Tony-Nominated Boy In The Band Robin de Jesús Talks About That Starry Cast, Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Plans & Whoopi Goldberg’s Revelatory Advice – Tony Watch Q&A

Tony-Nominated Boy In The Band Robin de Jesús Talks About That Starry Cast, Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Plans & Whoopi Goldberg’s Revelatory Advice – Tony Watch Q&A
This summer, The Boys In The Band will add a new chapter to its long life, this time as a Netflix movie. Back will be the camping, the fighting and laughing and crying, a portrait of friendship as both endurance test and saving grace that Mart Crowley got so right more than a half-century ago. Opening Off Broadway in 1968, The Boys In The Band, an unlikely hit about a group of gay New Yorkers that would have been all but unimaginable in 1967, just as William Friedkin’s 1970 film was in ’69, and just as last year’s announcement by producers Ryan Murphy and David Stone that the play would finally makes its Broadway debut was met with not exactly whispered dismissals of stunt casting. The 50th anniversary staging of The Boys In The Band would feature, for the first time in the play’s history,
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