It’s not every day that Mr. Spock—make that Tom Wingfield—drops by the Broadway.com offices, along with a two-time Tony winner, two-time Tony nominee and a talented young Broadway vet. We’re talking about Zachary Quinto, Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Brian J. Smith, who are headed to Broadway’s Booth Theatre on September 5 in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. “How can you not love this play?” says Quinto, who is currently wowing movie audiences as Young Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness. “We have a incredible group of people that’s been brought together by the amazing [Tony-winning director] John Tiffany. We’re there to support each other, and we love working together.” On May 30, the four stars took a break from the heat to preview the fall revival for Broadway.com’s group sales team and pose for a Hot Shot. This is one classic play you won’t want to miss!
“it is forbitten to take pictures during the play.”
Celia Keenan-Bolger and Brian J. Smith on Zachary Quinto
Brian, “He’s an artist. To watch him in rehearsal is incredible because he doesn’t take any moment for granted. If something’s not working, he questions and questions it, sculpts it until it’s just right. He doesn’t settle. I have an insane amount of respect for Zach Quinto especially with what he’s done with one of the most iconic roles in American theater. He’s really something else.” Celia, “I feel like whenever you hear about movie stars being cast in theater, I’m always, unfairly, skeptical because I feel like they are more of a box office draw. I knew Zach and I knew that he trained at Carnegie Mellon, but the first day we sat down and read the play I felt like they found somebody not only who has the chops, but was also born to play this role. I think he has some sort of deep understanding of this in addition to his unbelievably technical mastery of language.” Brian, “His voice. He probably has one of the most beautiful stage voices I’ve ever heard which is kinda rare in someone who’s made a lot of TV and film. The first time we got in the theater and you hear that voice, it’s like honey. It makes me actually insanely jealous.” Celia, “He’s also a wonderful social director. We almost every night end up at his apartment, sit around the kitchen table and talk and have a bourbon.” Brian (laughing), “Sometimes he plays the banjo.”
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