4:47 pm - 01/31/2013

Meryl Streep in Disney's Into The Woods


Mr. Krane has composed dance music and arrangements for 29 Broadway shows. Additionally he worked with Michelle Williams for her Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated role as Marilyn Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn,” and more recently with Michael Douglas in his preparation for the role of Liberace in “Beyond the Candelabra,” to be released later this year.

The London opening of “Qatar’ is just part of the current flurry of activity in Mr. Krane’s life, activity that includes a decision to sell the Roxbury home he shares with his spouse, Richard Brainard.

“I am coming into an exciting time,” said Mr. Krane in a telephone interview from New York City. “My show, “The Road to Qatar,’ is being presented in London next month and then I am doing a revival of an old show, ‘Good News’ at the Goodspeed Opera House. And then the biggest news—they are doing a movie of the musical ‘Into the Woods.’ Disney is going to make the movie and I will do the arrangements. Meryl Streep will be the witch and it will be the first time I have worked with her since 1977 when we did ‘Happy End.’”

Mr. Krane remembers happily his association with the young Ms. Streep and looks forward to the new collaboration. Similarly, he is enthusiastic about working again with director and choreographer Rob Marshall, with whom he worked on the Oscar-winning film, “Chicago” and “Nine.”


HSX.com listed Meryl in the cast a few months ago, I guess now it's confirmed; it also lists Allison Janney, Anna Kendrick and Patrick Wilson.

Source, 2 pic: tumblr.

So theater lovers: yay/nay? I have no idea what this is about but I adore Meryl and I'm happy she's working I'm feeling many nays idk.
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scottfreein4_d 1st-Feb-2013 12:07 am (UTC)
This better be good.
sassandthecity 1st-Feb-2013 12:08 am (UTC)
Into the Woods is amazeballs but I don't trust Rob Marshall because his directing/editing is way too schizophrenic and you barely get to focus on performances because he keeps doing music video-esque cuts.
moddchicc 1st-Feb-2013 12:12 am (UTC)
IA. Chicago is my favorite musical, but it's also the only Marshall movie I've liked so far :/
sassandthecity 1st-Feb-2013 12:13 am (UTC)
Nine was terrible since it was a poor man's Chicago in so many ways.
ms_mmelissa 1st-Feb-2013 12:16 am (UTC)
Ugh, he better not keep up the "set inside someone's head" musical number crap. That worked okay for Chicago, but it was so awkward and weird for a lot of Nine.
amkf 1st-Feb-2013 12:09 am (UTC)
More excited about Allison Janney and Anna Kendrick, but I'm weird like that.
wheresandrae 1st-Feb-2013 12:10 am (UTC)
awww yiss Janney
senkig 1st-Feb-2013 12:54 am (UTC)
i need the way way back purely for her scene stealing
sanditar 1st-Feb-2013 12:19 am (UTC)
Ha, this is totally me in watching things, I usually get excited for small roles that are not from the star of the movie. And I totally fell in love with Anna Kendrick watching her doing press.
schexyschteve 1st-Feb-2013 12:28 am (UTC)
Both of them are going to be in this too? Now I'll have to go see it.
kriskross 1st-Feb-2013 01:20 am (UTC)
I'm guessing Anna for Cinderella? I think she'd be great. And Allison...my first thought was Baker's Wife but is she "too old"? Either way, love them both so looks like I'll have to put this on my "to see" list.
moddchicc 1st-Feb-2013 12:10 am (UTC)
Here for Patrick Wilson in another movie musical
vehiclesshockme 1st-Feb-2013 12:11 am (UTC)
This is pretty much my favorite musical so I hope they do a good job with it.
kstew 1st-Feb-2013 12:12 am (UTC)
idk how well this will actually turn out tbh but i'm still excited
alaynestone 1st-Feb-2013 12:13 am (UTC)
I feel like this was already announced? Or maybe it was just a rumor. Either way, this is awesome.
sanditar 1st-Feb-2013 12:15 am (UTC)
Yes, in October I think, just a confirmation.
anna_bea2 1st-Feb-2013 12:25 am (UTC)
I think that was just a table read? idk though.
laughing_wild 3rd-Feb-2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
That's exactly what it was, yeah. With Donna Murphy as The Witch, LIKE IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN.
its_still_talk 1st-Feb-2013 12:14 am (UTC)
Meh, TBQH. I don't have high hopes for this movie anyway with Rob Marshall directing it, so whatever, I guess Meryl is a good choice all things considered.
so_chic_doll 1st-Feb-2013 12:14 am (UTC)
Meryl's voice was kind of "meh" in Mamma Mia so idk.

but I love her so yay
juniorquincy 1st-Feb-2013 12:15 am (UTC)
great cast
watchsnowfall 1st-Feb-2013 12:20 am (UTC)
goddessdream 1st-Feb-2013 12:22 am (UTC)
I love Into The Woods. Is Anna playing Red Riding Hood? That was my dream role when I was a theater nerd

(I also just watched PItch Perfect for the first time last night. I like Anna even more now and I love Rebel Wilson!)

Edited at 2013-02-01 12:24 am (UTC)
lucifersam 1st-Feb-2013 12:30 am (UTC)
I think it's cinderella
crimps4 1st-Feb-2013 01:07 am (UTC)

Mostly because I think you don't need to be an amazing singer to do it and I am...not an amazing singer.
goddessdream 1st-Feb-2013 01:49 am (UTC)
Hah. My voice would probably fit better for Cinderella, but Red Riding Hood is way more fun.
pickledprose 1st-Feb-2013 12:24 am (UTC)
ahhh this is the first i've heard of this. exciting!
flyingpigs_live 1st-Feb-2013 12:25 am (UTC)
i hated ITW tbh
_my_own_heat_ 1st-Feb-2013 03:59 am (UTC)
Me too! I thought I was the only one.
friarsfire 1st-Feb-2013 12:26 am (UTC)
First Bey has a press conference and now Meryl has a new project.


my heart is content.
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