WEST HOLLYWOOD — “Book of Mormon” star Andrew Rannells will discuss his new humours, coming-of-age book next week in West Hollywood.
Rannells, 40, will also sign copies of “Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood” at 7 p.m. March 20 at in City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library.
Tickets are $26 plus tax, service fee, and include a copy of the book and available here.
Andrew Rannells’ new book
On Tuesday, Rannells appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and described the book’s timeline. Rannells, who identifies as gay, was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and moved to New York City in 1997.
“It’s really about my first seven years that I lived in New York before I got my first Broadway show, which was ‘Hairspray’ in 2004,” he said. “That’s often the years that get skipped over.”
The Tony nominated actor also said that the book includes stories about him “having a lot of sex.” Oh my.
As Rannells fumbles his way toward the Great White Way, he also shares dramatic essays of failed auditions and behind-the-curtain romances, the heartbreak of losing his father, and the excitement of making his Broadway debut in “Hairspray” at 26.
‘The Boys in the Band’
Rannells most recently appeared on Broadway in “The Boys in the Band” alongside Jim Parson, Zachary Quinto, and Matt Bomer. All of the actors who starred in the play identify as gay.
Mart Crowley wrote the play, which premiered Off-Broadway in 1968, and was revived on Broadway for its 50th anniversary in 2018. The story follows a group of New York City gay men celebrating a friend’s birthday.
A film version of the groundbreaking play, which was a no-holds-barred and nonjudgmental look at gay men trying to survive in a world that despised them, was released in 1970. That movie was a milestone in queer cinema.
Rannells’ visit to West Hollywood is part of the city’s WeHo Reads program, a literary series featuring noteworthy authors at the West Hollywood Library.