On September 30th, Netflix will be releasing the new highly anticipated adaptation of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band. The movie features an all-star cast, in fact the same cast that appeared in the 2018 Tony Award winning revival at the Booth Theatre. The Boys in the Band is produced by Ryan Murphy, directed by Joe Mantello and features: Jim Parsons (Michael), Zachary Quinto (Harold), Matt Bomer (Donald), Andrew Rannells (Larry), Robin de Jesús (Emory), Michael Benjamin Washington (Bernard), Tuc Watkins (Hank), Brian Hutchison (Alan) and Charlie Carver (Cowboy).
The cast of The Boys in the Band and Director Joe Mantello virtually joined SJ Arnegger, Director of iHeartRadio Broadway. The cast and Mantello chat about the amplification of the play now that it on the largest streaming service, what they hope viewers take away from the film and their experience of adapting The Boys in the Band without a live audience.
Mart Crowley's 1968 groundbreaking and seminal queer play is centered around seven gay men who gather one night in Michael's Upper East Side apartment to celebrate Harold's birthday. As the night goes on, the event turns from causal to vicious as truths and heartaches are exposed. The Boys in the Band debut on Netflix will also give a new generation the chance to experience Crowley's work, especially those who didn't get a chance to see the Broadway revival.
Watch the full interview in the player above.