Jim Parsons Spoils a Birthday Party With a Heartbreaking Game in Ryan Murphy's 'The Boys in the Band' Trailer (Video)

Film adaptation of Broadway hit launches Sept. 30 on Netflix

Netflix has dropped the trailer for “The Boys in the Band,” Ryan Murphy’s film adaptation of the 2018 revival of Mart Crowley’s play of the same name.

In the trailer, which you can watch above,  a group of nine gay men gather together for a birthday party in 1960s’ NYC. Jim Parsons’ character suggests as a “game” they each call the one person they truly believe they have loved. And well, let’s just say things get really emotional, really quickly.

“The Boys in the Band” stars Parsons, Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Tuc Watkins, Brian Hutchison, Robin de Jesús, Charlie Carver, and Michael Benjamin Washington, the same cast that led the 2018 Broadway revival of the play.  Joe Mantello, who directed that stage version, also directs the Netflix adaptation.

Here’s the official synopsis for the movie, which launches Sept. 30 on Netflix:

“More than fifty years after Mart Crowley’s play became an unexpected smash hit for putting gay men’s lives center stage with honesty and humor, ‘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 1968 New York City – when being gay was still considered to be 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.”

Based on Crowley’s play, “The Boys in the Band” was adapted for the screen by Crowley and Ned Martel. Murphy produces the film along with David Stone, Mantello, Martel and Alexis Martin Woodall.

Fall TV 2020: All the Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows – So Far (Photos)

  • Fall will be here before we know it and it’s safe to say that when it arrives, everyone will still be staying at home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Luckily, dozens of new and returning shows are premiering this autumn to keep you company. TheWrap has rounded up all the dates we know — so far — for Fall TV shows’ debuts. We will continue to update the list as more become available.

    For the purposes of this gallery, we’ve designated Sept. 1 as the beginning of fall rather than the official Sept. 22 start, since “Fall TV” is sure to be more loosely defined this year.

    Showtime/FX/Hulu/Fox

  • Series:  “Teen Mom 2”         Net:  MTV      Premiere Date: Tuesday, Sept. 1        Time: 8 p.m.

    MTV

  • Series:  “16 and Recovering”         Net:  MTV      Premiere Date: Tuesday, Sept. 1        Time: 9 p.m.

    MTV

  • Series:   “Transplant”       Net: NBC       Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Sept. 1       Time: 10 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:  “A.P. Bio”         Net:  Peacock      Premiere Date:  Thursday, Sept. 3       Time: N/A

    Peacock

  • Series:   “Raised by Wolves”        Net:  HBO Max     Premiere Date: Thursday, Sept. 3        Time: N/A

    HBO Max

  • Series:  “Away”         Net: Netflix       Premiere Date: Friday, Sept. 4         Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:  “Noughts + Crosses”         Net:  Peacock      Premiere Date: Friday, Sept. 4        Time: N/A

    Peacock

  • Series:  “The Boys”         Net:  Amazon Prime Video      Premiere Date:  Friday, Sept. 5       Time: N/A

    Amazon Prime Video

  • Series:  “Power Book II: Ghost”         Net:   Starz     Premiere Date:  Sunday, Sept. 6       Time: 9 p.m.

    Starz

  • Series:   “American Ninja Warrior”       Net: NBC      Premiere Date:  Monday, Sept. 7       Time: 8 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:   “L.A’s Finest”     Net: Spectrum Originals       Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Sept. 9       Time: N/A

    Spectrum Originals

  • Series:  “Woke”         Net:  Hulu      Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Sept. 9       Time: N/A

    Hulu

  • Series:  “Julie and the Phantoms”         Net:  Netflix      Premiere Date:  Thursday, Sept. 10       Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:  “The Duchess”         Net:  Netflix      Premiere Date: Friday, Sept. 11        Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:   “Dancing With the Stars”       Net: ABC       Premiere Date:  Monday, Sept. 14       Time: 8 p.m.

    ABC

  • Series:  “The Third Day”         Net:  HBO      Premiere Date:  Monday, Sept. 14       Time: 9 p.m.

    HBO

  • Series:  “We Are Who We Are”         Net:  HBO      Premiere Date:  Monday, Sept. 14       Time: 10 p.m.

    HBO

  • Series:   “Enslaved”       Net: Epix       Premiere Date:  Monday, Sept. 14     Time: 10 p.m.

    Epix

  • Series:  “Tosh.0”         Net:  Comedy Central      Premiere Date: Tuesday, Sept. 15        Time: 10 p.m.

