“We have to be reminded of how our freedom didn’t always exist. We can’t lose it.”
A brand new trailer for Broadway’s upcoming revival of The Boys in the Band has been released ahead of its April debut.
The clip features stars Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Michael Benjamin Washington and Charlie Carver, as they join director Ryan Murphy and playwright Mart Crowley to discuss the play’s legacy.
Ryan Murphy is bringing the show to New York to mark its 50th anniversary, and is producing the revival alongside David Stone, with Joe Mantello as director.
When first released, the show made waves in LGBT+ and mainstream culture, following a group of gay men who attend a house party. It was first seen off-Broadway in 1968, and was adapted into a highly-acclaimed drama film in 1970.
The Boys in the Band also had a stellar run in London’s West End last year, and remains one of the most important pieces of LGBT+ theatre.
“We’ve come so far in the last five years, and yet there’s been this explosion of backward and harmful thinking and political ideology that’s swept our country,” said Quinto.
“We’re responsible for standing up, being acknowledged and celebrating ourselves and our community.”
Crowley added: “We have to be reminded of how our freedom didn’t always exist. We can’t lose it.”
Watch the trailer below.
Broadway’s revival of The Boys in the Band will premiere in New York City on 30 April, and will run until 12 August.