Into the Woods Demo

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Into the Woods Demo#1
Posted: 3/7/08 at 8:56pm
I was given a copy of the Into The Woods Demo the other day and was wondering if anyone knows if the cast was the same as the OBC?

It seems from listening to a couple of the songs "It Will Be Alright" and "How Do You Say" that it might have been darker in the family tones than what the show ended up being.

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re: Into the Woods Demo#2
Posted: 3/7/08 at 8:58pm
How did you get a copy?
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re: Into the Woods Demo#2
Posted: 3/7/08 at 9:00pm
I asked.
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re: Into the Woods Demo#3
Posted: 3/7/08 at 9:04pm
You asked who? Can I ask you?
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re: Into the Woods Demo#4
Posted: 3/7/08 at 9:05pm
I can't answer that!
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re: Into the Woods Demo#5
Posted: 3/7/08 at 9:06pm
But is it possible for someone to answer my first question?
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re: Into the Woods Demo#6
Posted: 3/7/08 at 9:09pm
It is partially. I believe it contains some of the original cast, and some who were not. I wish I could give you names, but I've forgotten them.
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re: Into the Woods Demo#7
Posted: 3/7/08 at 9:09pm
Not completely the same. Kim Crosby, Maureen Moore and John Cameron Mitchell as Jack are on the demo for sure.
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re: Into the Woods Demo#8
Posted: 3/7/08 at 9:22pm
Thank you..

I know Peters, Gleason and Zien are there..

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re: Into the Woods Demo#9
Posted: 3/8/08 at 12:38am
Bernadette was in the demo? I know Ellen Foley was the Witch in the pre-Broadway engagement. Wasn't Betty Buckley attached to this project right before Bernadette's last-minute addition as the Witch? Too hard to work with or something? I guess it makes sense that BP was on the demo.
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re: Into the Woods Demo#10
Posted: 3/8/08 at 1:10am
I'm sorry, but can someone explains what "demo" means?
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re: Into the Woods Demo#11
Posted: 3/8/08 at 1:13am
Rosscoe, are you positive it's Peters on the demo? I'm only asking because the demo tracks that are in the re-release of the cast recording it is Maureen Moore singing the role of the Witch. Also, as someone said, Foley played the role in the pre-Broadway engagement and Peters only came into the project because they were close to going into rehearsals on Broadway and didn't have anyone to play the Witch.
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re: Into the Woods Demo#12
Posted: 3/8/08 at 1:24am
Bernadette is only on one track, with the "rap" Otherwise it's Maureen Moore doing a scary close impression of Bernadette.
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re: Into the Woods Demo#13
Posted: 3/8/08 at 1:27am
a "demo" is a rough recording of the score made early in the development process. Some are more professional than others, but they're not for public distribution.

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re: Into the Woods Demo#14
Posted: 3/8/08 at 1:30am
tazber-
Not 100% true. Some composers leak them out for die hard fans, or to try and drum up business. In "Navigate This Maze" Damon Who'slastnameIcan'tspell says he regrets letting it get out because the score for bare has changed and improved so much.
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re: Into the Woods Demo#15
Posted: 3/8/08 at 1:33am
you're absolutely correct husk. It was kind of a broad definition. They are also used to entice potential backers. That may be what the leaking you're talking about though.
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re: Into the Woods Demo#16
Posted: 3/8/08 at 1:38am
I think what Tazber meant is that they are not on sale to the general public or typically found at a records store.
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re: Into the Woods Demo#17
Posted: 3/8/08 at 2:53am
"Bernadette is only on one track, with the "rap" Otherwise it's Maureen Moore doing a scary close impression of Bernadette."


Wow that is one very scary Peters impression, i would never have guessed and must admit i am ashamed to ask but who is Maureen Moore?

Must say iam loving "It Will Be Alright" and "How Do You Say".
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re: Into the Woods Demo#18
Posted: 3/8/08 at 2:57am
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re: Into the Woods Demo#19
Posted: 3/8/08 at 3:11am
Lizzie,

Thank you.
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re: Into the Woods Demo#20
Posted: 3/8/08 at 3:29am
Rosscoe, that's an understandable mistake. As far as I can remember, Moore has understudied Peters in two of the bigger roles in her career (perhaps her two most important roles): Emma in SONG & DANCE, and Momma Rose in GYPSY.
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re: Into the Woods Demo#21
Posted: 3/8/08 at 3:35am
Question was Song and Dance successful? I don't know much about the show. I have the recording and just love it and of course I am a huge fan of BP
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re: Into the Woods Demo#22
Posted: 3/8/08 at 3:41am
SONG & DANCE earned huge raves for Bernadette Peters and it also earned her her first Tony award (and I have heard from my older friends that that is one of the best musical theater performances they have seen). It did not recoup its investment though. I assume it had more to do with Act II than with Act I, though perhaps the thought of going on Broadway to see a one-person show in Act I did not appeal people too much either.
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re: Into the Woods Demo#23
Posted: 3/8/08 at 3:58am
I remember Margo talking about Song and Dance and he said that Peters was Incredible and gave a tour de force performance.

Reading the list of people that Moore has replaced, maybe it's time for her to open a show and get her chance to shine.
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re: Into the Woods Demo#24
Posted: 3/8/08 at 5:15am
Rosscoe(au) you mysterious little hussy. :) Haha. I'll just have to not tell my ITW secrets now. Heh.

I have to think though these days half the demos have their own MySpace pages I swear! Times have certainly changed.