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The Zero Mostel Show: Zero Hour Tickets & Information

DR2 Theatre

103 East 15 Street

(at 20 Union Square East)

New York NY 10003 View on map

The Zero Mostel Show: Zero Hour Summary

Winner of the 2010 Drama Desk Award! Set in theatre legend Zero Mostel’s painting studio on West 28th Street, a naïve reporter attempts to interview the famously volatile artist, prompting an explosion of memory, humor, outrage and juicy backstage lore. Mostel is remembered for his comedic genius and his definitive roles, but in the 1950's he was equally known for his place on the infamous Hollywood blacklist. Directed by three time Oscar-nominated film star Piper Laurie, Jim Brochu's striking portrayal brings all of Mostel's swagger, ferocity, intelligence and fantastic wit back to the stage in this volcanic tour-de-force.

"Plenty of big laughs as well as hushed drama" - New Yorker

"Singularly captivating. Zero Hour is a success. Brochu is the spitting image of the bearish Mostel, down to the strands of hair barely covering his head. His wildly expressive gestures are particularly spot on. It brings Mostel back to life, just the way his fans want him." - The New York Times

"Very funny! Brochu's living restoration has brought Mostel's larger-than-life personality back into the spotlight for a laugh-filled, much-welcomed presentation." - The Associated Press

"Frequently funny and always engaging, Brochu evokes the kind of prickle on the back of the neck usually delivered by David Lynch movies." - Variety

The Zero Mostel Show: Zero Hour Cast Members:

Jim Brochu

The Zero Mostel Show: Zero Hour Creative Team

Author: Jim Brochu
Director: Piper Laurie

The Zero Mostel Show: Zero Hour Award Winners/Nominees

Nominated for 1 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award
  • Outstanding Solo Performance - Jim Brochu
Nominated for 1 2010 Lucille Lortel Award:
  • Outstanding Solo Show

The Zero Mostel Show: Zero Hour Quick Facts

Running Time:

1 hour and 50 minutes, including one intermission

Price Range

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Audience :

Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date
February 23, 2010