Ryan Murphy Bringing Broadway's 'Boys in the Band' to Netflix With Original Cast
The band is getting back together.
Ryan Murphy revealed (via Instagram) that he is bringing the Broadway play "The Boys in the Band" to Netflix. And the movie adaptation will reunite original cast members Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, and Andrew Rannells.
Last year, Murphy produced the record-breaking Broadway production of Mart Crowley’s landmark 1968 play about gay New Yorkers in the pre-Stonewall era. The story follows a group of gay men who convene for a friend’s birthday party. As the evening continues, the cracks beneath their friendships begin to show, bringing to light self-inflicted heartache and identity crises.
The stage production's director Joe Mantello will also return to helm the movie version.
"The Broadway cast of BOYS was so important to me, and as equally groundbreaking as Mart Crowley's seminal work," Murphy wrote on Instagram.
"Everyone in the cast was out and proud...and feeling so blessed to mark the 50th anniversary of Mart's landmark play."
"Boys in the Band" is expected to debut on Netflix sometime in 2020.