“The significance of The Boys In The Band cannot be underestimated. In 1968, Mart Crowley made theatrical history by giving voice to gay men onstage, in this uncompromising, blisteringly honest, and wickedly funny play,” Murphy said of putting on the celebrated show. “The play was groundbreaking in its exploration of how gay men treated each other and how they were made to feel about themselves. And while some attitudes have thankfully shifted, it’s important to be reminded of what we have overcome and how much further we still have to go.”
Two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello is signed on to direct the show, which will run at the Booth Theater on Broadway in New York from Apr. 30 until Aug. 6, 2018.