The boys (in the band) are back, baby!
More than fifty years after the success of Mart Crowley's play of the same name (and following the critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway adaptation), The Boys in the Band is coming to the small screen, specifically Netflix. And, as it turns out, producer Ryan Murphy has reunited the original cast of the Broadway version for the film adaptation. Oh, and we finally have a release date and a trailer.
Keep reading for everything we know about Netflix’s upcoming film, The Boys in the Band.
1. WHAT IS ‘The Boys in the band’ ABOUT?
Netflix’s official (and very detailed) synopsis reads: “In 1968 New York City—when being gay was still considered to be best kept behind closed doors—a group of friends gather for a raucous birthday party hosted by Michael, a screenwriter who spends and drinks too much, in honor of the sharp-dressed and sharp-tongued Harold. Other partygoers include Donald, Michael's former flame, now mired in self-analysis; Larry, a randy commercial artist living with Hank, a school teacher who has just left his wife; Bernard, a librarian tiptoeing around fraught codes of friendship alongside Emory, a decorator who never holds back; and a guileless hustler, hired to be Harold's gift for the night. What begins as an evening of drinks and laughs gets upended when Alan, Michael's straight-laced college roommate, shows up unexpectedly and each man is challenged to confront long-buried truths that threaten the foundation of the group's tight bond.”
2. WHEN DOES IT PREMIERE?
We only have less than a month to wait. The Boys in the Band will be available to stream on Netflix starting September 30, 2020.
3. WHO’S IN IT?
Directed by Joe Mantello, the film brings back the all-star cast of the Tony-winning, 2018 Broadway production.
That’s right—Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Tuc Watkins (The Mummy), Andrew Rannells (Girls), Matt Bomer (AHS), Michael Benjamin Washington (100 Questions) and Robin de Jesús (Camp) are all returning.
4. IS THERE A TRAILER?
There sure is. Watch the full trailer above and mark your calendars.