Broadway Revival Of 'The Boys In The Band' Has An Incredible Cast!

This is exciting news!

Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee) is co-producing a limited run of The Boys in the Band, starring out gay actors Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannels, and Jim Parsons!

In the play, the actors play pals who have gathered in a New York City apartment for a birthday party. Over the course of the evening, emotional wounds are uncovered, and friendships are tested.

According to ET, Murphy said of the play:

“The significance of The Boys In The Band cannot be underestimated.  In 1968, Mart Crowley made theatrical history by giving voice to gay men onstage, in this uncompromising, blisteringly honest, and wickedly funny play.

“The play was groundbreaking in its exploration of how gay men treated each other and how they were made to feel about themselves.  And while some attitudes have thankfully shifted, it’s important to be reminded of what we have overcome and how much further we still have to go.” 

Murphy will co-produce the play with David Stone, and two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello will direct the play's limited run at Broadway's Booth Theater from April 30 until August 6, 2018.

 

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Awesomeness 

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Four whiteguys in one apartment. What kinda queer-ass-white-privilege-bullsh!t is this.

Five White F***ots Fcukin Eachother Up The Ass.

#imdone

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the play ends on BOTH a sad AND a hopeful note - at least in the production I saw, the one with David Drake as Michael and James Lescene as Emory - two out actors

the original had a bi actor play a bi character - really

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i remember seeing this movie in the early 70s and amazed at the gay theme.  But the more i think about it, since it was a different time with a different attitude, it made all the characters immensely sad with their homosexuality.  It ends bitterly.  Without giving anything away, the "game" they play is both cruel and demeaning.

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Oh my God!  Will wonders never cease?  Gay characters actually portrayed by out gay actors.  Imagine that! 

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I was told long ago by Vito Russo (The Celluloid Closet) that the only straight actor in the film was Cliff Gorman who played Emory, the most effeminate character in the play. All the other actors were gay or bisexual

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At 66 I have heard that all along.

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