Friday, February 10, 2012

Countdown to "Zero Hour"

Sneak Peek attended the opening night of "Zero Hour", followed by an 'After-Show Champagne Reception', February 9, 2012 @ Toronto's Bathurst Street Theatre.

Directed by Oscar-nominated actress Piper Laurie ("Carrie") and produced by Lia and Dana Matthow, the limited run of the one-man show starring and written by actor Jim Brochu recreates the persona of funnyman actor 'Zero Mostel' ("The Producers"):

"...Jim Brochu brings Zero Mostel back to extraordinary life in 'Zero Hour', re-creating the definitive backstory to this amazing performer's appearances in 'Fiddler on the Roof', 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' and Mel Brooks' 'The Producers'. Brochu is both hilarious and poignant as he recounts Mostel's big life - as a Broadway legend, a larger than life personality and the target of Hollywood blacklisting..."

"Zero Hour" won the New York Drama Desk Award for 'Outstanding Solo Performance', the Los Angeles Ovation for 'Best Play' and the Washington, D.C. 'Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor'.

"Zero had a great influence on my life and I was fortunate to get to know him when I was first starting out, " said Brochu.

"Zero Hour" plays in Toronto to March 11, 2012.

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