The Boys in the Band (Original Version)

The Boys in the Band (Original Version)

by: Mart Crowley

by: Mart Crowley

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The Boys in the Band (Original Version)

The Boys in the Band (Original Version)

by: Mart Crowley

by: Mart Crowley

Overview

In his Upper East Side apartment, Michael is throwing a birthday party for Harold, a self-avowed “thirty-two-year-old, pockmarked, 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.

This groundbreaking play premiered Off-Broadway in 1968 and ran for 1,001 performances. It was subsequently made into a feature film with the original cast, directed by Academy Award-winner William Friedkin. In 2018, The Boys in the Band made its Broadway debut at the Booth Theatre in an unprecedented production featuring a cast of entirely out-and-proud gay actors. This new edition contains both the original two-act script and the one-act Broadway version, as well as an introduction by celebrated playwright Tony Kushner.

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

Details

  • Time Period: 1960s
  • Cast Attributes: All Male, Multicultural casting
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Mart Crowley

Mart Crowley

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