After several major hiccups and changes of venue, it can finally be announced that the New York Theater Festival will be back on starting in October, featuring Zach's short play THE WISH. The new venue is the Teatro Latea in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, at 107 Suffolk Street, and the new performance slots are Thursday, October 28 at 9:00 p.m., Saturday, October 30 at 12:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 31 at 8:30 p.m. As before, all updates and ticketing information can be found here.


On Saturday, September 11, at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon, for the first time since February 2020, Zach returns to the stage at Don't Tell Mama with his former BRIDGES co-star Eden Casteel and pianist Scott Mayfield, for their collaborative cabaret show tentatively entitled "So Wrong, So Right." Tickets are $10 with a two-drink minimum, cash only, and reservations and other details may be found here.

So not have all the tickets for the Chestnut Street Playhouse benefit concert of Friday, July 24 sold out completely, but another show was added for Thursday, July 23...which is also now sold out. Tickets are still available to watch the livestream of the Saturday night performance, however, so you can still support the theater by purchasing a ticket here.

Finally, after over a year of forced shutdown and some much needed renovations, Chestnut Street Playhouse is reopening with a benefit concert featuring singers from the area, as well as returning artists including Zach.  The benefit will be held on Friday, July 24, beginning in the lobby with wine, crudité and hors d'oeurves at 6:30 p.m., and the concert will commence at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more information are available at their website here.

Thanks to low-latency performance technology, Zach will be collaborating online but live with BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY co-star Eden Casteel, in volume 17 of her ongoing series THE EDEN SHOW. The program is subtitled "Yacht Rock: Dry Dock" and will feature Zach and Eden performing solos and duets of the finest ballads of the soft-rock genre. The Facebook live stream begins at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, and can be viewed here.  Please feel free to send Eden a tip if you enjoy the show and would like to support similar efforts in the future.



Due to issues with the ongoing coronovirus pandemic, Zach's short play THE WISH which was previously scheduled to be performed in NY Winterfest during February 2021, has now been postponed to appear in NY Summerfest July 2021.  Performances are still planned to be held at the Hudson Guild Theater, however the new timeslots are Thursday, July 15 at 9:00 p.m., Saturday, July 17 at 12:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 18 at 8:30 p.m. As before, tickets and all other information are available here<https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/>.


7/13 - NY WINTERFEST 2021
One of Zach's short plays, THE WISH, has been accepted to the New York Theater Festival's Winterfest 2021 competition. The work will be featured during an evening of other short plays for three performances on Thursday, February 18th at 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 20th at 2:15 p.m.; and Sunday, February 21st at 6:00 p.m. All details regarding the festival, including ticket information, can be found on their website here.


Today in BroadwayWorld, reviewer Stephen Mosher's column "Pandemic Playlist" features Zach among his favorite picks of current singers performing on the New York cabaret scene. See Mosher's full list here.


2/25 - "JOANNA...JOANNA..."
Zach is thrilled to announce that he'll be playing the villainous Judge Turpin in the Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler classic musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, in concert with chamber orchestra at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, in four performances this coming October 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.  Tickets aren't yet on sale, but will be available closer to performance time.  Check here or watch this space for updates.


Zach will join pianist Mark Janas as a featured singer in "Mark Janas' Classical Corner," a monthly series born from the similarly named feature of the MAC Award-winning Salon open mic.  The theme for this month's show is "Follow The Lieder," featuring songs from the German classical- and Romantic-era repertoire.  The show is Monday, February 24th at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama.  Tickets are $15, plus a two-drink minimum, cash only.  More details available here.



The recent Young Minds benefit garnered a lovely review by Stephen Mosher in BroadwayWorld, and described Zach’s performance as: “beginning with a sweet ‘And So It Goes’ by Zach Wobensmith, sitting quietly on the stage and filling the air with the right balance of solemnity and pathos...an effective and elegant way to start a night...” See the full review here.


On September 6th, Zach will appear at Don't Tell Mama in a concert to benefit Young Minds Foundation, an organization dedicated to the prevention of teen suicide. The event will feature Zach alongside Charles Baran, Joshua Bennett, Bobby Cronin, Christine DeFrece, Lauren Elder, Sean Harkness, Marnie Klar, Marcus Simeone, THOSE GIRLS, Heather Villaescusa and Lennie Watts, will be hosted by Candice Oden and directed by Tanya Moberly, with musical direction by Steven Ray Watkins. The show starts at 7:00 p.m., and the cover charge is $20.00 plus a 2 drink minimum per person, cash only.  More information and reservations can be found here.


On August 18th, as part of the Duplex Zach will be singing songs from "Halloween Shiva," a new musical in development written by Sophie Oberfeld and Joanna Burns, as part of the Duplex Cabaret's "In The Works" series. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are available on the website's cabaret calendar page here.


At long last, the independent comedy "McDick" (formerly known as "BIG GUNS") has been released on Amazon Prime. This was Zach's first film appearance, alongside the villain played by Mo Collins ("MadTV," "Parks And Recreation," "Fear The Walking Dead"). The film won several awards at the Downtown Boca, Hoboken and Philadelphia International Film Festivals in 2011, and has since been recut with new scenes featuring Danny Trejo ("Once Upon A Time In Mexico." "Machete," "Sons of Anarchy").


2/13 - 54 BELOW
Zach will be joining 54 BELOW SINGS BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS on Saturday, February 16th at 9:30 p.m., as part of a men's quartet. All show, venue and ticket information can be found here.


1/31 - "GOING SOUTH"
On Monday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 5th, at 7:00 p.m., as part of OVERTURES: Gallery Players' New Musical Series, Zach will appear in a developmental reading of 
Going South, a new musical with music, lyrics and book by Katya Stanislavskaya. More background on the author and the show itself can be found here. Information on the performance itself, including ticket information, can be found here.


Today, it was announced that Into the Woods in concert at the Laurie Beechman has won a 2018 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award, in the category of Best Revue/Group Show. Several other friends and colleagues also received awards, including Michael Kirk Lane (Best Show), Natalie Douglas (Best Vocalist) and the marvelous Company XIV (Best Burlesque Show or Act).  See the full list of 2018 award winners here.






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