I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Theater Thursday - The Boys in the Band

What: The Boys in the Band

Where: Netflix

If you didn't have a chance to catch the all-star run of The Boys in the Band on Broadway a few seasons ago which featured Emmy winner, Jim Parsons; Golden Globe winner, Matt Bomer, and Tony-nominated, Andrew Rannells, among others, now is your chance. The show has been converted to a Netflix movie with its original cast intact. The show was originally presented in 1968 Off-Broadway. At the time it was groundbreaking due to its realistic portrayal of the lives of gay men. The recent 50th anniversary Broadway production was noteworthy too not only for being the first time the show was presented on Broadway and/or for its stellar cast but also for being cast entirely with well-known openly gay men. The show revolves around a birthday party during which the guests get increasingly drunk and things get increasingly heated and secrets are revealed. It is definitely not a show for children nor for if you are looking for something that is overwhelmingly happy and uplifting. However, it is well-acted by the previously discussed all-star cast and well written by the playwright, Mart Crowley, who died between the Broadway run of the show and the current movie, and to whom this version of the show is dedicated.

For more information, to view the trailer and/or to watch go to https://www.netflix.com/title/81000365

Tune in Sunday for this week's Sunday Scoop.

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