Thursday, October 18, 2012

Zachary Quinto Heading to Boston for "The Glass Menagerie"

It's obvious that Zachary Quinto loves the theatre.

After his successful run off-broadway at Signature Theatre's "Angels in America" last year, I am not surprised he is eager to get back on stage again.

When Zach met some fans at the recent Hollywood Short Film Festival, he mentioned in passing that he was going to be in Boston for a play in early 2013. 

This time it would be "The Glass Menagerie" (written by Tennessee Williams) with the American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) that also features Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones ("24", "Awake"). Actor Fran Krantz ("Dollhouse", "Cabin In The Woods") also mentioned he had auditioned for the play with both Cherry and Zach, and I think he will also be in the production. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

October Is The Time To Go Bonkers - Catch Season 2 of "American Horror Story"!

I'm usually not a big fan of the horror genre but two TV series eerily kidnapped a portion of my very precious time and gripped my soul in the last couple of years or so.

The first is AMC's gripping and heart-breaking TV version of Robert Kirkman's graphic novel series "The Walking Dead" (and to think that zombies are usually NOT my favourite kind of ghoulies).

The other is the fabulously warped "American Horror Story" (AHS) on the FX channel, by the creative duo of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. In terms of horror stories, I have to say, based on Season 1, AHS is in a class of its own. Its creeptastic moments and sometimes stylistic twists never quite lets up and the series even surpasses several lame movies of the same genre.

Unlike so many other returning TV series, Season 2 of AHS breaks continuity by being into a different timeline, different setting and premise but with familiar faces. Season 1 actors like the screengrabbing Jessica Lange (lerve her!!) and other cast members like the talented Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and the yummiest of all - Zachary Quinto, will be back on the show. They will all, however, be taking on entirely different characters.

If that's not actually warped idea by itself, what else is?