Excerpts from 20th Anniversary gala of “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”

Excerpts from the 20th Anniversary gala performance of David Drake’s ground-breaking play The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me.

The sold-out benefit performance on May 20, 2013, raised a $66,025 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Sero Project.

The re-imagined work was transformed from a one-man show into one featuring an all-star ensemble cast.

Actor and activist David Drake wrote The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me in the early 1990s. After joining the activist group ACT UP, Drake began writing autobiographical monologues about the AIDS crisis that eventually became the one-man show about this critical point in American history.

The one-night-only benefit performance featured an ensemble of talented actors, including Drake, Brandon Cordeiro, two-time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesús, two-time Tony nominee André De Shields, Claybourne Elder, Tony nominee Rory O’Malley, Anthony Rapp, Chad Ryan, Donald C. Shorter, Jr., Wesley Taylor, Aaron Tone and Tony winner BD Wong. Tony nominee Robert La Fosse directed.