The Boys in the Band, Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking 1968 play, on Broadway for the first time, began previews at the Booth Theatre this week. Tony winner Joe Mantello directs a cast that includes Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, and Matt Bomer. The limited engagement, produced by Ryan Murphy and David Stone, will open May 31 and is scheduled to run through August 12.
Parsons (The Normal Heart), Quinto (American Horror Story), Rannells (The New Normal), and Bomer (The Normal Heart, AHS) take on the roles of Michael, Harold, Larry, and Donald, respectively. Each of the four is an alum of Murphy’s TV ventures. 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.