    Comedy Central

  • Series:  “Archer”         Net:  FXX      Premiere Date: Wednesday, Sept. 16        Time: 10 p.m.

    FXX

  • Series:  “Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous”         Net: Netflix       Premiere Date:  Friday, Sept. 18       Time: N/A

    Hulu

  • Series:  “Pen15”         Net: Hulu       Premiere Date: Friday, Sept. 18        Time: N/A

    Hulu

  • Series:  “Ratched”         Net:  Netflix      Premiere Date:  Friday, Sept. 18       Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:   “World’s Funniest Animals”       Net: The CW       Premiere Date:  Friday, Sept. 18      Time: 9 p.m.

  • Series: “L.A.’s Finest”*         Net:  Fox      Premiere Date: Monday, Sept. 21      Time: 8 p.m.  *Broadcast debut of Spectrum Originals series’ first season

    Fox

  • Series: “Filthy Rich”         Net:  Fox      Premiere Date: Monday, Sept. 21      Time: 9 p.m.

    Fox

  • Series:  “The Masked Singer”         Net:  Fox      Premiere Date: Wednesday, Sept. 23        Time: 8 p.m.

    Fox

  • Series:  “I Can See Your Voice”         Net:  Fox      Premiere Date: Wednesday, Sept. 23        Time: 9 p.m.

    Fox

  • Series:   “Utopia”       Net: Amazon Prime Video       Premiere Date: Friday, Sept. 25      Time: N/A

    Amazon

  • Series: “A Wilderness of Error”         Net:  FX      Premiere Date: Friday, Sept. 25      Time: 8 p.m.

    FX

  • Series:  “The Simpsons”         Net:  Fox      Premiere Date: Sunday, Sept. 27        Time: 8 p.m.

    Fox

  • Series:  “Bless the Harts”          Net:  Fox      Premiere Date:  Sunday, Sept. 27       Time: 8:30 p.m.

    Fox

  • Series:  “Bob’s Burgers”         Net:  Fox      Premiere Date: Sunday, Sept. 27        Time: 9 p.m.

    Fox

  • Series:  “The Comey Rule”         Net: Showtime       Premiere Date: Sunday, Sept. 27        Time: 9 p.m.

    Showtime

  • Series:  “Family Guy”         Net:  Fox      Premiere Date:  Sunday, Sept. 27       Time: 9:30 p.m.

    Fox

  • Series:  “Weakest Link”         Net:  NBC      Premiere Date: Monday, Sept. 28        Time: 10 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:  “Fargo”          Net:  FX      Premiere Date:  Sunday, Sept. 27       Time: 10 p.m.

    FX

  • Series:  “Gangs of London”         Net:  AMC+      Premiere Date:   Thursday, Oct. 1      Time: N/A

    AMC

  • Series:  “The Salisbury Poisonings”         Net: AMC+       Premiere Date: Thursday, Oct. 1        Time: N/A

    AMC

  • Series:  “Connecting…”         Net:  NBC      Premiere Date: Thursday, Oct. 1        Time: 8:30 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:   “Monsterland”        Net:  Hulu      Premiere Date: Friday, Oct. 2        Time: N/A

    Getty

  • Series:  “Emily in Paris”        Net:  Netflix      Premiere Date: Friday, Oct. 2      Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:  “Undercover Boss”         Net:  CBS      Premiere Date: Friday, Oct. 2        Time: 9 p.m.

    CBS

  • Series:   “Pandora”       Net: The CW       Premiere Date:  Sunday, Oct. 4     Time: 8 p.m.

  • Series:  “The Good Lord Bird”         Net: Showtime       Premiere Date:  Sunday, Oct. 4       Time: 9 p.m.

    Showtime

  • Series:   “Britannia”       Net: Epix       Premiere Date:  Sunday Oct. 4      Time: 9 p.m.

    Epix

  • Series:  “The Walking Dead: World Beyond”         Net:  AMC      Premiere Date:  Sunday, Oct. 4      Time: 10 p.m.

    AMC

  • Series:  “Soulmates”         Net: AMC       Premiere Date:  Monday, Oct. 5       Time: 10 p.m.

    AMC

  • Series:   “Swamp Thing”*       Net: The CW       Premiere Date: Tuesday, Oct. 6      Time: 8 p.m.

    *Broadcast debut of DC Universe series’ first season

    DC Universe

  • Series:   “Next”        Net:  Fox      Premiere Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 6       Time: 9 p.m.

    Fox

  • Series:   “Devils”       Net: The CW       Premiere Date: Wednesday, Oct. 7   Time: 8 p.m.

