Zina Goldrich

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Zina Goldrich is a musical theater composer. She is most known for her work with lyricist Marcy Heisler.

Career[edit]

Goldrich and Heisler are currently working on the musical adaptation of Ever After, the Drew Barrymore 1998 Cinderella movie produced by 20th Century Fox. The musical had its world premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse on May 21, 2015 (in previews) for a limited run to June 21, 2015. Directed by Kathleen Marshall, the cast features Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, Charles Shaughnessy, James Snyder and Margo Seibert.[1]

The duo has performed at Carnegie Hall, Birdland, and other venues including the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Goldrich and Heisler wrote the Off-Broadway show, Junie B. Jones, a musical version of the popular character created by author Barbara Park, produced by Theatreworks USA, which received a 2005 Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Musical.[2] An expanded version of the musical was staged in late 2005 at the Lucille Lortel theater; both the original and expanded productions received reviews in The New York Times.[3][4]

"Taylor the Latte Boy", the Goldrich and Heisler song associated with Kristin Chenoweth — who sang "Taylor" on The Rosie O'Donnell Show and The Late Late Show as well as at the Metropolitan Opera House — has also been performed by other singers including Susan Egan and John Tartaglia. They also wrote the cult-hit "Alto's Lament" which is a song about an alto who longs to sing melody for a change from harmony.[5]

Goldrich has played the keyboards in Broadway orchestra pits, including Avenue Q, Oklahoma!, Bombay Dreams, Grand Hotel and conducted at Titanic. With Marcy Heisler, she has written songs for the Disney characters Winnie-the-Pooh, Timon and Pumbaa; they are also contributors to the Disney Channel's Johnny and the Sprites. She composed the music of Dear Edwina. She currently composes for Wonder Pets on Nickelodeon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Journey Begins Tonight for Paper Mill Premiere of 'Ever After', New Musical Take on Cinderella Tale" playbill.com, May 21, 2015
  2. ^ "Heisler & Goldrich's Junie B. Jones Returns to NY, Nov. 9-Dec. 3". Broadway World, October 4, 2005. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  3. ^ "Lawrence Van Gelder. Theater in Review: Adventures of a First Grader With Music as Sassy as She (review)". The New York Times, July 27, 2004. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  4. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence. "Irrepressible, Bespectacled Girl Tackles First Grade (review)", The New York Times, November 12, 2005
  5. ^ "Alto's Lament lyrics" lyrics.com, accessed August 30, 2011

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