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Broadway's 'The Boys in the Band' to be Adapted to a Netflix Movie

By Flora  /  22 Apr 2019 (Monday)

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Ryan Murphy will produce a new film adaptation of Mart Crowley’s drama The Boys In The Band for Netflix, with the complete cast of the 2018 Broadway production including Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer and Robin De Jesús.

Joe Mantello, a two-time Tony Award winner who directed plays like Wicked, Glengarry Glen Ross, and the Broadway version of The Boys in the Band, is returning to direct the movie. 

The story centres on a group of gay men gather for a birthday party in New York City when the initially light mood gets progressively nastier as the alcohol flows, culminating in a party game that reveals a hidden truth. 
Murphy announced on Instagram about his project and the movie is set to begin filming in July. 

Last summer, THE BOYS IN THE BAND were on Broadway, breaking house records at The Booth. THIS summer, The Boys In the Band will be filming a Netflix movie event. The incomparable Joe Mantello, who directed the Broadway revival, will direct the film adaptation. The Broadway cast of BOYS was so important to me, and as equally groundbreaking as Mart Crowley's seminal work. Everyone in the cast was out and proud...and feeling so blessed to mark the 50th anniversary of Mart's landmark play. The entire Broadway cast will reprise their roles in the film. I can't wait to be on set with Joe and Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer, Charlie Carver, Robin de Jesus, Tuc Watkins, Michael Benjamin Washington and Brian Hutchison. I will be producing the film with David Stone and Ned Martel. Look for THE BOYS on Netflix in 2020.

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If you are a fan of Murphy’s works such as Glee and American Horror Story, you can check out ‘The Politician’ which debuts this September, and is working on developing the Broadway musical ‘The Prom’ into a movie. 
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