The Boys in the Band (Panel Only)

2020 | USA
SECTION: Famous Faces | Free | Panels
Expected Guests: Features Q&A with director Joe Mantello, actor Matt Bomer, and actor Tuc Watkins.


Frameline has secured the world’s first talk with the cast and crew of Netflix’s new adaptation of The Boys in the Band. Frameline’s conversation will include director and producer Joe Mantello, actor Matt Bomer, and actor Tuc Watkins.

The Boys in the Band will premiere on Netflix on September 30. 

The Boys in the Band

Fifty years ago, Mart Crowley's play became an unexpected smash hit for putting gay men's lives center stage with honesty and humor, and now The Boys in the Band returns to the screen in a new adaptation that reunites acclaimed director Joe Mantello with the all-star cast of the Tony-winning, 2018 Broadway production. In the New York City of 1968 – when society demanded that being gay was best kept behind closed doors - a group of friends gather for a raucous birthday party hosted by Michael (Jim Parsons), a screenwriter who spends and drinks too much, in honor of the sharp-dressed and sharp-tongued Harold (Zachary Quinto). Other partygoers include Donald (Matt Bomer), Michael’s former flame, now mired in self-analysis; Larry (Andrew Rannells), a randy commercial artist living with Hank (Tuc Watkins), a school teacher who has just left his wife; Bernard (Michael Benjamin Washington), a librarian tiptoeing around fraught codes of friendship alongside Emory (Robin de Jesús), a decorator who never holds back; and a guileless hustler (Charlie Carver), hired to be Harold’s gift for the night. What begins as an evening of drinks and laughs gets upended when Alan (Brian Hutchison), Michael’s straight-laced college roommate, shows up unexpectedly and each man is challenged to confront long-buried truths that threaten the foundation of the group’s tight bond.


Buying note: Join us at 6:00pm Tuesday 22 September for a live Q&A. The talk will be broadcast on Frameline’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Reserve your free ticket to be reminded on the day. A link to watch will be sent to you before the Q&A.