Video Friday: It Takes Two

In honor of the upcoming release of “Into the Woods” THE MOVIE (keep your eyes peeled for a review of the film), I would like to dedicate this Video Friday to…wait for it…Into the Woods.

This is my all-time favorite musical, hands-down, no questions asked. And one of my favorite tunes from the show is “It Takes Two.” This is likely due to my life-long dream to play the Baker’s Wife. As a result, I’ve always been partial to her numbers and everything related to Joanna Gleason (how about that Newsroom finale?). So to share today, I have two videos of that song.

First is from the 1987 original staged musical (which was aired on American Playhouse in 1991) performed by none other than Chip Zien and Joanna Gleason as the Baker and his Wife.

Second is their beautiful reunion many years later at Sondheim’s 80th birthday concert in 2010.

What are your favorite songs from Into the Woods?

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4 Comments on “Video Friday: It Takes Two”

  1. headamateur says:

    “Moments in the Woods” has been one of the most formative songs in my life – every year I age, it gives new meaning. It’s my dream to be the Baker’s Wife, too!! She’s got the best jokes, the best songs – although the Witch wouldn’t be too bad, either… 😉

  2. […] the same world and shows us what happens after “happily ever after.” As I mentioned in my last Video Friday, the 1987 original production was filmed live and aired on TV in 1991. My parents, in one of their […]

  3. […] the same world and shows us what happens after “happily ever after.” As I mentioned in my last Video Friday, the 1987 original production was filmed live and aired on TV in 1991. My parents, in one of their […]


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