The all-star revival The Boys in the Band officially opened May 31 at the Booth Theatre, marking the Broadway premiere of Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking 1968 play. The production, directed by Joe Mantello, boasts a cast that includes Jim Parsons as Michael, Zachary Quinto as Harold, Andrew Rannells as Larry, and Matt Bomer as Donald. The cast also includes Tony nominee Robin De Jesús as Emory, Brian Hutchison as Alan, Michael Benjamin Washington as Bernard, Tuc Watkins as Hank, and Charlie Carver as Cowboy.
The Ryan Murphy and David Stone-produced staging is scheduled to run through August 12.
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The play follows a group of gay men who convene 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.
The production features sets and costumes by David Zinn, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, and sound design by Leon Rothenberg.