David Drake’s landmark play about gay and AIDS activism, The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, gets a 20th anniversary performance to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Sero Project. It was originally a one-man show starring Drake, but this new one-night-only production reenvisions it for an ensemble cast that includes Drake, Anthony Rapp (of Rent fame), B.D. Wong (from Law & Order: SVU), Robin De Jesús, André De Shields, and other stage luminaries, under the direction of Tony nominee Robert LaFosse.
Playwrite David Drake wrote The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me in the early 1990s. After joining ACT UP, he began writing autobiographical monologues about the AIDS crisis that eventually became a one-man show about this critical point in American history.
The original off-Broadway run at the Perry Street Theatre became one of the longest-running solo shows in New York theater history. There now have been nearly 100 productions worldwide and it's been translated into French, Portuguese, Spanish and Greek. Don't miss this one-night only performance!
8 p.m. Monday, Gerard W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, New York City.