Matt Bomer will make his Broadway debut (following his one-night-only appearance in “8“) in “The Boys in the Band,” a new revival of the landmark 1968 drama to be directed by Joe Mantello with a cast that includes Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Andrew Rannells.
Ryan Murphy, the TV megaproducer (“Glee,” “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson”) who first got into the Broadway game with “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” starring Jessica Lange, will co-produce with David Stone, the Broadway regular behind “Wicked” and, most recently, “War Paint,” the musical starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole that closes this week.
Robin de Jesus (“In the Heights”), Brian Hutchison (“Man and Boy”), Michael Benjamin Washington (“Mamma Mia!”) and Tuc Watkins (“Desperate Housewives”) round out the cast of Mart Crowley’s play, which is considered a theatrical turning point for its unflinching depiction of gay men in pre-Stonewall New York. The title’s 1968 Off Broadway premiere was a sensation, running for more than 1,000 performances.
The photo I used above is from the 1970 movie.