Meet The Boys in the Band: Director John Fagan

John Fagan

Proud Mary Theatre Company is pleased to announce that all The Boys from The Boys in the Band, our box office sensation in 2018, will re-unite once again for the sequel by Mart Crowley, The Boys From The Men. in a special virtual reunion production on Tuesday, July 28 @ 8 p.m.

All of our original cast members are back at the same New York apartment 35 years later after a funeral for Larry, who has died at of pancreatic cancer. And Director John Fagan returns to rein in this rowdy, lovable cast, as does stage manager Katherine Rausch (narrator/reader) and producer Sandy Staggs as producer/technical director.

Reprising their original roles for the sequel are Brady Coyle-Smith as Michael, Jon Kilpatrick as Harold, K. Ray Jones as Bernard, Brandon Mimnaugh as Emory, Benjamin Abrams as Hank, and Charlie Hyatt as Donald, the only remaining alcoholic.

Original cast members Holt McCarley (Larry, who is dead!) and Zachary Urban (Cowboy) return as new characters Jason (a young gay activist) and Scott (Michael’s pretty boy-toy) respectively, while Luke Browder (the straight guy Alan in our original play) will be making a special appearance.

John Fagan (Director) is pleased to be back at Proud Mary Theatre where he directed The Boys in the Band. In his 21 seasons as Producing Artistic Director for the Upstate Shakespeare Festival he has directed 27 of Shakespeare’s plays; the most recent being Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest . John has directed at many of the Upstate Theatres, including: The Warehouse Theatre, Centre Stage, Spartanburg Little Theatre, Greenville Little Theatre and others. Additionally, John has worked at several theatres across the country: Playhouse on the Square, Jenny Wiley Theatre, Weathervane Playhouse and others. John is also the author of six plays that have been staged in venues across the country.

And joining our testosterone cast is Adam Jones in his Proud Mary Theatre Company debut as the young Asian nurse Rick. Jones may be the new boy on the block but he earned rave reviews as Romeo in last summer’s Upstate Shakespeare Festival production in Falls Park on the Reedy in Greenville.

Tickets for this special event start at $5 and are available at proudmarytheatre.com.
Donors will receive a Video Link and Password to view The Boys From The Men ONLY during our licensed 48-Hour Viewing Period: Tuesday, July 28 @ 8 pm – Thursday, July 30 @ 7:59 pm

This production is dedicated to playwright Mart Crowley, who died on March 7, 2020.

The Boys in the Band Reunite

Photo by Escobar Photography, LLC

Proud Mary Theatre Company is pleased to announce that all The Boys from The Boys in the Band, our box office sensation in 2018, will re-unite once again for the sequel by Mart Crowley, The Boys From The Men. in a special virtual reunion production on Tuesday, July 28 @ 8 p.m.

All of our original cast members are back at the same New York apartment 35 years later after a funeral for Larry, who has died at of pancreatic cancer. And Director John Fagan returns to rein in this rowdy, lovable cast, as does stage manager Katherine Rausch (narrator/reader) and producer Sandy Staggs as producer/technical director.

Reprising their original roles for the sequel are Brady Coyle-Smith as Michael, Jon Kilpatrick as Harold, K. Ray Jones as Bernard, Brandon Mimnaugh as Emory, Benjamin Abrams as Hank, and Charlie Hyatt as Donald, the only remaining alcoholic.

Original cast members Holt McCarley (Larry, who is dead!) and Zachary Urban (Cowboy) return as new characters Jason (a young gay activist) and Scott (Michael’s pretty boy-toy) respectively, while Luke Browder (the straight guy Alan in our original play) will be making a special appearance.

And joining our testosterone cast is Adam Jones in his Proud Mary Theatre Company debut as the young Asian nurse Rick. Jones may be the new boy on the block but he earned rave review as Romeo in last summer’s Upstate Shakespeare Festival production in Falls Park on the Reedy in Greenville.

Staggs, who serves as Proud Mary Artistic Director, said “this historic reunion would not have been possible if not for the Covid-19 crisis, since several Boys have moved to Atlanta to bigger and brighter artistic endeavors.

Tickets for this special event start at $5 and are available at proudmarytheatre.com.
Donors will receive a Video Link and Password to view The Boys From The Men ONLY during our licensed 48-Hour Viewing Period: Tuesday, July 28 @ 8 pm – Thursday, July 30 @ 7:59 pm

This production is dedicated to playwright Mart Crowley, who died on March 7, 2020.