Saturday, January 09, 2010

Zero News: Friars, Fallin & The Aggies.

Lots of fun Zero happenings this past week.

First, Jim was caricatured by nationally recognized illustrator Ken Fallin at The two previous caricatures were of Stephen Sondheim and, before that, Angela Lansbury. So, Jim is very honored.

Jim Brochu

Illustration by Ken Fallin;

Jim got to make a presentation at the very prestigious Friars Club. There, he met and posed with one of Zero's friends, the 90-something year old, and still very cantankerous and hilarious Prof. Erwin Corey.

He and I was standing at the entrance to the restaurant, when he started telling me a joke about how it's better to be short than tall because, when you're 90 years old, you get more years per square inch.

Then, we got the word that Zero Hour was awarded by Ken Noh an Agnes Moorehead Award for excellence in theatre in the magazine Chelsea Now as one of the ten best live performances of the year.

“Zero Hour”: Jim Brochu gave a protean performance as protean Zero Mostel in this extraordinarily researched and executed profile. It was one wild, rewarding rollercoaster ride, punctuated by Mostel’s explosive, over-the-top humor as well as an unflinching expose of the demonic Blacklist Era, which should never, ever be forgotten.
He was also profiled in the blog, Deep Dish.

As you can see, a busy week!


Tom Bailey said...

I read this but the picture of these two guys is disturbing for me for some reason. You have a great blog.

Thanks for sharing,
Tom Bailey

Steve Schalchlin said...

@Tom, I'm sure Jim and Prof. Corey would consider "disturbing" to be a compliment. :)

Glad you're enjoying the blog.

Deep Dish said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out, Steve! Have a great week!


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