Judy Collins is honoring a music colleague she’s admired for years, as A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheimhits DVD February 24. Collins’ passion for Sondheim’s compositions span several decades, starting with one of the artist’s most signature works.
There’s a new release date for the thriller/drama Z for Zachariah,as the feature is set for an August 28 release via Roadside Attractions (it was initially set for an August 21 bow). Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Margot Robbietopline the feature.
Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosted a holiday party in celebration of Into The Woods, as director Rob Marshalland cast members Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, James Corden, Christine Baranski, and Tracey Ullmanattended the special event (held at the Soho House in Los Angeles).
Photos from the party are below:
Based on the Tony Award winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, Into The Woods premiered on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre on November 5, 1987.
Along with Marshall, the film’s production team includes longtime Marshall collaborator/cinematographer Dion Beebe (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha), Oscar winning production designer Dennis Gassner (Quantum of Solace, Bugsy), and three-time Oscar winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago, Alice in Wonderland).
Here’s the official Boilerplate summary of Into The Woods:
“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several beloved fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them.