How a Broadway Star Rekindled Her Imagination

The original cast recording of Into the Woods was one of Stephanie J. Block's favorite presents at her 16th birthday celebration. There was an

genuine record that had a shot of the complete company's production in the central seam and was double-folded," claims the

Tony-winning Broadway performer who is renowned for her vocal talent and adeptly executes every character she portrays. Her diverse

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Her closest friend, Patrick Adent, had shared a live bootleg tape with her, so she was already familiar with the songs.

15 years old. It took me a few listens to really appreciate the score's richness and complexity—the humanity, the musicality,

Block praises the musical that incorporates multiple fairytales and adds deeply textured, complex themes.

fragments of real life I suppose that is reasonable to expect from a 15-year-old. She also clearly remembers seeing that cast perform.

the PBS broadcast of the production. "Joanna Gleason's artistry made me want to portray The Baker's Wife."