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THE WOODSMAN to Conclude Off-Broadway Run in May

Following two sold-out NYC engagements, The Woodsman, will conclude its critically-lauded Off-Broadway run on Sunday, May 29, 2016 (following the 7:30pm performance) at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street, NYC). The production began performances on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and officially opened on Monday, February 8, 2016.

"We're extremely proud of this deeply heartfelt theatrical retelling created by James Ortiz, Claire Karpen and the entire ensemble of Strangemen & Co. We look forward to sharing the heart of the Tin Man with new audiences, in an Oz never before seen on stage, as we explore future regional productions and international licensing opportunities for The Woodsman," said producer Robb Nanus on behalf of the producing team which includes Rachel Sussman, Ryan Bogner and Adam Silberman.

The Woodsman opened to critical praise with Time Out New York describing it as "evocative and haunting" and naming it a Critic's Pick; NBC New York calls The Woodsman an "achingly beautiful play," and The New York Times declared The Woodsman "breathtaking," "abundantly beautiful" and a "spectacle infused with breath and light." New York Magazine exclaimed, "Marvelous! Overflows with vivid imagery and emotion" and celebrity Rosie O'Donnell heralded the production on Twitter as "beautiful, stunning, haunting."


Based on the beloved writings of L. Frank Baum, The Woodsman, an imaginative retelling of the origins of Oz's Tin Woodsman, is the story of the Tin Man, the woman he loved, and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart. Through spectacular life-size puppetry and original music, the ensemble of Strangemen & Co. presents an inventive take on one of America's original fairy tales.


Directed by James Ortiz and Claire Karpen and written by James Ortiz with music composed by Edward W. Hardy and lyrics by Jen Loring, The Woodsman 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 & violinist).

The Woodsman 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 final four weeks of tickets are available via http://www.Telecharge.com (212.239.6200) and at the New World Stages box office (340 West 50th Street). Tickets for The Woodsman range from $45 - $85.

The performance schedule for The Woodsman is Monday at 8pm; (Tuesday dark); Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2:30pm & 8pm; Sunday at 3pm & 7:30pm. The running time is approximately 75 minutes (no intermission). Recommended for children 8+.

Photo by Matthew Murphy


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