Ryan Murphy is getting The Boys in the Band back together for a new Netflix adaptation of the hit Broadway show.
The film event will be produced by American Horror Story and Glee’s Ryan Murphy, as part of his overall deal with the streaming giant. It follows the news that he will be adapting Broadway musical The Prom for Netflix too, as he brings a slice of digital theatre to screens worldwide.
“Last summer, THE BOYS IN THE BAND were on Broadway, breaking house records at The Booth,” Murphy announced on Instagram. “THIS summer, The Boys In the Band will be filming a Netflix movie event. “
Joe Mantello, who directed the Broadway revival, will direct the film adaptation, with David Stone and Ned Martel also producing.
The entire Broadway cast will reprise their roles for the film, including Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer, Charlie Carver, Robin de Jesus, Tuc Watkins, Michael Benjamin Washington and Brian Hutchison.
“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,” added Murphy.