The entire Broadway cast of last year's
The Boys in the Band, which includes gay themes, will reprise
their roles for an upcoming film adaptation of the iconic play.
Ryan Murphy announced on Wednesday that
he would produce the movie for streaming giant Netflix, and that Joe
Mantello would direct.
The play starred out actors Jim
Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer, Charlie Carver,
Robin de Jesus, Tuc Watkins, Michael Benjamin Washington and Brian
“The Broadway cast of Boys was
so important to me,” Murphy wrote in an Instagram post, “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.”
Mart Crowley's original off-Broadway
production also was turned into a film starring the play's cast. The
1970 film was considered a milestone in the history of queer cinema.