The New Civil Rights Movement is partnering with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Sero Project to give away two free tickets to a very special one-night only 20th anniversary performance of the award-winning play, “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me” in New York City on Monday, May 20.
This special performance, a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Sero Project, will be directed by Tony Award nominee Robert La Fosse.
The benefit features Tony award-winning actor and “Law & Order: SVU” co-star BD Wong, “Book of Mormon” star and Tony-nominated actor Rory O’Malley, “Smash” co-star Wesley Taylor, two-time Tony nominee André De Shields, Brandon Cordeiro, two-time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesús, Claybourne Elder, “Rent” co-star Anthony Rapp, Chad Ryan, Donald C. Shorter, Jr., Aaron Tone, and actor and activist David Drake, who wrote “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me” in the early 1990s.
You can buy tickets, which start at $40, for this one-night only benefit performance, or you can enter our exclusive drawing to win two tickets by joining our email list.
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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Sero Project explain the performance:
For its 20th anniversary, The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me will be re-imagined from a one-man show to one featuring an ensemble cast performing a play that The New York Times originally called “rivetingly angry, intense, frenetic, frank and touching.” The special performance is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits BC/EFA and Sero Project.
Actor and activist 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.
Originally performed by Drake himself, who won an Obie Award for his work, the original off-Broadway run at the Perry Street Theatre became one of the longest-running solo shows in New York theatre history. There now have been nearly 100 productions worldwide and it’s been translated into French, Portuguese, Spanish and Greek.
“What began as an expression of my feelings became a work that reflected the cultural zeitgeist of a community,” Drake says. “When the 20th anniversary of the play approached, I started thinking about a reconfigured version with a cast, rather than as a solo performance. Incorporating a full cast conveys today’s passionate cries from our community’s heart while honoring the legacy of activism that brought us to this transformative moment in our history.”
For more information on the performance and to buy tickets, visit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
All entries must be received by email by 12:01 AM EDT on Thursday, May 16, 2013. The winner will receive an email on Thursday May 16 announcing details on how to pick up their tickets. The winner must respond within 24 hours or another will be chosen. We reserve the right to publish the winner’s name.
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