Your Fave Gay Heartthrobs Are Starring in The Boys in the Band on Broadway
Your Fave Gay Heartthrobs Are Starring in 'The Boys in the Band' on Broadway
Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Zachary Quinto, and Jim Parsons are all set to star!
When The Boys In The Band premiered off-broadway in 1968, the world was shocked. The play was groundbreaking for the way it depicted how gay men treated each other as well as thought about themselves. However, not everyone was pleased with the depiction. Critics who didn’t like the play thought it painted a stereotypical picture of urban gay men as narcissistic, bitter, and shallow.
The play is set in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Six friends are all getting together to celebrate their friend Harold’s birthday party. In classic gay fashion, Harold is lamenting aging and becoming increasingly depressed about losing his youthful looks and his inability to attract cute men. As the men at the party grow drunker, they decide to play a stupid game where each man must call someone and tell him he loves him. Needless to say, that’s when trouble arises.
The show is now returning for a 50th-anniversary revival and will be directed by Joe Mantello and produced by Ryan Murphy and David Stone (who produced Wicked ).
The cast is all any gay man could ask for. The Hollywood Reporter just reported that Murphy assembled the most prominent out and proud gay actors in all of Hollywood, including Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Zachary Quinto, and Jim Parsons.
The new Broadway production will begin a limited 15-week engagement on April 30 running through August 12, with an official opening date to be announced soon!