Playbill.com was invited onstage and backstage for an exclusive look at Transport Group's environmental Off-Broadway revival of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band.
Transport Group artistic director Jack Cummings III directs the site-specific revival that plays in a created 99-seat venue on the 12th floor of 37 West 26th Street. The cast features Jonathan Hammond, Christopher Innvar, Kevin Isola, Jon Levenson, Kevyn Morrow, Graham Rowat, Aaron Sharff, John Wellmann and Nick Westrate.
According to Transport Group, "The Boys in the Band represents a major milestone in American theatre as the first play to openly portray the pleasures, miseries and private lives of gay men. It's set during Harold's 32nd birthday party. The evening begins as a hilarious and spirited celebration among friends until unexpected guests and games reveal tensions that unravel these men's souls. The party moves to a heart-wrenching and climactic end."
Here are the stars and creators before a recent performance in the commercial loft, redone as a '60s bachelor apartment by set designer Sandra Goldmark:
A Private Look in the Penthouse of The Boys in the Band