The Boys in the Band opened back in May 31, and with it we got the first official images from the play. You can check in our gallery, courtesy of Joan Marcus and Broadway.com.
On the June 1st issue, Entertainment Weekly brought an exclusive look into The Boys in the Band. Check the behind the scenes video, and go to our gallery for the digital scans.
On May 30, a celebration for the 50th anniversary of The Boys in the Band was held at The Second Floor in New York and Matt attended, alongside the whole play cast. You can find over 100 HQ images in our gallery now.
Matt was guest on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in May, and he took part of one of most popular Jimmy Fallon’s competitive games, The Charades. Watch it:
Still in May, Matt attended several events in New York as part of The Boys in the Band promotional tour. Setting them up in chronological order, check in our gallery for some:
Earlier in May, right when the guys started to promote The Boys in the Band, Matt joined Zachary Quinto and Andrew Rannells on Today Show for an interview about the show. Watch it below, and check our gallery for pictures and screen captures.
TimeOut: Originally staged a year before the Stonewall riots, groundbreaking play The Boys in the Band is finally Broadway bound
When The Boys in the Band opens on the Great White Way this month, it will be one hell of a celebration, marking the 50th anniversary of the Off Broadway debut with a hotly anticipated cast that comprises only openly gay actors. Roughly a month out from opening night, however, the troupe has yet to move into the Booth Theatre. They’re not even in New York. Instead, the production has temporarily relocated to Downtown Los Angeles to make life easier for lead Jim Parsons, who’s busy filming The Big Bang Theory. Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto, too, is double-booked, recording a voiceover for an upcoming series. Meanwhile, Andrew Rannells (of Girls fame) is about to drop a PBS concert special, and Matt Bomer (Magic Mike) is spending his few available hours with his three kids.
This scheduling madness is one reason why Boys promises to be a treat: There probably won’t be another chance to see together onstage this caliber of actors from Hollywood’s first out-and-proud generation—or at least not anytime soon.
The first of its kind, Mart Crowley’s 1968 drama follows a droll but tortured group of gay men during a birthday gone wrong. (Parsons plays the host and Quinto the birthday boy in an emotionally cramped Upper East Side apartment.) The original production boasted tons of buzz and a 1,000-plus-date Off Broadway run, but Boys wasn’t without its critics. LGBT groups protested the 1970 film adaptation, directed by William Friedkin (The Exorcist), citing its dour depiction of gay life. While each actor in the 2018 revival has wrestled with the play, each, too, seems to have evolved alongside his role. For Bomer, who’s making his Broadway debut, Boys has encouraged him to revisit his own coming-of-age. Parsons is forthright in admitting his initial hesitation, while Rannells, the stage veteran of the bunch, is endearingly confident. Quinto, cited by castmates as the most introspective, is just that. As one of the first productions to put queerness front and center, Boys continues to be meaningful, especially for its players. It takes no time for them to start sermonizing on why this historically polarizing story still feels necessary five decades on.
Matt is on cover of BHL Magazine, in its Summer issue. You can grab your digital copy via Issuu, or subscribe. The pictures used was part of the Todd Snyder Fall campaign, and you can find it in high quality in our gallery as well.
Last night the Boys in the Band cast attended the GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills to celebrate Jim Parsons, who received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award.
Check some images added in our gallery:
The trailer for Anything was released this week! Based on McNeil’s 2007 play of the same name, the film casts John Carroll Lynch as Early, a heartbroken widower who attempts to get his life back together after the sudden death of his wife. That includes a move to Hollywood, where he meets charming next door neighbor Freda (Bomer), tentatively embarking on a relationship with the trans sex worker that few other people in his life understand.
“Anything” opens in New York in May 11 and Los Angeles and other markets on May 18.