Into the Woods
Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine, Hudson Talbott
- 96 Pages
- March 24, 2020
- ISBN: 9781510754577
- Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
- Trim Size: 8.5in x 10in
Finally Back in Print in Over a Decade, the Lavishly Illustrated Book of Into the Woods, One of the Most-Performed Musicals, by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
Based on the Grimm Brothers’ most popular folktales, Into the Woods is a reimagining of what can happen when beloved fairytale characters are thrown together in increasingly dramatic and humorous ways. The Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine bring their cherished musical off the stage and onto the page with the help of Hudson Talbott’s enchanting illustrations.
Published for Stephen Sondheim’s ninetieth birthday, join Cinderella, Jack (of beanstalk-climbing fame), Little Red Riding Hood, the Baker and his Wife, and more on their quest to find “happily ever after.” Along the way they meet Rapunzel, the Big Bad Wolf, terrifying giants, lusty princes, and their own destinies. But after their journeys are done, the real question remains: what comes after “happily ever after” and will the prices paid for it be worth it in the end?
Stephen Sondheim is the Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of Into the Woods. He has received eight Tony Awards, more than any other composer, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Laurence Olivier Award, and a 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom. His best-known works as composer and lyricist are A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, and Sunday in the Park with George. He wrote the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy.
James Lapine is the Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning director and author of Into the Woods, Falsettos, and Passion. He also won a Pulitzer Prize for Sunday in the Park with George. Some of his other works as author and director are The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Amour, and Dirty Blonde.
Hudson Talbottis an author and cartoonist, best known for his children's books. He has written and illustrated over a dozen books, including O'Sullivan Stew, Tales of King Arthur, and Forging Freedom. His We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story, inspired the Steven Spielberg film of the same name. He has created illustrations and designs for the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and the Metropolitan Museum.