(Photo: Hunter Canning)
The Woodsman, a retelling of the origins of Oz’s Tin Woodsman, will end its latest off-Broadway engagement on May 29. Directed by James Ortiz and Claire Karpen, the production began performances on January 27 and officially opened on February 7 at New World Stages—Stage 5.
Reprising their roles from previous 59E59 productions are Benjamin Bass, Devin Dunne Cannon, Will Gallacher, Alex J. Gould, Amanda A. Lederer, Aaron McDaniel, Lauren Nordvig, Oritz, Eliza Simpson, Meghan St. Thomas and Sophia Zukoski.
Penned by Ortiz with music composed by Edward W. Hardy and lyrics by Jen Loring, the production is based on the beloved writings of L. Frank Baum. The Woodsman tells the origin story of the Tin Woodsman, the woman he loved, and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart. The Land of Oz is brought to life by Strangemen & Co. with puppetry and original music.