Ryan Murphy is adapting ‘The Boys in the Band’ for Netflix

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Ryan Murphy is bringing the Broadway play “The Boys in the Band” to Netflix.

Murphy took to Instagram to make the announcement writing, “The Broadway cast of BOYS was so important to me, and as equally groundbreaking as Mart Crowley’s seminal work. Everyone in the cast was out and proud…and feeling so blessed to mark the 50th anniversary of Mart’s landmark play.”

Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer and Charlie Carver, who all starred in the Broadway revival, will return for the film version. Joe Mantello, who directed the Broadway revival, will direct. Murphy, David Stone and Ned Martel will produce.

“The Boys in the Band” follows a group of gay men who get together for a birthday party in New York City. It originally premiered as an off-Broadway play in 1968 and celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Broadway revival in 2018.

The film is part of Murphy’s $300 million deal with Netflix. Murphy also recently announced he will adapt the Broadway musical “The Prom” into a film for Netflix.

“The Boys in the Band” is expected to hit the streaming platform in 2020.

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Last summer, THE BOYS IN THE BAND were on Broadway, breaking house records at The Booth. THIS summer, The Boys In the Band will be filming a Netflix movie event. The incomparable Joe Mantello, who directed the Broadway revival, will direct the film adaptation. The Broadway cast of BOYS was so important to me, and as equally groundbreaking as Mart Crowley's seminal work. 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. I can't wait to be on set with Joe and Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer, Charlie Carver, Robin de Jesus, Tuc Watkins, Michael Benjamin Washington and Brian Hutchison. I will be producing the film with David Stone and Ned Martel. Look for THE BOYS on Netflix in 2020.

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