The original Nala from The Lion King and Tony Award winner for her starring role in Aida, Heather Headley, will now take on the role of the witch in the fairy tale musical Into The Woods according to Associated Press. She will take the stage at the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis (MUNY) as the vengeful witch in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical, July 21-27
Mike Isaacson, the artistic director and executive producer of the theatre mentioned that Headley took his breath away when he saw Aida and that she was a “singular performer” according to the article. The director of this production Gary Griffin had a few words as well.
“Heather’s extraordinary talent, passion and humor will be thrilling in this role,” Griffin commented. “When we met to talk about the part I was thrilled by her ideas and energy. She’s going to give The Muny audience a once in a lifetime experience.”
Celebrating its 97th season, the MUNY is the largest outdoor musical theater venue in America, and some of Broadways best stars have graced its main stage, including Jennifer Holiday.
The role of the witch has been made popular as of late by thee Meryl Streep who took on the role in the recent movie version
This is definitely something worth seeing. Are you trying to make your way to St. Louis?