Weston Playhouse Announces New Musical Award Winner

Composer Zack Zadek has won the Weston New Musical Award for "Deathless." Free performance March 4.

Composer Zack Zadek has won the 11th annual Weston New Musical Award for “Deathless.” Free performance March 4.

Writer/composer Zack Zadek‘s DEATHLESS has been chosen for the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company‘s 11th annual New Musical Award. Nominated by Jennifer Ashley Tepper of Feinstein’s/54 Below, DEATHLESS follows the road trip of a grieving family who are asking questions about life and death in the modern age in the face of the development of a pill that can prevent natural death.

Tepper describes DEATHLESS as “an intimate, meaningful new musical driven by its original voice, moving score, and knowledge of the human heart.” Developed in part at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Goodspeed Musicals, Signature Theatre, and Merry Go Round Playhouse, DEATHLESS is slated for a developmental production at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre in June.

The only award of its kind in the country, the Weston New Musical Award brings the creator or creators of a promising new musical together with a small ensemble of actors to rehearse and record selections from the winning score. A free public concert of DEATHLESS will be held at the Weston Playhouse on Saturday, March 4 at 8pm. Weston Associate Artistic Director Michael Berresse will direct the concert reading, and Kurt Deutsch of Sh-K-Boom and Ghostlight Records will produce the free demo recording.

To acquire free tickets to the performance on March 4th and further information about Weston’s New Musical Award and Weston’s 2017 season, visit westonplayhouse.org.

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