Leonard Foglia (Master Class) will direct a reading of The Men from the Boys, Mart Crowley's sequel to his landmark play, The Boys in the Band, at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, Long Island, on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 7 PM.
Crowley's The Boys in the Band was one of the first plays to openly address modern gay culture. It debuted Off-Broadway in 1968 and went on to run 1,000 performances. A subsequent film, directed by William Friedkin, appeared in 1970. A major Off-Broadway revival of the play was staged a few seasons back.
The Men from the Boys takes place 30 years after the earlier play and features some of the same characters. Appearing in the reading are Edward Hibbert (as Michael), Jonathan Freeman (as Harold), Robert LuPone (as Donald) and Peter Bartlett (as Emory).
The reading will be part of Bay Street's "Fall Festival of Play Readings." The line-up also includes Married Moments by B.H. Friedman, directed by Alan Wynroth, starring Fran Brill and Tony Carlin, Oct. 23 at 3 PM; and a new Joe Pintauro play, Karma Boomerang , directed by Chris Smith and starring Roy Scheider ("All That Jazz") and Michael Nouri (Victor/Victoria) on Oct. 24 at 11:00 AM.
For information, call (516) 725-9500. -- By Robert Simonson