Ryan Murphy to Bring Controversial Gay Play ‘The Boys in the Band’ to Netflix

Ryan Murphy to Bring Controversial Gay Play ‘The Boys in the Band’ to Netflix
The Boys in the Band,” Mart Crowley’s 1968 play about a group of gay men, which had a successful Broadway revival last year, will soon be a Netflix movie. Ryan Murphy announced the news Wednesday on Instagram. The entire cast of out gay actors will reprise their roles, including Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, and Matt Bomer. Prolific Broadway director Joe Mantello will helm the adaptation with Murphy, David Stone and Ned Martel stepping in as producers.

“The Broadway cast of ‘Boys’ was so important to me, and as equally groundbreaking as Mart Crowley’s seminal work,” Murphy wrote on Instagram. “Everyone in the cast was out and proud…and feeling so blessed to mark the 50th anniversary of Mart’s landmark play. The entire Broadway cast will reprise their roles in the film.”

A groundbreaking work in the queer canon, “The Boys in the Band” follows a group
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