Meet The Boys in the Band: Jonathan Kilpatrick

Jonathan Kilpatrick
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. on our Vimeo channel.

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.

Jonathan Kilpatrick (Harold) is thrilled to be returning to reprise the role of Harold in The Men from the Boys. Past upstate roles include: SCCT: Toad in A Year with Frog and Toad; Greenville Theatre: Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, Tateh in Ragtime, Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, Teacher/Mrs.Bumbrake in Peter and the Starcatcher, Bamatabois,et al. in Les Misérables, Sundeep Padamadan/Carlos in Legally Blonde, Annas/King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, Old Joe/Gentleman in A Christmas Carol. Centre Stage: Freddie in Noises Off, Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Roger Debris in The Producers; Spartanburg Little Theate: The Mystery of Irma Vep, Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show; The Warehouse Theare: Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show, Senator Fipp in Urinetown: The Musical; GLOW Lyric Theare: Remendado in Carmen, Edsel in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. #loveallpeople

And joining our testosterone-and bitchy barb-fueled 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.