Spend a Day Backstage With The Woodsman Leading Man James Ortiz

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James Ortiz, who stars as Nick Chopper in the acclaimed origin story of the Tin Man, invites us to spend a day at the theatre with him.
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Directed by James Ortiz and Claire Karpen, the musical features music by Edward W. Hardy and lyrics by Jen Loring.

Reprising their roles are Benjamin Bass, Will Gallacher, Alex J. Gould, Amanda A. Lederer, Aaron McDaniel, Lauren Nordvig, Eliza Simpson, Meghan St. Thomas, Sophia Zukoski, James Ortiz and Devin Dunne Cannon, who is also associate director.

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," state new press notes. "Back by popular demand, Strangemen & Co. brings this hauntingly beautiful Land of Oz to life through spectacular puppetry and original music."

The Woodsman creative team includes 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).

Performances take place at New World Stages – Stage 5, located at 340 West 50th St. Tickets are on sale via Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200 and at the New World Stages box office.

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