Film & TV NewsThe Boys in the Band Netflix Adaptation, With Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer, More, Sets September ReleaseThe full cast of the 2018 Tony-winning revival returns for the Joe Mantello-directed movie.
August 21, 2020
The boys are back—again. Two years after conquering Broadway in a Tony-winning revival, The Boys in the Band is heading to Netflix this fall. As previously announced, Joe Mantello once again directs the cast after helming the Main Stem production, including Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, and Matt Bomer.
The Ryan Murphy-produced film will drop on the streaming service September 30.
In addition to Parsons as Michael, Quinto as Harold, Rannells as Larry, and Bomer as Donald, the ensemble includes Tony nominee Robin De Jesús as Emory, Brian Hutchison as Alan, Michael Benjamin Washington as Bernard, Tuc Watkins as Hank, and Charlie Carver as Cowboy.
The movie is based on the play by the late Mart Crowley, which follows a group of gay men who convene in a New York City apartment for a friend’s birthday party. As the evening continues, the cracks beneath their friendships begin to show, bringing to light self-inflicted heartache and identity crises.
The play, considered a seminal piece of queer storytelling in the 20th century, was first seen Off-Broadway in 1968. The Broadway production opened in May 2018 at the Booth Theatre, where it ran through August 11.