ZERO HOUR Star Jim Brochu to Appear Live on OUT-FM 1/11
Jim Brochu, author and star of "ZERO HOUR," Off-Broadway's newest hit, is set to do a live interview on WBAI Radio (99.5 FM) this Monday, January 11th at 11:30 a.m. Brochu will discuss the creation of the play as well as his acclaimed portrayal of theatre legend Zero Mostel with Marle Becker on the popular weekly talk show "Out-FM." The interview can also be heard live at www.wbai.org. Marle Becker is a co-founder of "Out-FM." He has also been on the advisory boards of the Beaux Arts Society and Gay Performances Company and is an advisor for the Gay & Lesbian American Music Awards.
"ZERO HOUR" opened on November 22nd to rave reviews, and the limited engagement is set to run through January 31st at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). Three-time Academy Award nominee Piper Laurie directs "ZERO HOUR," which was originally produced in Los Angeles where it received the Ovation Award for Best New Play.
Starring Jim Brochu as Zero Mostel, "ZERO HOUR" is set at Mostel's West 28th Street painting studio where a naïve reporter attempts to interview the famously volatile actor, prompting an explosion of memory, humor, outrage, and juicy backstage lore. It is July 1977 and the actor is giving his final interview before leaving for the pre-Broadway tryout of "The Merchant" in Philadelphia. Mostel only played one performance as Shylock before his sudden death at the age of 62.
"ZERO HOUR" traces Mostel's early days growing up on the Lower East Side as the son of Orthodox Jewish immigrant parents, through his rise as a stand-up comedian, from the Borscht Belt to Manhattan's most exclusive supper clubs, and from the devastation of the blacklist to his greatest Broadway triumphs, most notably as Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof" and working through his love-hate relationship with Jerome Robbins.
The Off-Broadway premiere of "ZERO HOUR" is produced by Kurt Peterson and Edmund Gaynes in association with The Peccadillo Theater Company.
For more information about "ZERO HOUR," visit www.ZeroHourShow.com.