THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GROUNDBREAKING PLAY
“A TURNING POINT IN THE AMERICAN THEATER.”THE WASHINGTON POST
“ITS REAPPEARANCE NOW IS A TRIUMPH OF LIBERATION.”THE NEW YORK TIMES
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the fiercely funny and groundbreaking play THE BOYS IN THE BAND was presented on Broadway for the first time ever in a strictly limited engagement from April 30th to August 11th, 2018.
The cast included JIM PARSONS (“The Big Bang Theory,” An Act of God), ZACHARY QUINTO (Star Trek, “American Horror Story”), MATT BOMER (The Normal Heart, “White Collar,” Magic Mike) and ANDREW RANNELLS (The Book of Mormon, “Girls”). The production also included CHARLIE CARVER, ROBIN de JESÚS, BRIAN HUTCHISON, MICHAEL BENJAMIN WASHINGTON and TUC WATKINS, and was directed by Tony Award® winner JOE MANTELLO (The Humans, Other Desert Cities, Wicked).
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.