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Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band made ripples upon its debut Off-Broadway in 1968. A highly controversial topic back in the day, the play deals with lives of eight gay men, and one “alleged” gay man. The play has been revolutionary for putting gay men on stage in an era when they were shunned.
The landmark play makes its Broadway debut on its 50th anniversary. Supported by an extremely talented cast, including Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and Matthew Bomer, the play is directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello, making it a play that everyone has been looking forward to!
The Boys in the Band begins with nine men in a Manhattan apartment for a friend’s birthday. Tackling strong themes of homosexuality, monogamy, and loyalty.
Michael, a recovering alcoholic prepares to host his frenemy Harold's birthday party, when he gets a call from an old acquaintance, Alan, who wants to meet urgently. As the celebrations begin, and Harold's "present", a young man called "Cowboy" makes his appearance, the other five guests make their way to the party. As the music gets louder, and the men get drunk, the friends' true beliefs and views, which creates conflicts, and threatens their friendship.
Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages 13 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.
In-house lounge, Coat check, Wheelchair accessible
The Booth theater has a seating capacity of 800. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Booth Theatre Seating Chart Guide.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
The Boys in the Band made its off-Broadway debut in 1968, and ran till 1970. It was revived (Off-Broadway) in 1996 and ran from August to October 1996. On celebrating 50 years since the first show, The Boys in the Band is being revived for a limited run from April to August 2018.
About Booth Theatre
With a seating capactity of over 766, the Booth Theatre provides an intimate theatre experience. Opened in 1913, the theatre is named after the legendary actor, Edwin Booth. Today, the theatre is owned by the Shubert Organization, a major owner of theatres based in Manhattan, New York City. Some of the popular shows held here include The Elephant Man, Once on this Island, and Meteor Shower.
You can find the seating chart here.
The Boys in the Band Tickets on Discount
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