Can’t find it, sorry.
Phylicia Rashād (Witch) singing Stay With Me from Into The Woods [Broadway, 24 April 1988]
Into the Woods Original Cast Recording Session (1987)
Just a short snippet of Meryl Streep singing “Lament”. Audio was not taken by me and seems to have been taken by a cell phone in studio.
Since the last one seems to have been taken down, here you go, enjoy ;)
Yes, I’ve found it. I think it’s very good in showing us the emotional impact what has happened to Rapunzel has on the Witch. Meryl is quite smart in this, she’s not only acting through the song, she’s whispering it - Meryl doesn’t have the best singing voice out there (please, no asks with links to videos of Meryl singing. She did have a lovely soprano voice when she was younger. I know.) so she’s taking advantage of this being a very intimate and emotional song and whisper-singing it - which has proven very effective in movies, and like she did (and quite well, imo) in Mamma Mia’s The Winner Takes It All. I am very curious, though, to see her doing Last Midnight, because that’s a song that’s not going to work if sung like this. I trust Meryl, though.
Oh, she doesn’t. And that’s not an opinion - it’s a fact. But that’s not at all a problem, they can very easily change the keys to fit her vocal range. So she’s not a soprano, who cares, she’s a very good singer (and actress, of course), and that’s what’s important.
I do think he can handle it, at least the acting, so I trust that it will be effective, and really there is no way for that scene not to be creepy. I do hope that they will keep its comic touch, though.
Joy Franz (Cinderella’s Stepmother in the original Broadway cast of Into the Woods) and Tim Realbuto singing “No One Is Alone” at 54 Below.
Oh, I’m sorry, that audio leaked so long ago, I no longer remember how it was :P
I don’t want to come off as as a Johnny Depp hater, or that I’m trying to undermine his role in the movie; it’s just that it really is a very small part, so I don’t think you can call it a standout. I do hope his cameo is effective, and I’m curious to see what he does.
She kind of does, doesn’t she? She’s absolutely stunning!
Close, but not really - the trailer for Frozen was released 2 months and 1 day before its wide release in the USA, so still over 2 months :P
But yes, you’re right, Frozen was one of those films with the trailer released very close to the film’s release date. However, you can’t compare it with Into The Woods for one simple reason - Frozen had a huge marketing campaign in the Disney theme parks until its release (and during it); this is not possible with Into The Woods, I believe.
I think we will need to wait for Big Hero 6, then, which is just stupid and a poor marketing strategy from Disney’s part. I’ve checked all the movies coming out from the studios Disney is currently distributing, and Big Hero 6 is the closest; since it comes out on November 7th, we should have the trailer online a couple of days before that.