Out actor Zachary Quinto will return to
the New York City stage in the upcoming production of Smokefall.
The 38-year-old Quinto, who is best
known for playing a young Spock in the 2009 Star Trek reboot
and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, made his Broadway
debut in the 2013 revival of The Glass Menagerie. He
previously appeared in the off-Broadway production of Angels in
Smokefall is written by Noah
Haidle and directed by Anne Kauffman.
A synopsis of the play reads: “Magical
realism collides with manic vaudeville in a family drama unlike any
you've ever seen. The Twins swap philosophy while awaiting their
birth, Beauty eats dirt and doesn't speak, Father is about to drive
away and never return, and a man named Footnote acts as our guide.
Whipping from astonishing tenderness to profound humor and back
again, this wholly original play uncovers the extraordinary family
connections we all stretch and warp across the years but can never
Smokefall opens February 22 at
the Lucille Lortel Theater and runs through March 13, according to
Quinto says coming out gay has not hurt his career.)