Photo Flash: Robert Wagner & Jill St. John Visit TG's THE BOYS IN THE BAND

Actors Robert Wagner and Jill St. John were in attendance at a recent performance of Transport Group's THE BOYS IN THE BAND. The production is currently running through March 28 at 37 West 26th Street, Penthouse (b/w Sixth Ave. & Broadway).

Following rave reviews and sell-out houses, Transport Group (TG), the winner of a special 2007 Drama Desk Award and a 2007 Obie Award, has announced that its production of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band, directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III, will extend for two weeks through Sunday, March 28. The Boys in the Band plays in a site-specific production at 37 West 26 Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, Penthouse.

One of the first frank treatments of gay life depicted in mainstream theatre, The Boys in the Band is a portrait of a birthday party turned vicious. The play, which deftly mixes sharp humor with emotional revelation, opened at off-Broadway's Theatre Four in April 1968 (after having been produced by the Playwrights Unit at the Vandam Theatre earlier that year) and played 1,000 performances, a remarkable number for any play and certainly for one with controversial subject matter for its time. William Friedkin directed the play's film adaptation, which was released in 1970, and which featured the entire original off-Broadway cast. The play, which has served as inspiration for a host of gay playwrights, received an off-Broadway revival in 1996. The Transport Group production marks the play's first major New York revival since then. The cast includes Jonathan Hammond (Ragtime) as Michael; Christopher Innvar (110 in the Shade, Floyd Collins) as Larry; Kevin Isola (Brooklyn Boy) as Alan; Jon Levenson (Irish Rep's The Hairy Ape) as Harold; Kevyn Morrow (Olivier nomination for Ragtime, First Wives Club) as Bernard; Graham Rowat (Lovemusik, Guys and Dolls) as Hank; Aaron Sharff as Cowboy; John Wellmann (TG's cul-de-sac) as Emory; and Nick Westrate (A Moon for the Misbegotten) as Donald.

The Boys in the Band plays Wednesday through Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 4pm and 8pm; and Sunday at 5pm through March 28 at 37 West 26 Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, Penthouse. Tickets, which are $38 - $45, are available at www.transportgroup.org or by phoning TheaterMania at 866-811-4111 or 212-352-3101. Online box office is available 24 hours; theatre box office opens one hour before curtain time. For more information about Transport Group and The Boys in the Band, visit www.transportgroup.org.

Photo Credit: Adam Nemser / PhotoLink

Photo Flash: Robert Wagner & Jill St. John Visit TG's THE BOYS IN THE BAND

Photo Flash: Robert Wagner & Jill St. John Visit TG's THE BOYS IN THE BAND
Jack Cummings III, Mart Crowley, Jill St. John, Robert Wagner and Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND

Photo Flash: Robert Wagner & Jill St. John Visit TG's THE BOYS IN THE BAND
Jill St. John and Robert Wagner

Photo Flash: Robert Wagner & Jill St. John Visit TG's THE BOYS IN THE BAND
Jack Cummings III, Mart Crowley, Jill St. John and Robert Wagner

Photo Flash: Robert Wagner & Jill St. John Visit TG's THE BOYS IN THE BAND
Jack Cummings III, Mart Crowley, Jill St. John and Robert Wagner

Photo Flash: Robert Wagner & Jill St. John Visit TG's THE BOYS IN THE BAND
Jill St. John and Robert Wagner

Photo Flash: Robert Wagner & Jill St. John Visit TG's THE BOYS IN THE BAND
Jill St. John and Robert Wagner

Photo Flash: Robert Wagner & Jill St. John Visit TG's THE BOYS IN THE BAND
Robert Wagner

Photo Flash: Robert Wagner & Jill St. John Visit TG's THE BOYS IN THE BAND
Jill St. John

Photo Flash: Robert Wagner & Jill St. John Visit TG's THE BOYS IN THE BAND




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