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WATCH: The story of Mart Crowley and his Boys in the Band

By TheatreRat

Last week previews began for the Broadway debut of the landmark gay play “The Boys in the Band” with a shining all-star cast worthy of the fifty year journey it took to get from Greenwich Village to the silver screen to the Great White Way.

By now the story of the “little play that did” going from five performances to an overnight sensation running more than 1000 is well known.  What is not so well know is the story of playwright, Mart Crowley himself and how his “Boys” with their honest, unvarnished, vibrant, and painful pre-Stonewall lives came to be.

playwright, Mart Crowley circa 1968 (video still)

CBS’s Sunday Morning met up with Crowley and the Broadway cast for this report.


More information and tickets to this strictly limited 15 week engagement HERE 

One thought on “WATCH: The story of Mart Crowley and his Boys in the Band

  • Richard Bernstein

    I remember seeing the movie version of this landmark play in 1970 and I thought it was great…i had just come out and at 20 years old i saw those men in this movie in my real life as a young gay man…i love the wit of many of the characters and would go on to repeat many of the great lines of the play in my life…in the mid 70’s i dated Robert La Tourneaux for 2 years and got to know “Rex” from both the play and the movie…he was a very sweet soul…this June i get to see this Broadway production with all these brilliant gay men portraying the characters i grew to love…this to me is like a pilgrimage as a Gay man who has lived through it all…


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