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Jim Brochu Presents WATCHING FROM THE WINGS AND MORE TALES OF THE THEATRE

All proceeds from this special one-night-only event will go to help NYC's professional performing artists in need.

Jim Brochu Presents WATCHING FROM THE WINGS AND MORE TALES OF THE THEATRE

Award-winning actor/playwright Jim Brochu has traveled the world presenting enthralling programs about the legendary, the famous, and the near famous of show business. On August 9, he will be gracing the Guild Hall Zoom with his latest program based on his insightful and funny new memoir, Watching From the Wings.

Throughout his 50+ year career, Jim has collected an intimate and hilarious treasure trove of up-close and personal stories of the greats of film and theatre. Joined by our host, award-winning Broadway icon, EAG Member, and author of I've Slept with Everybody: A Memoir, Sondra Lee, Jim will bring the subjects of his stories back to vivid life, filling in all the delicious details.

All proceeds from this special one-night-only event will go to help NYC's professional performing artists in need.

You might know Jim from his guest hosting duties on Turner Classic Movies, as well as his many film and television appearances. Jim Brochu is the only actor in America to have won the New York Drama Desk Award, the Washington, DC Helen Hayes Award, the Los Angeles Ovation Award, the South Florida Carbonell Award and the Palm Springs Desert Star Award, all for Best Actor in a Play. The play in question was Zero Hour in which Jim portrayed the great Zero Mostel for over six hundred and fifty performances. He's appeared on Broadway in Brigadoon opposite Christine Ebersole and Len Cariou as well as Oliver! with Brian Stokes Mitchell and Melissa Errico. In Washington, DC he was Willy Clark to Theodore Bikel's Al Lewis in Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys. Recently, Jim starred in the Off-Broadway revivals of The Man Who Came To Dinner as Sheridan Whiteside and at the York Theatre as Sir in The Roar of the Greasepaint; The Small of the Crowd. As a solo cabaret artist he has appeared at Feinstein's, 54 Below, the Triad, Metropolitan Room, Birdland and Town Hall. He is married to songwriter-singer Steve Schalchlin, a partnership now in its 37th big year.

Sondra Lee Award-winning dancer, actress and director Sondra Lee first appeared on Broadway in High Button Shoes. She was the original Tiger Lily in Peter Pan on Broadway, a role which endeared her to millions when it aired nation and worldwide on television. Sondra acted in many plays, operas and movies, created the role of Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly!, and danced in Jerome Robbins' Ballet: U.S.A. She appeared quite memorably in Frederico Fellini's La Dolce Vita. Her memoir, I Slept With Everybody, is an insightful and entertaining look at her life in the world of dance and theatre.

Learn more at www.actorsguild.org.

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