Read Reviews for Broadway's The Boys in the Band, With Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, and Andrew Rannells | Playbill

The Verdict Read Reviews for Broadway's The Boys in the Band, With Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, and Andrew Rannells The new production opened May 31, directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello.
The_Boys_In_the_Band_Broaway_Production_Photo_2018_099 Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons in THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Photo by Joan Marcus, 2018_HR.jpg
Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons Joan Marcus

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.

Find out what critics thought of the new production below.

amNY (Matt Windman)

Broadway News (Charles Isherwood)

The Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Newsday (Barbara Schuler)

New York Magazine/Vulture (Sara Holdren)

New York Stage Review (Michael Sommers)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Theater News Online (David Cote)

Time Out NY (Adam Feldman)

Towleroad (Naveen Kumar)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Playbill will continue to update this list as more reviews come in.

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.

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