Zina Goldrich & Marcy Heisler Receive Fred Ebb Award

by Jacob Coakley

NEW YORK—Author Marcy Heisler and Composer Zina Goldrich, who have been collaborating since 1993, are the recipients of this year’s Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting, the fifth annual. They also received 2009 Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Lyrics and Music for Dear Edwina.. and are past recipients of ASCAP's Richard Rodgers New Horizons Theatre Award.

Zorro Musical Gets Tungsten Look with Martin

by Stage Directions
LONDON – Currently on tour in the UK before opening on the West End in June is Zorro the musical, a stage production set to the richly resounding Latin American music of the Gipsy Kings and featuring a display of flamenco dancing, sword-fighting and acrobatics. Based on Isabel Allende's 2005 bestseller Zorro: A Novel, the stage musical is a prequel to the traditional events of the Zorro legend.