Samuel French will publish a limited edition of The Boys in the Band, Mart Crowley’s seminal play about the gay experience in New York City that premiered Off-Broadway in 1968 and makes its Broadway debut this season in a streamlined new production with a host of Broadway and film stars.
Produced by Ryan Murphy and David Stone and directed by Joe Mantello, The Boys in the Band stars Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Robin de Jesús, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington, and Tuc Watkins.
“Most plays don’t last a minute,” Kushner said in a statement. “Will this one last always? Who knows? Who knows how long always will be? Mart Crowley’s play courageously answered the call of a historical moment, and drew into itself not only the truths specific to that single fleeting moment, but the ferocious, off-kilter, half-awake half-dreaming, scary and hopeful truths of all such moments of Pre-Dawn Possibility. So here we are, decades later, still scrutinizing, still thinking about it.”
The limited edition is available for purchase at samfren.ch/boysintheband or in the Booth Theatre lobby, The Drama Book Shop, and the Strand Bookstore.