‘The Boys in the Band’ Review: Richly Performed and Full of Layers

The entire cast and director of the 2018 Tony-winning Broadway revival of Mort Crowley’s The Boys in the Band return for this 2020 Netflix film adaptation, and you can feel it.

There’s a quiet confidence, a mode of working both locked-in and free to be free, a commanding grasp of the material’s most elliptical, complicated aspects in every frame of the film.

The audience is drawn in, needing to know what happens next, needing to think and re-think every moment.

Joe Mantello’s work is richly captivating, accessible yet unpredictable, and likely one of …

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