PHOTO CALL: Adam Jacobs and Natascia Diaz star in Gipsy Kings Musical Zorro at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre
By Krissie Fullerton
10 Apr 2013
Adam Jacobs stars as the masked legend Zorro in the Alliance Theatre production of the Gipsy Kings-scored Zorro: A New Musical, which has been revised since its 2008 London premiere. The Atlanta production, which began performances April 4, also features Natascia Diaz, Eliseo Roman, Andrea Goss and Nicholas Carrière.
Jacobs (The Lion King, Les Misérables) stars in the title role, with Diaz (Man of La Mancha, Carousel) as Inez, Roman (In the Heights, Leap of Faith) as Sergeant Garcia, Goss (Once, Rent) as Luisa, Carrière (The Lion King) as Ramon, Mark Kincaid as Alejandro de la Vega and Mary Stewart Sullivan as Young Luisa. Featured dancers include Sara Erde, Glenda Sol Koeraus and Peter Suarez; and guitarist Cristian Puig. Here's how it's billed: "From the old American West comes the legend of Zorro, a fighter of corruption and lover of beautiful women. When Diego de la Vega comes home from Spain, he finds his father dead and his brother running Los Angeles...badly. Diego's foppish exterior hides the soul of a desert fox—Zorro! A deliciously fun extravaganza that conquered audiences throughout Europe and London's West End, this stunning flamenco musical features songs by The Gipsy Kings in a new American adaptation."
Zorro received its world premiere in Woking, United Kingdom, March 13, 2008, prior to a West End opening at the Garrick Theatre on July 15 of the same year. In February 2009, the musical earned five Laurence Olivier Award nominations, with Lesli Margherita winning the award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical. The London production closed March 14, 2009. The musical received its American premiere in early 2012 at the Hale Centre Theatre in Salt Lake City.