Best Knocking-On-Broadway's-Door Songwriting Team (2008)

Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich

Now that musical spectacles are dropping like 50-ton flies, showbiz talk is about the direction(s) in which the genre will move. What may score with audiences is tunesmiths who update traditional Broadway conventions with contemporary flair. Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, lyricist and composer respectively, have been turning out smart lyrics and sophisticated melodies for some time. Keep in mind they're the ones whose nifty love song rhymed "quesadilla" with "IKEA." The team's strength lies in making the intelligent hummable—something predecessors like Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and the Gershwin brothers were always able to do. C/o Sarah Douglas, Douglas and Kopelman, 212-355-4165.


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