5 items from 2011
Zachary Quinto, Chris W. King before passionate gay kiss in So NoTORIous Star Trek's Dr. Spock, Zachary Quinto, 34, also known for his roles in the television series Heroes and So NoTORIous, has come out "as a gay man." I have that in quotes because he refers to himself that way — "as a gay man" — at least twice in an interview published in New York Magazine and on his personal blog, ZacharyQuinto.com. While discussing his eight months playing a character who abandons his AIDS-stricken boyfriend in the New York City revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Quinto told the magazine: “[The role was] the most challenging thing I’ve ever done as an actor and the most rewarding. And at the same time, as a gay man, it made me feel like there’s still so much work to be done, and there’s still so many things that need »
- Andre Soares
Exclusive: Next spring, there will be two Spider-Mans on Broadway. When Mike Nichols directs Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play revival of Death of a Salesman, The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield will be making his Broadway debut. Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman will play the traveling salesman Willy Loman; Linda Emond will play his wife, Linda; and Garfield will play Loman's underachieving son, Biff. Scott Rudin will produce the revival, which will open next March at the Barrymore Theatre. The other stage Spidey, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, you know all about. The original play opened in 1949 with Lee J. Cobb in the role of Loman, and subsequent revivals featured Dustin Hoffman and Brian Dennehy. Hoffman had been expected to take the Loman role, but the surprise is Garfield. He worked with Rudin in the David Fincher-directed The Social Network, before emerging in a wide search with the »
- MIKE FLEMING
Baba Booey!!!!! Sorry. That's a force of habit whenever discussing anything SiriusXM related. My mind instantly associates everything related to satellite radio with the Howard Stern Show, even when a story has nothing to do with it. Anyway, we're here to talk about Alan Ball and "True Blood". I think.
From the Press Release:
Academy® and Emmy®-Award winning writer/producer/director Alan Ball will be the featured subject of the next installment of Iconography, the series that honors the life, career, and impact of iconic personalities on SiriusXM’s 24/7 Lgbt channel OutQ, ch.108.
Ball has redefined storytelling with his seminal film and television works—-including American Beauty, "Six Feet Under" and "True Blood"-—peeling back the layers of dysfunctional families and their secrets and creating characters and storylines that leave an indelible impression on audiences around the world.
OutQ is airing vignettes featuring Alan Ball through the month. »
- Masked Slasher
In the New Group and Tectonic Theater Project’s Off-Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ One Arm, Claybourne Elder plays Ollie, a chiseled and charming young Navy boxer, and he’s a total knockout in the role.
The 6-foot-1 out actor from Springville, Utah, pulls no punches in depicting how Ollie loses his right arm in an auto accident and then turns to a life of prostitution and prison. Based on Williams’ 1940s short story and 1967 unproduced screenplay, One Arm has been lovingly adapted into an 85-minute one-act and championed by another theatrical heavyweight: Moisés Kaufman.
Claybourne Elder (Photo credit: Andrew Parsons and Serge Nivelle)
Kaufman, the openly gay, Tony- and Emmy-nominated writer/director (33 Variations and The Laramie Project), says One Arm is “one of the frankest portrayals of the homosexual world that Tennessee lived in. And that made me want to do it. For the most part, gay characters in »
- Wayman Wong
After the whirlwind of indie-world deals from Sundance, here’s a true indie story from The Playlist: Mark Webber, the indie film veteran who played Stephen Stills, the frontman of the band Sex Bomb-Omb in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, will be directing a version of his own past in his sophomore directing effort, and will be joined by his real two-year-old son.
Webber’s terrific turn as the flighty Stills in Scott Pilgrim should be his star-making role, but it looks like he’s content to stick to his indie roots. After roles in The Laramie Project, Broken Flowers, and Dear Wendy, Webber made his feature directing debut with Explicit Ills.
The untitled drama centers on a single father (Webber) dealing with the loss of his wife while caring for his two-year-old son (Webber’s own boy). To shield his son from the process, Webber is using as minimal a process as he can, »
- Anthony Vieira
5 items from 2011
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