INTO THE WOODS Emerges on Bluray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24th: Talking with James Lapine

Stage director, filmmaker, playwright, and screenwriter – James Lapine clearly is a man of pure talent. The musical Into the Woods began here in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986 from the book by James Lapine and included lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Combining the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Cinderella and others take viewers on a music journey with songs like “Hello, Little Girl” sung by the Big Bad Wolf, “A Very Nice Prince” sung by Cinderella and “Giants in the Sky” sung by Jack to name a few. ...more

INTO THE WOODS comes to Bluray: Talking with Lilla Crawford

Coming to Bluray this week packed with amazing bonus features comes the wildly fun INTO THE WOODS. Lilla Crawford portrayed Little Red Riding Hood and is also known for her 2012 Broadway revival of ANNIE. From commercial to theatre, Crawford has kept herself busy but also supports the Broadway Cares Equality Fights Aids and Broadway Barks. I had the opportunity to speak with Lilla about the Bluray release of INTO THE WOODS, performing in an all star cast and what’s next for the young star. Hi Lilla, thanks for joining us today. Hi, thank you so much. ...more

Lessons Learned from Disney's Into the Woods

Once upon a time, a gentleman named Felix looked over at his beautiful wife in a darkened theater with great suspicion in his eyes. Just as the opening credits began and the first notes were sung, he leaned over and accusedly whispered, "Is this a musical?"The beautiful maiden answered, "Yes", sure that she had told him before they arrived that it was, albeit quietly and .... perhaps under her breath.  The gentleman dramatically sighed, lowered his head and shook it in disbelief and denial at what would be his reality for the next ... 124 minutes....more


In theatres for the holidays from director Rob Marshall and Walt Disney Pictures comes a twisted fairy tale when you head INTO THE WOODS. This film tells the story of a witch (Meryl Streep) who is looking for a life she lost. They only way to get it back is to make a deal with the Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) to obtain certain items that the witch can not touch. In exchange they are promised a child of their own. ...more

REVIEW: Into the Woods

I have loved musicals all my life. My mother got me hooked on them when I was very young by listening to the soundtrack records with me. (Yes, records. Vinyl.) When cable came into our lives, movie musicals were often played. That was Nirvana for me. I would turn down invitations from friends to go out because there was a musical on TV. Even though I can’t sing or dance, I would audition for musicals just to be there....more

Go To The Wood!

(This is my blog post from November 10, 2014) Finally! Last week Disney released a slew of new promotional material for the upcoming movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Into The Woods, and I couldn’t be more excited (and scared)!There’s a series of new posters, and they’re animated!(If you look carefully at the background, you can see it’s moving.)...more

BlogHer Network Member News: Annie's Eats in Indianapolis Woman Magazine + More

Annie's Eats was included in a small feature published in this month's issue of Indianapolis Woman Magazine about local food blogs....more

BlogHer Network Member News: Angie Smith Signs Three-Book Deal

Angie Smith from Bring the Rain just signed another three-book deal with Broadman and Holman Publishing....more
What crazy/awesome news across the network. Congrats, all!more