Cheyenne Jackson
Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne Jackson to Temporarily Replace Gavin Creel in Into the Woods

Someone new will be spending “moments in the woods.” Cheyenne Jackson will play the roles of The Wolf and Cinderella’s Prince from July 24 through August 2 in the New York City Center Encores! production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical, Into the Woods at the St. James Theatre, as Tony Award winner Gavin Creel fulfills a prior commitment. Creel will return to his roles on August 6. During this time, Creel will be in residence at The O’Neill National Musical Theatre Conference performing the project he penned, Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice.

Emmy and Grammy nominee Cheyenne Jackson is currently starring on Call Me Kat opposite Mayim Bialik and Leslie Jordan currently in its third hit season. Recent credits include HBO’s Watchmen, Apple TV’s The Morning Show, and he will next be seen opposite Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart in the film Borderlands from Lionsgate based on the video game. On and Off-Broadway, Jackson has starred in The Performers, The Most Happy Fella, 8, Finian’s Rainbow, Damn Yankees, Xanadu, AIDA, The Agony and the Agony, and All Shook Up. Additionally, he was part of the premiere cast of Altar Boyz and made his Broadway debut in Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Into the Woods, the first Broadway show of the 2022/2023 season, is directed by Lear deBessonet, music direction by Rob Berman with The Encores! Orchestra, and choreographed by Lorin Latarro. This production is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Sondheim.

In addition to Creel, Into the Woods stars Sara Bareilles as the Baker’s Wife, Brian d’Arcy James as the Baker, Tony Award winner Patina Miller as the Witch, Phillipa Soo as Cinderella, Joshua Henry as Rapunzel’s Prince, Aymee Garcia as Jack’s Mother, Ta’Nika Gibson as Lucinda, Annie Golden as Cinderella’s Mother/Grandmother/Giant’s Wife, Albert Guerzon as Cinderella’s Father, Brooke Ishibashi as Florinda, Kennedy Kanagawa as Milky White, David Patrick Kelly as the Narrator/Mysterious Man, Julia Lester as Little Red Riding Hood, Nancy Opel as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Cole Thompson as Jack, David Turner as the Steward, Alysia Velez as Rapunzel. With Delphi Borich, Felicia Curry, Jason Forbach, Alex Joseph Grayson, Cameron Johnson, Paul Kreppel, Mary Kate Moore, Diane Phelan, and Lucia Spina as understudies.

The Into the Woods creative team includes Tony Award winner David Rockwell (Scenic Design), Andrea Hood (Costume Design), Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Design), Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer & Alex Neumann (Co-Sound Designers), James Ortiz (Puppet Design), and Cookie Jordan (Hair, Wigs & Makeup Design). Casting is by Telsey & Co. with Production Supervision by Cody Renard Richard.

The musical first premiered on Broadway in 1987, winning three Tony Awards including Best Score and Best Book. It has since been produced throughout the world and was adapted into a major motion picture in 2014. This production marks its first time on Broadway in 20 years.

Into the Woods is produced by Jujamcyn Theaters, Jordan Roth, New York City Center, Hunter Arnold, Nicole Eisenberg, Michael Cassel Group, Jessica R. Jenen, Daryl Roth, ShowTown Productions, Armstrong, Gold & Ross, Nicole Kastrinos, Executive Producer.

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