The Washington DC Helen Hayes Awards are highly respected in the theater community. So, we are thrilled and honored to get two nominations today. Jim Brochu for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Non-Resident Production and "Zero Hour" for Outstanding Non-Resident Production.
When you look at the list, you can see what he's up against. All four of the other productions are from the Kennedy Center. They're huge, famous, first class touring productions of Broadway hits or international star productions. August: Osage County, Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys and A Streetcar Named Desire (with Kate Blanchett).
That the nominating committee also found and nominated our little Theater J production is high praise and an even higher honor. Those productions cost millions and millions of dollars. Ours, uh, didn't.
That this news came on the same day as the news of our transfer to the DR2 Theater makes this a wonderful week, indeed. And it helps bring always-needed (free) publicity.