Jim Brochu Joins Ben Mankiewicz on TCM

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Jim Brochu Joins Ben Mankiewicz on TCM

One of the theater’s most beloved actors will be a guest host on Turner Classic Movies. Jim Brochu, writer, director and playwright, has won numerous awards including a Drama Desk Award for outstanding solo performance in the Off-Broadway production of Zero Hour (which he wrote) about the life and career of Zero Mostel. He also co-wrote, with Steve Schalchlin, the musical The Big Voice: God or Merman.

On Sunday February 28 at 8 pm Est, a long time dream will be coming true, as he introduces two films starring Zero Mostel, in celebration of the great actor’s 100th birthday. The first “Du Barry Was a Lady” and at 10 pm, “The Front.” Jim was asked to choose the films and did, the first showing a young Zero doing his night club act and the other to talk about the blacklist.

Come join Jim Brochu and Ben Mankiewicz for an exciting evening on TCM. It’s on my calendar!


  • Sandi Durell

    Sandi Durell is Publisher/Editor of www.theaterpizzazz.com/ and has been writing, reviewing, producing, having a voice in the theater, cabaret and entertainment communities for over 25+ years. She is a Voting Member of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards; member of the American Theatre Critics Association. Sandi is a producer of Broadway & Hollywood Live! Revues (www.ShaRellProductions.com); has produced numerous Songwriter Events for the American Popular Song Society (APSS – formerly New York Sheet Music Society on which she is a Board member); the benefit CD “Our Heart Sings;” is a producer on the Award winning film “Broadway the Golden Age” (with Rick McKay) and has produced a variety of entertainment events for most of her career. She is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU – Advisory Board),100+ year old Dutch Treat Club, The Lambs; an occasional theater “angel” and has had a career as a vocalist-performer. Her column can also be found at www.theaterlife.com

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