Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will present a one-night-only 20th anniversary performance of The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, which began life as a one-man show by actor/activist David Drake in the early ‘90s. The show will perform on May 20 at the Gerard W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College.
Drake (who won an Obie for the play) will revisit the re-imagined story alongside a star-studded cast that includes Brandon Cordeiro, Robin De Jesus, Andre De Shields, Claybourne Elder, Rory O’Malley, Anthony Rapp, Wesley Taylor, Chad Ryan, Donald C. Shorter Jr., Aaron Tone and BD Wong.
Robert La Fosse directs the show, which is a “rivetingly angry, intense, frenetic, frank and touching” piece about the AIDS crisis and its critical importance in American history. Drake originally performed the show off-Broadway at the Perry Street Theater, where it became one of the longest-running solo shows in New York theater history. Over 100 productions have since been mounted worldwide.
Proceeds from the event will go to BC/EFA.