Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Title of Song Cut From Into the Woods Revealed has revealed the title of the song that was cut from the film version of Into the Woods.  The song was written particularly for Meryl Streep in her role as the witch.  The song, which was filmed and put into an early cut of the film, but dropped from the final version, is titled "She'll Be Back".  The film's director, Rob Marshall, said in a statement, that cutting the song was "painful, especially a new Sondheim song which is so thrilling," adding that the film simply works better without it.  The song, which was written particularly for Meryl Streep, will be preserved on the DVD release of the film, whenever that happens to be released.

Variety Magazine reports that most of the songs were pre-recorded, unlike the film version of Les Miserables.  The sole exception to this was the witches rap.  Michael Higham, who was the film's music producer/supervisor, told Variety, "Meryl did that live.  It was one of the most impressive things I've ever seen."

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