New York City
Woody Sez is a toe-tapping musical portrait, rich with the words and songs of America’s great troubadour. It transports the audience through the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of Woody Guthrie. With songs like “This Land Is Your Land” and “So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Yuh,” a talented group of four actor-musicians bring to life the many people who formed the fabric of his story. Not only was Guthrie a seminal influence on Bob Dylan and Joan Baez; he also inspired generations of Irish folk singers like the Clancy Brothers and Christy Moore. His songs may have told the stories of the disenfranchised in the Dust Bowl, but his recurrent themes speak of famine, worker’s rights, and emigrant strife. His legacy defined an American era of social consciousness and political expression that is alive and palpable today.