Woody - A New Fairy Tale

Book, Music, and Lyrics by John Carden & Nolan Doran; Additional Book by Nick Corley

Woody - A New Fairy Tale

at Playwrights Horizons Rehearsal Studio

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm
  • Friday, July 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm
  • Monday, July 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

And you thought you had a hard time dating!

WOODY - A NEW FAIRY TALE is a quirky musical adventure about a young man looking to find connection in a world that's becoming increasingly disconnected. Join us as we set loose characters from Collodi's classic Pinocchio into today's modern sexual landscape. Romance, Drag Divas, Virtual Reality, Show Tunes, World Domination, Wooden Boys, Splinters, and Disco, all in 90 minutes! This ain't your Momma's Pinocchio!

Suitable for ages 16+

Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes

*This show has no intermission

John Carden

John Carden (Book, Music, Lyrics)

John Carden began his career in NYC at the Metropolitan Opera as a Principal Artist. He composed his first musical, Fabulous Flavio, at Piedmont College in 2008. After this success, he decided to pursue his interest as a Musical Theatre composer at NYU's Tisch School of The Arts where he received an M.F.A. in Graduate Musical Theatre Writing. At NYU, John met Nolan Doran and they created, “Woody – A New Fairy Tale”.


Nolan Doran

Nolan Doran (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Nolan Doran is a NYC based collaborative artist who has worked across theatre, music and film with hit makers such as Desmond Child, Michael Mayer, Margo Lion, and dance legend Merce Cunningham. Original works include: “Woody - A New Fairy Tale” (Main Street Musicals Award), “The Spectrum” (Azalea Film Festival), “The King” (L.A. Indie Film Festival Best Song) and music for Ayodele Casel’s, “While I Have the Floor” with Avi Amon (Spoleto Festival). Currently: Associate Director for Michael Moore’s, “Terms of My Surrender”. Nolan holds an M.F.A. from NYU Tisch. www.nolandoran.com


Nick Corley (Director, Additional Book)

Nick Corley directed and co-wrote Woody Sez - the life and music of Woody Guthrie currently playing NYC's Irish Rep. after gaining worldwide acclaim.  He also co-wrote and directed A Young Lady of Fashion (Fulton Theatre) and Eliot Ness...in Cleveland (Denver Theatre Centre).  He’s directed plays and musicals in NYC and across the U.S.  Acting credits include Broadway (You Can’t Take It With You, Drood, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Carol), film, and television. Proud SDC Member.

Christopher D. Littlefield (Music Director/Additional Arrangements)

B’WAY: Broadway Backwards2017 (Cond, Assoc MD, Piano); NAT’L TOURS: Addams Family, 9 to 5; TELEVISION: My Time, (Oprah Winfrey Network); OFF-B’WAY: Naked Boys Singing, Shout!;STUDIO: Glory Days (Original B’way), Home (Nikki Renée Daniels), What I Wanna Be… (Scott Alan); Incandescent (Melissa Maricich); EDUCATIONAL: Juilliard, NYU; COLLAB: Cyndi Lauper, Rue McClanahan, William Finn; NYC CHORAL: Youth Pride Chorus (Co-AD, MD), Gay Mens Chorus (Arr, Piano).

Curtis Wiley

Curtis Wiley (Betty Blue)

Previous work includes: The Total Bent /Rothschild & Sons / Pageant

Jed Resnick

Jed Resnick (Woody)

Previous work includes: Avenue Q

Bonnie Milligan

Bonnie Milligan (Sharon Sweeley)

Previous work includes: Kinky Boots, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Head Over Heels

Nygel D. Robinson

Nygel D. Robinson (Brian)

Previous work includes: The Full Montey

Jonathan Hadley

Jonathan Hadley (Dr Gumm)

Previous work includes: Jersey Boys / Rothschild & SonsA Class Act/ The Body Guard

Catherine Zambri

Catherine Zambri (Carmela)

Previous work includes: The Owner

Becca Fox

Ryan Schaefer

Marisha Castle

Chandler Reeves

Thomas Knapp

Jordan Fife Hun