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Meet the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND- Now in Previews!

Directed by Joe Mantello and produced by Ryan Murphy and David Stone, The Boys in the Band will play a strictly limited 15-week Broadway engagement at the Booth Theatre, beginning previews today, April 30, 2018 and officially opening on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

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.

Tickets, priced $57.00 - $167.00, are available at www.BoysInTheBand.com or www.Telecharge.com.

Mart Crowley's fiercely funny and 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 55th Street, 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.

Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!


Meet the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND- Now in Previews!Jim Parsons' (Michael) theater credits include An Act of God (Broadway, Studio 54), Harvey (Broadway, Roundabout at Studio 54), The Normal Heart (Broadway, Golden Theatre; Theatre World Award nominee), Merton of the Movies (Broadway, Roundabout at Studio 54), The Castle (Manhattan Ensemble Theater), The Countess (San Diego, Globe Theater), The Tempest and As You Like It (Houston Shakespeare Festival). Television credits include "The Big Bang Theory" (four-time Emmy winner, Golden Globe Award winner, Critics' Choice winner and SAG nominee), "The Normal Heart" (Emmy nominee), and "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas." He is an Executive Producer of "Young Sheldon," a prequel to "The Big Bang Theory," where he also does the voiceover as adult Sheldon. Film credits include the Oscar nominated film Hidden Figures, Home (Dreamworks Animation, 2015), Visions, Wish I Was Here, Garden State and School for Scoundrels. He recently produced and narrated the 3-part docu-series, "First in Human," which aired on the Discovery Channel. He can also be heard on his Sirius XM Radio talk show, "Jim Parsons Is Too Stupid for Politics." Parsons will next appear in the film, A Kid Like Jake, alongside Claire Danes and Octavia Spencer. Parsons also serves as a producer for the film with Todd Spiewak, through their shingle, That's Wonderful Productions, along with Eric Norsoph.

Meet the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND- Now in Previews!Zachary Quinto (Harold) made his Broadway debut in 2013 in the Tony Award-winning production of The Glass Menagerie, following his performance as Louis Ironson in the 2010 revival of Angels in America(Theater World Award, Drama Desk nomination). Quinto was most recently seen on stage in Noah Haidle's Smokefall (MCC). In 2007 he debuted as the psychopathic super-power serial killer Sylar on NBC's "Heroes" and as Spock in the JJ Abrams reboot of Star Trek. He reprised the role of Spock in both sequels, Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond. He played Chad Warwick on the first season of American Horror Story, and he played Dr. Oliver Thredson on "American Horror Story: Asylum," for which he received a Critics' Choice Award and an Emmy nomination. In 2008, he began The Production Company, Before the Door Pictures, and produced and starred in Margin Call. He has gone on to produce several films including All Is Lost, Banshee Chapter, Breakup at a Wedding, A Most Violent Year, and Aardvark, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. He recently starred in Who We Are Now, I Am Michael, and Oliver Stone's Snowden as journalist Glenn Greenwald. He can be seen in Drew Pearce's upcoming Hotel Artemis.

Meet the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND- Now in Previews!Matt Bomer (Donald). Theater credits include Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens, Villa America(Williamstown Theater Festival), and both the Broadway and Los Angeles readings of Dustin Lance Black's play 8. His television credits include "Traveler," "Tru Calling," "Chuck," "White Collar," "Glee," "The New Normal," "American Horror Story: Hotel," and "The Last Tycoon." In 2014, he won a Golden Globe Award and a Critics' Choice Award, as well as an Emmy Award nomination, for his performance in the HBO screen adaptation of "The Normal Heart." His film credits include Flight Plan, In Time, Space Station 76, Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL, The Nice Guys, The Magnificent Seven, and Walking Out. Matt will make his directorial debut next year with an episode of "American Crime Story: Versace."

