Samuel French Will Publish Limited Edition of Boys in the Band Script

Book News   Samuel French Will Publish Limited Edition of Boys in the Band Script
 
An updated, one-act version of the groundbreaking play is making its Broadway debut starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, and Andrew Rannells.
The_Boys_In_the_Band_Broaway_Production_Photo_2018_161 Robin De Jesús, Michael Benjamin Washington, Andrew Rannells and Jim Parsons in THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Photo by Joan Marcus, 2018_HR.jpg
Robin De Jesús, Michael Benjamin Washington, Andrew Rannells, and Jim Parsons Joan Marcus

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.

Boys in the Band Cover

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.

This new edition contains both the original two-act script and the newly revised one-act Broadway version, as well as an introduction by Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner.

“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.

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