The Boys in the Band on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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The Boys in the Band Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Play - Revival
  • The Boys in the Band is 1.5 Hours long, including an intermission of None
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: April 30, 2018
  • Show Opened : May 31, 2018
  • Show Closed: August 12, 2018

The Boys in the Band is a 1968 play by Mart Crowley, which finally arrived following a wait of over 50 years after its Off-Broadway premiere. This groundbreaking play is about the experience of gay men in the late 1960s illuminating how, since that time, how many things have changed, but some things have remained the same.

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The play is elevated by an all-star cast who come together to make up a powerhouse ensemble of principally gay actors. With such a talented creative team, this all-star cast is destined to bring the audience to both laughter and tears.

The show stars Jim Parsons (An Act of God, Harvey, The Normal Heart, “The Big Bang Theory”), Zachary Quinto (The Glass Menagerie, Off-Broadway’s Angels in America, “American Horror Story”), Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, Falsettos, “Girls,” “The New Normal”), and Matt Bomer (“The Normal Heart,” “AHS”), Robin De Jesús (Rent, Wicked, La Cage aux Folles), Brian Hutchison (Man and Boy, Looped, Exit the King), Michael Benjamin Washington (La Cage aux Folles, Mamma Mia!), and Tuc Watkins (Broadway debut).

The present revival is both shocking in terms of how much it still feels relevant, as well as refreshing in terms of how far we have come as a society.

What's The Boys in the Band Like?

When The Boys in the Band began its original production in 1968, it intended to play just five performances at a tiny theatre, its enormously positive reception allowed it to transfer to a larger Off-Broadway theatre, where it played for over 1,000 performances. The show’s success also led to a film adaptation in 1970 directed by William Friedkin (The Exorcist). This production is produced by David Stone (Wicked) along with veteran film and television producer Ryan Murphy, whose many credits include creating “Glee” and “Feud,” and directing HBO’s “The Normal Heart,” which starred Jim Parsons. When the play was first written, it was revelatory in its depiction of the ways in which gay men treat each other and are made to feel about themselves. The present revival is still as relevant as ever.

Is The Boys in the Band Good for Kids?

The show is most appropriate for those over the age of 12. Children under the age of 4 will not be permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Booth Theatre

222 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 783
Entrance: 45th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
Theatre Information

Booth Theatre Seating Chart

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Cast Members

Zachary Quinto
Jim Parsons
Matt Bomer
Andrew Rannells
Brian Hutchison
Tuc Watkins
Michael Benjamin Washington
Robin de Jesus
Charlie Carver


David Stone

Ryan Murphy

Production Credits

Joe Mantello
Mart Crowley

Creative Team

General Manager
Bespoke Theatricals LLC
Casting Director
Caparelliotis Casting
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Serino Coyne
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