Wednesday at 3 PM, Curtain Call hails Zorro on the 100th year since his creation. You can listen at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

It has been one hundred years since Johnston McCulley introduced the world to Don Diego de la Vega in the pages of his novel, The Curse of Capistrano. The adventures of Zorro captivated audiences when the book was adapted as the 1020 movie, “The Mask of Zorro,” starring Douglas Fairbanks. Since that time, Zorro has appeared in hundreds of films, comic books, and stage productions.

This week on Curtain Call Mel Larch pays tribute to the centenary of the masked vigilante, Zorro by bringing you highlights of the original London cast recording of the 2008 musical, Zorro, which featured a a book by Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson and music by the Gipsy Kings and John Cameron, with lyrics by Clark.

After its Olivier-winning London Run ended, Zorro has toured the world, with productions in France, Japan, China, Korea, the Netherlands, Russia, Bulgaria, Israel, and Brazil, largely with the orignal cast intact. The musical has yet to be performed in New York City. Tune in at 3 PM to listen to the musical mark of “Z.”

After the new hour of Curtain Call, stick around for two additional episodes from the Curtain Call archives. Curtain Call can be heard Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM and 8 PM, Friday at 10 AM and Saturday at 6 PM. An all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight, and an additional marathon can be heard Sunday evenings from 6 PM to midnight..