The promotion for ‘The Glass Menagerie‘ has started since the play is about to kick its first performances and Zach opened it with an interview at ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’ earlier today. The interview was a little shorter than the usual, but it was great to see him once again.
I have the video in our archive, thanks once again to lovely Haylie and screencaptures in the gallery. So click the thumbnail for the video and have fun!
In his Broadway debut, Zachary Quinto finds Tennessee Williams hiding inside The Glass Menagerie’s Tom Wingfield.
Zachary Quinto has pretty much cornered the market on Portraits of an Icon as a Young Man. Most notably there was Spock: The Early Years, in the “Star Trek” films, and now, arriving Sept. 26 at the Booth Theatre, is the Tennessee Williams classic, The Glass Menagerie—it’s Tennessee: The Early Years.
In Menagerie he answers to the name of Tom Wingfield, but it’s a thin veil at best, hiding a poetic dreamer who is the family bread-winner, toiling meaninglessly in a warehouse to bring home the bacon for his mama, Amanda (Cherry Jones), and his crippled sister Laura (Celia Keenan-Bolger). On one melancholy occasion, after much Amanda-badgering, he brings home a gentleman caller (Brian J. Smith) for his painfully shy sister to try on for size. The memory of that night is the cross he bears.
“To play Tom—which is the clearest distillation of Tennessee Williams himself—at this time in my life is perfect,” declares Quinto. “I’m just a little older than he was when he wrote the play, so I’m in very close relationship to a lot of the themes and issues he was struggling with that led him to this play. To me, that’s a great gift as an actor—to enter into a role and an experience with that kind of foundation.”
So, I went ahead and added blu-ray quality of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness‘ in the gallery. The movie will be available in UK next Monday (September 2) and US next September 10 (plus On Demand, Netflix, iTunes & etc).
It’s being reported that Blu-Ray extras will be divided up among various retailers. The DVD has no extras, and the US/UK version has seven featurettes. No deleted scene, no commentary, or trailers. It seems the German version will have different extras, so, it can be a good thing to wait and see.
I’ve been reading mixed reviews about the movie but I have to say that I really enjoyed it, specially when it comes to their acting job. Zach (as always), Chris and Benedict (as well the whole cast) did an amazing job on here. So, enjoy the caps, and be aware about possible spoilers if you didn’t see the movie yet.
Zach will be at Live with Kelly and Michael on Wednesday, September 4 to chat about making his Broadway debut. LIVE airs in syndication at 10 a.m. EST.
Thanks BroadwayWorld for the heads up!