The Normal Heart
The longest-running play of New York City’s Public Theatre.
William M. Hoffman
The first Broadway play about AIDS. Nominated for three Tonys, including Best Play.
The Lisbon Traviata
Compares AIDS to opera.
The Best of the Best, the first star-studded AIDS benefit.
Jerker, or the Helping Hand
At the dawn of the age of safe sex, two men have a phone relationship.
Actors Equity Association creates the Equity Fights AIDS Committee.
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The first Easter Bonnet Competition, hosted by the company of La Cage aux Folles, raises $21,000. (In 1996, they raised $1.3 million).
Broadway Cares is founded. Kickoff includes Peter Allen, Judith Ivey, Joel Grey and Linda Lavin.
Father and son grapple with their mortality-the son with AIDS, the dad facing his wife’s recent death.
The Equity Fights AIDS Late Night Cabaret Series premieres and raises $700. (It has since raised more than $310,000.)
A Poster of the Cosmos
The first Broadway Flea Market raises $7,000. (The 1996 flea market raised $468,000.)
The Way We Live Now
Susan Sontag with Edward Parone
The first Gypsy of the Year competition raises $64,000. (1995 competition raised $1.213 million.)
The first AIDS musical. This became the second act of Falsettos, which opened on Broadway in 1992, winning two Tonys.
The Baltimore Waltz
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Someone Else in Queens is Queer
Raft of the Medusa
Before It Hits Home
The secret silence of AIDS in the black community.
My Queer Body
Broadway Bares founded. Eight dancers in rotation raise $8,000. (The 1996 Broadway Bares raised $87,000.)
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Roy Cohen/Jack Smith
The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me
A young man is politicized.
A Certain Level of Denial
The Destiny of Me
Follow-up to The Normal Heart.
Inspired by Ionesco’s play The Chairs.
Angels in America
The epic that powerfully altered the theater by thrusting the realities of the ’80s before our eyes. Won multiple awards, including a slew of Tonys and the Pulitzer Prize.
What Are Tuesdays Like?
Love! Valour! Compassion!
A hysterical account of a series of holiday weekends shared by a group of friends. Tony Award winner for Best Play; currently a feature film.
A Language of Their Own
Focuses on the Asian-American community.
A Hair for the ’90s. One of the biggest hits of the century offers a fresh look at Generation X, with a focus on AIDS.