|ZQ's tweet: "The great work begins"|
Zach will act as Louis Ironson, the weak, frightened and unfaithful lover to a gay man with AIDS (played by Christian Borle). (Although I feel that standing by what you know you must do, may not be so weak after all.)
Since the announcement, ardent Quinto fans who wanted to watch the play have been keeping an eye out for the tickets to go on sale on 3rd August.
Apparently, the tickets went on sale a little earlier and when word got around that online booking was available, the frenzy crashed Signature Theatre's website server!
Some fans who lived near and around NYC decided to take a cab to the theatre's box office and try their luck there. Other die-hard fans engaged their fellow friends' help and/ or called the box office number persistently. The flurry of ZQ fans' biceps working to obtain the hard-to-get play tickets was blinding. From what I observed, lots of fan drama erupted, feelings got hurt and were on edge, tempers flared... Wow. Obviously it is not quite a beatific experience attempting to get tickets for a show that is bestowed with such a cherubic name. (Note: I solemnly swear that I did not instigate or partake in any of this drama although I would have loved to be a part of managed mischief. *g*)
Probably semi-oblivious to all that fan drama, Zachary Quinto continues with his play rehearsals. Some official day 1's rehearsal pics were released last month, and .... tell me, ZQ-Hairband - YES/NO?
Wait, oops. My bad. Moot point. Since Zach cut his hair to a fuzzy buzz cut before he came to San Diego for his Comic Con appearance.
A week after he returned to NYC from the whirlwind that was Comic Con, Zach tweeted this adorable pic of himself (pic on right) studying his lines from the play, while he was having a "dragonfly convention" and "drowning in words".
It also seems that Zach is beginning to grow a beard from the official "Angels in America" cast photo which was released a few days ago. Or he could just been feeling too lazy to shave. ;) Click here to view the rehearsal and cast pics. (Source: Signature Theatre)
"Angels in America" begins preview performances on September 14, and opens on October 28 at the Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street). Due to popular demand, the play has been extended to January 30, 2011.
Now, let's hope that those fans who got their tickets will finally get the heavenly rush they desire on their respective show dates... and hopefully, leave the drama to those on stage.