Charlie Carver, known for playing Scott Frost in the Emmy-nominated drama series The Leftovers, will play the role of Cowboy in the upcoming revival of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band. Casting is now complete for the production, which will mark the first time the groundbreaking 1968 play has been seen on Broadway.
The cast will also include Tony nominee Robin De Jesús as Emory, Brian Hutchison as Alan, Michael Benjamin Washington as Bernard, and Tuc Watkins as Hank.
Directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello, The Boys in the Band is scheduled to play the Booth Theatre April 30–August 12, 2018. The show will officially open May 31.
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.
Carver made his acting debut in 2008 opposite his twin brother, Max, on the hit ABC series Desperate Housewives. His screen credits also include MTV's Teen Wolf, ABC’s When We Rise, and I Am Michael. The Boys in the Band will mark his Broadway debut.
Originally scheduled to run for five performances at a small Off-Broadway venue, The Boys in the Band 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.
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