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Mart Crowley

 
Bio:
Mart Crowley was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and educated at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. After graduation from the drama department he went to New York to pursue a career in the theatre and landed jobs as production assistant to the directors Sidney Lumet and Elia Kazan. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Mart Crowley was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and educated at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. After graduation from the drama department he went to New York to pursue a career in the theatre and landed jobs as production assistant to the directors Sidney Lumet and Elia Kazan. ... (read complete bio)
 

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THE BOYS IN THE BAND (2020)
Robin De Jesus, Michael Benjamin Washington, Matt Bomer,  Photo

THE BOYS IN THE BAND (2020) Robin De Jesus, Michael Benjamin Washington, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Carver, Tuc Watkins, Andrew Rannells, Brian Hutchison Front: Joe Mantello, Mart Crowley Cr. Brian Bowen Smith/NETFLIX

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08/21/2020
Larry Kramer, Matt Bomer and Mart Crowley attends the 'The Boys In The Band' 50th Ann Photo

Larry Kramer, Matt Bomer and Mart Crowley attends the 'The Boys In The Band' 50th Anniversary Celebration at The Second Floor NYC on May 30, 2018 in New York City.

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03/12/2020
Laurence Luckinbill and Mart Crowley attends the 'The Boys In The Band' 50th Annivers Photo

Laurence Luckinbill and Mart Crowley attends the 'The Boys In The Band' 50th Anniversary Celebration at The Second Floor NYC on May 30, 2018 in New York City.

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03/12/2020
Larry Kramer, Matt Bomer and Mart Crowley attends the 'The Boys In The Band' 50th Ann Photo

Larry Kramer, Matt Bomer and Mart Crowley attends the 'The Boys In The Band' 50th Anniversary Celebration at The Second Floor NYC on May 30, 2018 in New York City.

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03/12/2020
Laurence Luckinbill, Mart Crowley and Peter White attends the 'The Boys In The Band'  Photo

Laurence Luckinbill, Mart Crowley and Peter White attends the 'The Boys In The Band' 50th Anniversary Celebration at The Second Floor NYC on May 30, 2018 in New York City.

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03/12/2020
 
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Mart Crowley Biography

Mart Crowley was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and educated at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. After graduation from the drama department he went to New York to pursue a career in the theatre and landed jobs as production assistant to the directors Sidney Lumet and Elia Kazan. His first play, the groundbreaking The Boys in the Band, opened Off-Broadway on April 14, 1968 to rave reviews. He wrote the screenplay and produced the film version, directed by Academy Award winner William Friedkin. The 2011 documentary, Making the Boys, explores the genesis of the play and film. Crowley's other produced plays are Remote Asylum (1970); A Breeze from the Gulf (1973), which earned a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle nomination for Best Play; Avec Schmaltz (1984), written for the Williamstown Theatre Festival; For Reasons That Remain Unclear (1993), a pre-scandal effort to investigate sexual abuse in the Catholic Church; and The Men from the Boys (2002), a sequel to The Boys in the Band. From 1979 through 1984 Crowley was the producer/co-writer of the ABC TV series "Hart to Hart." He also wrote several television movies and mini-series. In addition, he is the co-author of the children's book, Kay Thompson's Eloise Takes a Bawth, published by Simon & Schuster (2002). He is the winner of the 2009 Lambda Literary Award for The Collected Plays of Mart Crowley. He lives in Manhattan.

Mart Crowley Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Revival of a Play Gold Star
Mart Crowley, The Boys in the Band

Mart Crowley News

Full Cast Announced for PICT's THE BOYS IN THE BAND Photo Full Cast Announced for PICT's THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

‚ÄúThe Most Anticipated Production of 2022‚ÄĚ (BroadwayWorld Readers‚Äô Poll, 2021) just announced their cast. The Boys in the Band, Mart Crowley‚Äôs American classic, will begin previews June 16 at the historic Fred Rogers Studio at WQED in an exciting new production by PICT Classic Theatre.

Transport Group's THE PATSY Will Open in March Photo Transport Group's THE PATSY Will Open in March
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022

Transport Group has announced that the revival of its acclaimed 2011 production of The Patsy, written by Barry Conners, performed by David Greenspan, and directed by Jack Cummings III, will begin performances Wednesday, March 30 at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. 

PRESENTAZIONE DELLA NUOVA STAGIONE del teatro Sala Umberto Photo PRESENTAZIONE DELLA NUOVA STAGIONE del teatro Sala Umberto
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Sep 16, 2021

PRESENTAZIONE DELLA NUOVA STAGIONE del teatro Sala Umberto - Alessandro Longobardi presenta una stagione piena di novità e di grandi ritorni

Madison Lyric Stage Raises $1,622 For The New Haven Pride Center Photo Madison Lyric Stage Raises $1,622 For The New Haven Pride Center
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2021

The money will be earmarked for the Center's youth programming and was raised from a portion of ticket sales for The Boys in the Band, along with a nightly request for audience donations during the run of the show.

Photos: THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens at Madison Lyric Stage Photo Photos: THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens at Madison Lyric Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2021

Madison Lyric Stage, a professional theater company serving the Connecticut shoreline and the Connecticut River valley, will present Mart Crowley‚Äôs landmark play The Boys in the Band for eight performances July 22 ‚Äď August 1.¬† Both hilarious and poignant, the dark comedy will be presented outdoors under a large tent on the grounds of Madison‚Äôs Deacon John Grave House.

