The Boys in the Band

Netflix to launch ‘The Boys in the Band’ film this September

A new film adaptation of The Boys in the Band starring Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, American Horror Story, Heroes) and Jim Parson (Big Bang Theory, Hollywood) is set to launch globally on Netflix on 30 September 2020.

Joe Mantello’s (Wicked, The Normal Heart, Hollywood) film adaptation of his 2018 Tony Award winning Broadway production reunites the ensemble cast which also features Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart, The Nice Guys, The Sinner) and Andrew Rannell’s (The Book of Mormon, Black Monday, Girls).

Completing the cast are Charlie Carver, Robin de Jesús, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington, Tuc Watkins.

Matt Crowley’s 1968 play about gay friendships and chosen family was ground-breaking for the time when being gay was best kept behind closed doors. Set in New York City, what begins as an evening of drinks and laughter descends into a night of confrontation, where the the very foundation of their friendship is put into question.

The play was last revived in London’s West End in a 2017 production at the Vaudeville Theatre with Mark Gattiss and Daniel Boys among the cast.

The film is produced by screenwriter/director Ryan Murphy whose hits include Hollywood, American Horror Story, Pose, The Politician and Nip/Tuck.

👤 📅25 August 2020

📷 Main photo: The Boys in the Band

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