Hot Clip of the Day: Honoring Larry Kramer and his NORMAL HEART

Last updated May 28th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff
Hot Clip of the Day: Honoring Larry Kramer and his NORMAL H…

Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.

The Normal Heart on Broadway (Jim Parsons and Company)

Ulterior Motives: Yesterday, we lost the extraordinary playwright Larry Kramer at the age of 84. His semi-autobiographical play The Normal Heart painted a picture of the devastation of the AIDS epidemic within the gay community. After its Off-Broadway premiere in 1985, the play was produced on Broadway in 2011 winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. Kramer was a longtime, passionate activist for the fight against AIDS giving a voice to something that was not being discussed. He was instrumental in the creation of the Gay Men's Health Crisis and ACT UP in the 1980's.

Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: In this brief glimpse of the critically acclaimed revival, we see Jim Parsons' character Tommy Boatwright discussing his encounter at the hospital reuniting a mother with her dying son. The entire clip, and frankly this entire revival, was an ultimate moment.