In a star-studded new trailer for The Boys in the Band’s Broadway revival, stars Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons and Charlie Carver join director Ryan Murphy and playwright Mart Crowley for a discussion about classic gay drama and its legacy 50 years on.
“We’ve come so far in the last five years,” says Quinto, “and yet there’s been this explosion of backward and harmful thinking and political ideology that’s swept our country. We’re responsible for standing up, being acknowledged and celebrating ourselves and our community.”
“We have to be reminded of how our freedom didn’t [always] exist,” adds Crowley. “We can’t lose it.”
Set in the late ’60s, Boys recounts one night in the lives of a group of gay men gathering at a Manhattan apartment. The play premiered off-Broadway in April 1968 and was adapted into a film two years later. Over the years, its been criticized, praised, reexamined and deconstructed. Crowley even penned a sequel, The Men from the Boys, which takes place more than 30 years after the original.
The new Broadway revival will run April 30 to August 12 at the Booth Theater.