Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking 1968 play will come to Broadway in 2018.
Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking 1968 play, The Boys in the Band, will come to Broadway for a limited engagement in 2018.Originally scheduled to run for five performances at a small Off-Broadway venue, the play became an overnight sensation, and—after transferring to a bigger theatre—ran for over 1,000 performances. The show went on to have an acclaimed run in London and was adapted into a film by William Friedkin in 1970.
Flip through photos of the original and 1996 revival below:
Look Back at Past Productions of The Boys in the Band
In The Boys in the Band, a group of gay men gather in a New York City apartment for a friend’s birthday party. As the evening continues, the cracks beneath their friendships begin to show, exposing the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity.