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Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and More Celebrate 50 Years of The Boys in the Band

Mart Crowley's play premiered April 14, 1968, at New York's Theatre Four.

The cast of Broadway's The Boys in the Band celebrates the 50th anniversary of Mart Crowley's play.
(© Tricia Baron)

Broadway's The Boys in the Band celebrated the 50th anniversary of Mart Crowley's play on Wednesday, May 31. Joe Mantello directs the production, running through August 11 at the Booth Theatre.

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Featured in the cast are Jim Parsons (Michael), Zachary Quinto (Harold), Matt Bomer (Donald), Andrew Rannells (Larry), Charlie Carver (Cowboy), Robin De Jesús (Emory), Brian Hutchison (Alan), Michael Benjamin Washington (Bernard), and Tuc Watkins (Hank).

Crowley's 1968 comic drama centers on a group of gay men who 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.

The Boys in the Band is produced on Broadway by Ryan Murphy and David Stone.

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