Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto have been cast in Broadway’s Boys in the Band!
Matt Bomer will make his Broadway debut (following his one-night-only appearance in “8“) in “The Boys in the Band,” a new revival of the landmark 1968 drama to be directed by Joe Mantello with a cast that includes Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Andrew Rannells.
Bomer (“White Collar,” “The Last Tycoon”), who appeared in Murphy’s movie version of “The Normal Heart” as well as “American Horror Story,” will play Donald, one of the characters who attends the play’s volatile birthday-party gathering. Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) returns to Broadway following runs in “An Act of God,” “Harvey” and “The Normal Heart,” while Quinto (who plays Harold, the birthday boy) is back after “The Glass Menagerie.” Rannells, who starred in Murphy’s “The New Normal” after his Broadway breakout in “The Book of Mormon,” appeared in last season’s revival of “Falsettos.” One more role, the hustler Cowboy, remains to be cast.
“The Boys in the Band” is lined up for a limited 15-week run at the Booth Theater, where the show begins previews April 30 and runs through Aug. 12. The exact opening night — which will be late enough to make “Boys in the Band” one of the first openings of the 2018-19 Broadway season — is yet to be set. The limited run of Steve Martin play “Meteor Shower,” starring Amy Schumer, finishes up at the Booth Jan. 21.