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The Boys in the Band - 2018 - Broadway

In his upper eastside Manhattan apartment, Michael is throwing a birthday party for Harold, a self-awoved "32 year-old, pock-marked, Jew fairy", complete with surprise gift: "Cowboy" a street hustler. As the evening wears on, fueled by drugs and alcohol, bitter, unresolved resentments among the guests come to light when a game of "Truth" goes terribly wrong.


Running Time: One hour and 50 minutes, with no intermission

Booth Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
222 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For The Boys in the Band

Review: Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto Enter Sniping in ‘The Boys in the Band’ - New York Times
I wish I could report that this charismatic and capable team, directed by the busy Joe Mantello, transported me vividly and uncompromisingly into the dark ages of homosexual life in these United States, and that I shuddered and sobbed in sympathy. But even trimmed from two acts to an intermission-free 110 minutes, the show left me largely impatient and unmoved.

The Boys in the Band review – Broadway revival of landmark gay show is a winner - The Guardian
Seen from some vantages, it's all rainbow flags and smiley faces. The US has achieved marriage equality, for now anyway, and many people who don't identify as heterosexual no longer feel compelled to closet themselves. Aids, which postdates this play, but seems to be prefigured in its discussion of the bathhouses and an analyst who couldn't make a session because of "a virus or something, he looked awful", continues to transform from a terminal illness into a chronic one. One of the play's producers, Ryan Murphy, an openly gay man, is pretty much the hottest thing in entertainment and the play's cast is made up mostly if not entirely of openly gay actors, including Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells, a thing unimaginable even a few decades ago. The actors are doing strong work, though a few of them keep signaling just how strong that work is.


The Boys in the Band Broadway Cast


by Julie Musbach - July 16, 2018
Producers David Stone, Scott Rudin, Patrick Catullo, Aaron Glick, and Ryan Murphy have announced that the hit Broadway production of Mart Crowley's groundbreaking play, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, has recouped its $3.5 million investment in just 11 weeks, with four weeks still remaining in the show's 15-week limited run.
by Julie Musbach - July 11, 2018
The Actors Fund announced today that The Boys in the Band has added a Special Midnight Performance for The Actors Fund. This benefit performance will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm at the Booth Theatre.
by Macon Prickett - July 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! 
by Julie Musbach - June 19, 2018
In honor of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band, which was written in 1968 and made its Broadway debut this May, Samuel French is thrilled to announce a Limited Edition publication of this groundbreaking play.
by Julie Musbach - June 16, 2018
You're in for an unforgettable night as you get the best seats in the house to the extremely limited Broadway run of The Boys In The Band! After the show, you'll go backstage and have a meet and greet with stars Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells and other cast members as available! 
by Julie Musbach - June 15, 2018
The cast of The Boys in the Band stopped by the SiriusXM studios and sat down for a SiriusXM Town Hall special hosted by Andy Cohen for his exclusive SiriusXM channel, Radio Andy. Hear from the cast in the videos below and check out the photos from the event!
by Macon Prickett - June 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!
by Stage Tube - June 12, 2018
Jim Parsons, currently starring in The Boys in the Band on Broadway, visited The Tonight Show last night. Watch as Parsons chats with Jimmy about his lovely rained out wedding day at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and why he thanked Britney Spears in his GLAAD Media Awards speech. Parsons also explains how he broke his foot during a curtain call for The Boys in the Band, and gets a functional candy cane from Jimmy and chats about his film A Kid Like Jake.
by Nicole Rosky - June 1, 2018
The Boys in the Band finally got its big Broadway opening last night.
by Michael Dale - May 31, 2018
A younger playgoer knowing nothing about Mart Crowley's classic 1968 Off-Broadway comedy/drama The Boys in the Band except, perhaps, that its original run is regarded as an important landmark in depicting gay men on stage, might be shocked to witness the happenings these days at the Booth Theatre, which now houses the piece's premiere Broadway production.
by Review Roundups - May 31, 2018
Directed by Joe Mantello and produced by Ryan Murphy and David Stone, The Boys in the Band officially opens on Broadway tonight. Let's see what the critics had to say!
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2018
Below, we're taking you to the red carpet with some of Broadway's best, including Billy Porter, Laura Benanti, Mario Cantone, Anthony Rapp and many more!
by Walter McBride - May 31, 2018
Just last night, the production celebrated the play's 50th anniversary ahead of its official opening tonight, May 31. Check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below!
by Walter McBride - May 31, 2018
The Booth Theatre was the place to be last night as the company of The Boys in the Band, directed by Joe Mantello and produced by Ryan Murphy and David Stone, celebrated the play's 50th anniversary ahead of its official opening tonight, May 31. We're taking you inside the festivities below!
by Macon Prickett - May 29, 2018
Jim Parsons visits Kelly and Ryan to discuss 'The Boys in the Band', how he injured his leg after one of the shows, the Big Bang Theory, & more!