The Woodsman Celebrates 100th Performance
The off-Broadway production is inspired by the writing of L. Frank Baum.
The Woodsman, a drama inspired by the backstory of L. Frank Baum's famous Tin Man character, celebrated its 100th performance off-Broadway at New World Stages on May 6. Following two prior engagements at 59E59 Theaters, the Strangemen & Co. production began performances on January 27 in advance of an official February 8 opening. It will end its run May 29.
Directed by James Ortiz and Claire Karpen, The Woodsman is written by James Ortiz with music composed by Edward W. Hardy and lyrics by Jen Loring. The ensemble features Benjamin Bass (Kalidah/Munchkin), Devin Dunne Cannon (understudy), Will Gallacher (Pa/Tinker), Alex J. Gould (Tinker/Munchkin), Amanda A. Lederer (The Witch/Tinker), Aaron McDaniel (understudy), Lauren Nordvig (Ma/Kalidah), James Oritz (Nick Chopper), Eliza Martin Simpson (Nimmee), Meghan St. Thomas (Munchkin), and Sophia Zukoski (The Witch/Munchkin).
The Woodsman's creative team also includes James Ortiz (set and puppet design), Molly Seidel (costume design), Carol Uraneck (original costume design), Catherine Clark and Jamie Roderick (lighting design), Devin Dunne Cannon (associate director), Will Gallacher (movement coordinator), Aaron McDaniel (fight director) and Naomi Florin (music director and violinist).