"Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor." And, apparently, neither is the Public Theater's star-studded revival of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Into the Woods. The second production of this summer's Shakespeare in the Park was supposed to start performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park tonight—but has pushed that back until tomorrow, Tuesday, due to weather delays. But not today's weather, last week's weather. So if you are reading this while waiting on line in Central Park... go home!
Basically, the Public says that the crazy weather last week held up the show's technical work and they just aren't there yet. So everyone is going to have to wait another day to see Amy Adams as the Baker's Wife, Denis O'Hare as her husband and Donna Murphy as the Witch (not to mention hear Glenn Close as the Giantess). All of which means we have another day to mull "the difference between a cow and a bean."
Meanwhile if you are one of those crazy people who had an advance ticket to tonight's performance, the theater says that you should "please call your hotline numbers for information about rescheduling your tickets for tonight’s performance." I wish!