Photo Coverage: The Marcy & Zina Show and Broadway Boys at Birdland
The songwriting & performing team of Marcy Heisler (bookwriter/lyricist) and Zina Goldrich (composer) were presented in The Marcy & Zina Show, Monday, March 10, 2008 at 7PM, as part of the long-running, critically-heralded and popular concert series Broadway at Birdland.The Marcy & Zina Show featured the duo's best-loved songs written for theater and cabaret, as well as introduce new songs from the upcoming Broadway production of Ever After.
Goldrich and Heisler, who have been collaborating since 1993, were recently voted "Best Knocking on Broadway's Door Songwriting Team" in the Village Voice's Best of NYC edition, as well as the 2002 recipients of ASCAP's Richard Rodgers New Horizons Theatre Award. They have toured both domestically and internationally, performing their music at some of the world's most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, Canada's "Juste Pour Rire" comedy festival and the Kennedy Center. Their song "Taylor, the Latte Boy" has been recorded by Christiane Noll and Susan Egan, and is featured on Kristin Chenoweth's album on the Sony label. Their body of work has garnered much respect as well as several songwriter awards, including 4 MAC Awards, 2 Bistro Awards, and several musical theatre grants. Their 32-song folio, Goldrich and Heisler Vol. 1, was published last year and is already in its second printing. In 2004, Goldrich and Heisler authored Junie B. Jones for Theatreworks USA, which enjoyed a six-week run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, as part of New York's Free Summer Theatre Program and is currently touring the country.
The night before, The Broadway Boys were back at Birdland on Sunday, March 9. The Broadway Boys were assembled by Jesse Nager in order to create a new sound for theater and non-theater audiences alike, by mixing pop, jazz, gospel, and funk elements to Broadway standards. The Broadway Boys include Jesse Nager (Mary Poppins), Maurice Murphy (Spelling Bee), Daniel Torres (The Pirate Queen), Michael James Scott (Mamma Mia!), Peter Matthew Smith (Hairspray), and Danny Calvert (Altar Boyz).