BroadwayWorld Celebrates Pride: Top 10 LGBTQ+ Plays! Photo BroadwayWorld Celebrates Pride: Top 10 LGBTQ+ Plays!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 26, 2021

June marks the official start of Pride Month! This year, BroadwayWorld is celebrating pride with a series focused on some of our favorite LGBTQ-themed musicals, plays, characters, and songs! This week, check out our top 10 favorite plays featuring LGBTQ+ characters or themes!

THE BOYS IN THE BAND Will Be Performed at Madison Lyric Stage This Summer Photo THE BOYS IN THE BAND Will Be Performed at Madison Lyric Stage This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2021

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online, or by calling 203-215-6329. 

VIDEO: On This Day, May 31- THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens On Broadway Starring Jim Parso Photo VIDEO: On This Day, May 31- THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens On Broadway Starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells and More!
by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2021

On this day in 2018, Matt Crowley's seminal play, The Boys in the Band, opened at Broadway's Booth Theatre.

Madison Lyric Stage Will Perform an In-Person Evening of Stephen Sondheim in June Photo Madison Lyric Stage Will Perform an In-Person Evening of Stephen Sondheim in June
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021

Madison Lyric Stage, a professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, will present The Sun Sits Low: An Evening of Stephen Sondheim in concert on Friday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 13 at 5:00 p.m. 

Madison Lyric Stage Returns With All-Outdoor 2021 Season Photo Madison Lyric Stage Returns With All-Outdoor 2021 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2021

Madison Lyric Stage, a professional theater company serving the Connecticut shoreline, announced that its 2021 mainstage season will be presented entirely outdoors.

Mart Crowley Videos

VIDEO: Jim Parsons Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE VideoVIDEO: Jim Parsons Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2021

Jim talks about quarantine dragging on, playing Scrabble on New Year’s Eve, giving up on his pandemic painting hobby, acting in the film adaptation of The Boys in the Band for Netflix, and how many times he expects his husband Todd to come see the plays he is in.

VIDEO: Watch a BOYS IN THE BAND Conversation With Charlie Carver & Playwright Mart Cr VideoVIDEO: Watch a BOYS IN THE BAND Conversation With Charlie Carver & Playwright Mart Crowley
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2020

Charlie Carver and the late playwright, Mart Crowley, discuss the history of gay Hollywood, the significance of The Boys in the Band, how far we've come as a community, and how far we still have to go.

VIDEO: See The Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND in a Featurette About Playwright Matt Cro VideoVIDEO: See The Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND in a Featurette About Playwright Matt Crowley
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2020

The recent Broadway and Netflix cast of 'The Boys in the Band' comes together to discuss the legacy of the play, and the legacy of playwright Matt Crowley.

VIDEO: Matt Bomer Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN VideoVIDEO: Matt Bomer Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2020

Matt Bomer talks about reuniting with the Broadway cast of 'The Boys in the Band' for the film adaptation.

VIDEO: Watch a Documentary Short About the Making of THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Featuring  VideoVIDEO: Watch a Documentary Short About the Making of THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Featuring Zachary Quinto, Jim Parsons, and More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2020

The Boys in the Band film, based on the Mart Crowley play, will officially arrive on Netflix on September 30.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 31 - THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens On Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, May 31 - THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens On Broadway
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2020

On this day in 2018, Mart Crowley's groundbreaking 1968 play, The Boys in the Band returned to Broadway, directed by Joe Mantello and produced by Ryan Murphy and David Stone, 

VIDEO:  Matt Bomer Talks Adapting THE BOYS IN THE BAND For the Screen VideoVIDEO: Matt Bomer Talks Adapting THE BOYS IN THE BAND For the Screen
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2020

Matt Bomer was a guest on Tuesday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, and during the interview, he spoke about the upcoming film adaptation of The Boys in the Band!

VIDEO: Zachary Quinto Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND Audience Heckling and Leonard Nimoy  VideoVIDEO: Zachary Quinto Talks THE BOYS IN THE BAND Audience Heckling and Leonard Nimoy On TONIGHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2018

Zachary Quinto talks about rolling with intense heckling during his Broadway show, The Boys in the Band, and paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy by hosting a reboot of the classic series In Search Of for the History channel.

VIDEO: Andrew Rannells Reveals How the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND Remain Profession VideoVIDEO: Andrew Rannells Reveals How the Cast of THE BOYS IN THE BAND Remain Professional & More on THE LATE SHOW
by Macon Prickett - Jul 10, 2018

THE BOYS IN THE BAND star Andrew Rannells tells Stephen Colbert how he and co-star Jim Parsons are finding ways to keep the run interesting, on and off the stage on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Watch the clip below! 

VIDEO: Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells Talk Theatre Etiquette, Awkward Headshots, & Mo VideoVIDEO: Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells Talk Theatre Etiquette, Awkward Headshots, & More on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE
by Macon Prickett - Jun 15, 2018

The Boys in the Band stars Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells share their dislike for theatre audience members who let their cell phones ring during a live performance, and more on Watch What Happens Live! Check out the clip below!


Mart Crowley Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Mart Crowley written?
Mart Crowley has written 2 shows including A Breeze From the Gulf (Playwright), The Boys in the Band (Playwright).

What awards has Mart Crowley been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Boys in the Band .

What awards has Mart Crowley won?
Best Revival of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Boys in the Band.