Fans are likely already familiar with Anna Kendrick’s singing voice from her role in Pitch Perfect (her cover from that film, “Cups,” landed at #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2012). Now, Walt Disney Studios’ Broadway adaptation Into the Woods once again has Kendrick showing off some impressive vocals with her rendition of “On the Steps of the Palace.” Sung by her character Cinderella, the song is available in its entirety in the player below.
Also starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding and Annette Crosbie, Into the Woods offers a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel?all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.
Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award-winning musical Chicago and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, directs the film, which is based on the musical stage production by legendary eight-time Tony, Grammy and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and Tony winner James Lapine, who also wrote the screenplay.
Into the Woods is produced by John DeLuca, Marshall, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, and will be released in theaters on December 25.
UPDATE: Disney has now released a clip from the film featuring a segment of the same song. Check it out in the second player below!