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A group of gay men gather in a NYC apartment for a friend's birthday party. After the drinks are poured and the music turned up, the evening slowly exposes the fault lines beneath their friendships and the self—inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity. A true theatrical game—changer, Mart Crowley's landmark 1968 play helped spark a revolution by putting gay men's lives onstage—unapologetically and without judgment—in a world that was not yet willing to fully accept them. The cast included Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, and Andrew Rannells.


Booth Theatre


May 31, 2018


Aug. 11, 2018


Mart Crowley


David Stone, Scott Rudin, Patrick Catullo, Aaron Glick, Ryan Murphy


The Boys in the Band is generally considered the first commercially successful play in history to depict gay men’s lives onstage—unapologetically and without judgment. The entire cast of this revival was openly gay.

Playwright Mart Crowley penned a 2002 sequel called Men from the Boys.


Mart Crowley’s play originally opened Off Broadway in 1968 and ran for more than 1,000 performances. A feature film followed in 1970. This 50th-anniversary revival is the play’s first Broadway staging.