    The CW

  • Series:  “Coroner”         Net:  The CW      Premiere Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 7       Time: 9 p.m.

    The CW

  • Series:   “Supernatural”       Net: The CW       Premiere Date: Thursday, Oct. 8   Time: 8 p.m.

    The CW

  • Series:   “The Outpost”       Net: The CW       Premiere Date: Thursday, Oct. 8   Time: 9 p.m.

    The CW

  • Series:  “The Right Stuff”         Net:  Disney+      Premiere Date: Friday, Oct. 9        Time: N/A

    Disney+

  • Series:  “The Haunting of Bly Manor”         Net:  Netflix     Premiere Date: Friday, Oct. 9        Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series: “Fear the Walking Dead”          Net:  AMC      Premiere Date:  Sunday, Oct. 11       Time: 9 p.m.

    AMC

  • Series:  “The Bachelorette”         Net:  ABC      Premiere Date: Tuesday, Oct. 13        Time: 8 p.m.

    ABC

  • Series:   “Tell Me a Story”*       Net: The CW       Premiere Date: Tuesday, Oct. 13   Time: 9 p.m.

    *Broadcast debut of CBS All Access series’ first season

    The CW

  • Series:  “The Amazing Race”        Net:  CBS      Premiere Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14        Time: 9 p.m.

    CBS

  • Series:  “Star Trek: Discovery”         Net: CBS All Access       Premiere Date:   Thursday, Oct. 15      Time: N/A

    CBS All Access

  • Series:   “Helstrom”        Net:  Hulu       Premiere Date:  Friday, Oct. 16       Time: N/A

    Hulu

  • Series:  “Shark Tank”        Net:  ABC      Premiere Date: Friday, Oct. 16        Time: 9 p.m.

    ABC

  • Series:  “America’s Funniest Home Videos”        Net:  ABC      Premiere Date: Sunday, Oct. 18        Time: 7 p.m.

    ABC

  • Series:   “Unsolved Mysteries”       Net: Netflix       Premiere Date:  Monday, Oct. 19      Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:  “Supermarket Sweep”        Net:  ABC      Premiere Date: Sunday, Oct. 18        Time: 8 p.m.

    Getty

  • Series:  “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”        Net:  ABC      Premiere Date: Sunday, Oct. 18        Time: 9 p.m.

    ABC

  • Series:  “Card Sharks”        Net:  ABC      Premiere Date: Sunday, Oct. 18        Time: 10 p.m.

    ABC

  • Series:  “The Voice”        Net:  NBC      Premiere Date: Monday, Oct. 19        Time: 8 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:  “Superstore”        Net:  NBC      Premiere Date: Thursday, Oct. 22       Time: 8 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:  “The Queen’s Gambit”        Net:  Netflix      Premiere Date: Friday, Oct. 23       Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:   “The Undoing”        Net:  HBO      Premiere Date:  Sunday, Oct. 25       Time: 9 p.m.

    HBO

  • Series:  “This Is Us”        Net:  NBC      Premiere Date: Tuesday, Nov. 10      Time: 9 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:  “Chicago Med”        Net:  NBC      Premiere Date: Wednesday, Nov. 11      Time: 8 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:  “Chicago Fire”        Net:  NBC      Premiere Date: Wednesday, Nov. 11      Time: 9 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:  “Chicago PD”        Net:  NBC      Premiere Date: Wednesday, Nov. 11      Time: 10 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:  “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”        Net:  NBC      Premiere Date: Thursday, Nov. 12      Time: 9 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:  “The Blacklist”        Net:  NBC      Premiere Date: Friday, Nov. 13      Time: 8 p.m.

    NBC

  • Series:  “The Crown”         Net:  Netflix      Premiere Date: Sunday, Nov. 15        Time: N/A

    Netflix

  • Series:   “Animaniacs”       Net: Hulu       Premiere Date:  Friday, Nov. 20       Time: N/A

    Hulu

  • Series:  “The Stand”        Net:  CBS All Access      Premiere Date: Thursday, Dec. 17      Time: N/A

    CBS All Access

Here’s when 81 broadcast, cable and streaming series debut and come back

Fall will be here before we know it and it’s safe to say that when it arrives, everyone will still be staying at home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Luckily, dozens of new and returning shows are premiering this autumn to keep you company. TheWrap has rounded up all the dates we know — so far — for Fall TV shows’ debuts. We will continue to update the list as more become available.

For the purposes of this gallery, we’ve designated Sept. 1 as the beginning of fall rather than the official Sept. 22 start, since “Fall TV” is sure to be more loosely defined this year.

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