Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannels & Matt Bomer!
A new revival of the 1968 drama, The Boys in the Band, is coming to Broadway! The landmark production will be directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello, with Matt Bomer making his Broadway debut in a limited engagement. The cast will also include Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons, American Horror Story's Zachary Quinto, and The Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells.
Not only will this production of Boys in the Band be the second landmark gay drama to hit Broadway in 2018, but it will also be the play's 50th anniversary! It's been lined up for a limited 15-week run at the Booth Theater, with previews slated for April 30 and runs through August 12.
What is The Boys In The Band About?
A group of gay men all gather in a New York City apartment in celebration of a friend's birthday party. However, over the course of the evening, cracks in their friendships begin to surface and expose heartache that threatens their unity. All fuelled by alcohol, this birthday party soon turns sour and words are said that won't soon be forgotten.
Did you know?
In 1968, Mart Crowley made history by giving gay men a voice onstage. The play projected how homosexual men treated one another, and how they were made to feel about themselves. Since the 1968 production, the community have come a long way, but there is still much further to go.