Turning Point: A Second Look at ‘The Boys in the Band’

Fifty years ago this month, The Boys in the Band opened Off-Broadway.

Oh, Mary — don't ask! (Image via Cinema Center Films)

The play, about eight gay men and an interloper who go after each other's throats at a birthday party, was a sensation for its unapologetically gay subject matter, and was immediately made into a 1970 film.

Check out this piece on the history of the play and the film ahead of the new production, which begins previews on Broadway April 30, starring Matt Bomer (Donald), Zachary Quinto (Harold), Jim Parson (Michael), Andrew Rannells (Larry), Robin De Jesus (Emory), Brian Hutchison (Alan), Charlie Carver (Cowboy), Michael Benamin Washington (Bernard),and Tuc Watkins (Hank).

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