Meet the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND- Now in Previews!Andrew Rannells' (Larry) Broadway credits include Falsettos (Tony nomination), Hamilton, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Book of Mormon(Tony nomination, Grammy Award), Jersey Boys, Hairspray. Film credits include A Simple Favor(upcoming), Why Him?, The Intern, Bachelorette. TV credits include "The Romanoffs" (Amazon, upcoming), "Ball Street" (Showtime, upcoming), "Big Mouth" (Netflix), "Will & Grace" (NBC), "Girls" (HBO), "The Knick" (Cinemax), and "The New Normal" (NBC).

Meet the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND- Now in Previews!Charlie Carver (Cowboy) made his acting debut opposite his twin brother, Max, on the hit ABC television series, "Desperate Housewives." Charlie has gone on to appear in several films and television series, including HBO's "The Leftovers," MTV's "Teen Wolf," ABC's "When We Rise," and I Am Michael. A passionate activist and writer, Carver was born in San Francisco, graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy, and attended the University of Southern California.

Meet the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND- Now in Previews!ROBIN de JESÚS (Emory) has appeared on Broadway in In the Heights (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), La Cage aux Folles (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Rent, and Wicked. Select Off-Broadway and regional credits include Domesticated(Lincoln Center); In The Heights; Patti Issues; Cabaret; Aladdin; Two Gentlemen of Verona; Grease; and Homos, Or Everyone in America. Select film credits include Camp, HairBrained, Gun Hill Road, Elliot Loves, 11:55 Holyoke, and Fat Girls. Robin's TV appearances include "Law & Order SVU," "How to Make It in America" and his cabaret credits include Crush to Crushed and The Struggle is Real (54 Below).

Meet the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND- Now in Previews!Brian Hutchison (Alan) has appeared on Broadway in Man and Boy (with Frank Langella), Looped (opposite Valerie Harper), Exit the King (with Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon), Proof, and The Invention of Love. Off-Broadway credits include the world premiere of How to Transcend a Happy Marriage at Lincoln Center, Smokefall (with Zachary Quinto), Pocatello, Regrets, Spirit Control, From Up Here, and Go Back to Where You Are. Brian's film and television credits include Show Me a Hero, Killing Kennedy, Vino Veritas, Winter's Tale, Love and Other Drugs, Do No Harm, "Person of Interest" (recurring as FBI agent Moss), "Jessica Jones," "Elementary," "Vinyl," "The Good Wife," "Law & Order: SVU," and "Criminal Intent."

Meet the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND- Now in Previews!Michael Benjamin Washington's (Bernard) credits include: Mamma Mia! (original Broadway company); the 2005 revival of La Cage Aux Folles; and Saturday Night (Second Stage). La Jolla Playhouse credits include The Wiz, Memphis, Letters to Obama, and Blueprints to Freedom (which he also wrote). TV credits include "30 Rock," "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "Glee," "Law & Order," "The Jury," and "Hope and Faith," among others. Mr. Washington's political drama, Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, was developed at the McCarter Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse. The play also enjoyed sold out co-productions at La Jolla and Kansas City Repertory Theatre in 2015, earning him Outstanding New American Play Award by the Edgerton Foundation, the San Diego Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play. Film credits include Love and Other Drugs.

Meet the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND- Now in Previews!Tuc Watkins (Hank). Tuc's stage credits include the title role in White's Lies off-Broadway opposite Betty Buckley, Fortune's Fools directed by John Rando, Jack Heifner's Boys' Play, and Kansas City Rep's production of Constellations, directed by Eric Rosen. Television series regular credits include the ABC series "Desperate Housewives," Showtime's "Beggars and Choosers," and ABC's "One Life to Live;" recurring roles include "Major Crimes," "Awkward," "Parks and Recreation," "Sisters," "C16: FBI;" guest star appearances on "Ballers," "Castle," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Maron," "Bob's Burgers," and the Disney TV movie, The Miracle in Lane Two, among others. Film credits include The Mummy with Brendan Fraser, Robert DeNiro's The Good Shepherd with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie, and Retake.

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