Box Office Opens Monday for THE BOYS IN THE BAND
The box office for the 50th Anniversary production of Mart Crowley's groundbreaking play, The Boys in the Band,directed by two-time Tony Award Winner Joe Mantello, will open on Monday, March 26 at 10am at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street).
Produced by Ryan Murphy and David Stone, The Boys in the Band will play a strictly limited 15-week Broadway engagement beginning previews Monday, April 30, 2018 and officially opening on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Tickets are currently available for purchase on www.BoysInTheBand.com orwww.Telecharge.com. Beginning Monday, the Booth Theatre box office will be open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8:30pm.
THE BOYS IN THE BAND will star Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells, along with Charlie Carver, ROBIN de JESÚS, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington and Tuc Watkins. The company will also include understudies Matt McGrath, Curt Bouril, Sekou Laidlow, and Kyle Dean Massey.
Mart Crowley's groundbreaking 1968 play, The Boys in the Band, 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. A true theatrical game-changer, The Boys in the Band helped spark a revolution by putting gay men's lives onstage -- unapologetically and without judgement - in a world that was not yet willing to fully accept them.
A sensation when it premiered in April 1968, The Boys in the Band was originally scheduled to run for five performances at the Playwrights' Unit, a small off-Broadway venue. Overnight, the show became the talk of the town for its unflinchingly honest depiction of gay life, and transferred to Theater Four on West 55thStreet, drawing the likes of Jackie Kennedy, Marlene Dietrich, Groucho Marx, and Rudolf Nureyev, among many others. The play went on to run for over 1,000 performances. The entire original company performed the show to great acclaim in London and also appeared in William Friedkin's landmark 1970 film version.
TICKET AND SCEHDULE INFORMATION
Tickets, priced $57.00 - $167.00, are available at www.BoysInTheBand.com or www.Telecharge.com (212.239.6200).
THE BOYS IN THE BAND will play on the following schedule: Mondays at 8pm, Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 2pm and 7pm, Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, and Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm.
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