Into the Woods is everywhere, it seems, but it has not always been so. A world pre-Woods came flooding back to me recently as I sat enthralled by the sorcery of the Fiasco Theater's ingeniously homespun production now running (through April 12) at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre on West 46th Street. Where have I seen this Into the Woods before (I found myself thinking); an Into the Woods left mostly to the imagination, a kind of Into the Woods unplugged?
890 Broadway, August 1987 (I realized); the original production's two-week workshop at the Michael Bennett rehearsal studios prior to opening on Broadway in November of that year. Talk about coming full circle.