The Boys in the Band...
Go behind-the-scenes of the #BoysintheBand photoshoot as the cast and creative team prepare for Broadway.
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the fiercely funny and groundbreaking play THE BOYS IN THE BAND will appear on Broadway for the first time ever in a strictly limited 15-week engagement this spring. MART CROWLEY's landmark 1968 play centers on a group of gay men who gather in a NYC apartment for a friend's birthday party. After the drinks are poured and the music turned up, the evening slowly exposes the fault-lines beneath their friendships and the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity. A true theatrical game-changer, THE BOYS IN THE BAND helped spark a revolution by putting gay men's lives onstage — unapologetically and without judgment — in a world that was not yet willing to fully accept them.
The cast includes four-time Emmy Award winner JIM PARSONS ("The Big Bang Theory," An Act of God), Emmy nominee ZACHARY QUINTO (Star Trek, "American Horror Story"), Golden Globe Award winner MATT BOMER (The Normal Heart, "White Collar," Magic Mike) and two-time Tony Award nominee ANDREW RANNELLS (The Book of Mormon, "Girls"), as well as CHARLIE CARVER, ROBIN de JESÚS, BRIAN HUTCHISON, MICHAEL BENJAMIN WASHINGTON and TUC WATKINS. The production will be directed by two-time Tony Award winner JOE MANTELLO (The Humans, Other Desert Cities, Wicked).
Strictly Limited Engagement • 15 Weeks Only
Broadway Previews Begin April 30 @ Booth Theatre, 222 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036
We do have a fondness for the original film (read our review here)...but, in all fairness, it is a difficult watch...high-octane, screaming queens galore!!!
With this much star power for the revival...Ryan Murphy (producer) can't look a gift-horse in the mouth. Of course, it will be filmed (for TV)...and, depending on the reviews - it could become a fully-fledged remake of the original film!