuler

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Rob Berman

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Rob Berman

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Clint Ramos

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Clint Ramos

Photos: INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening Night Gala at Encores!
Gavin Creel, Denee Benton, Lear deBessonet, Sara Bareilles and Neil Patrick Harris



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