A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical

A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical

After being selected for the New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2012 Next Link Project, winning five awards (including "Most Promising Musical") and becoming a finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award, A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical returns to New York City.

Performances are staged at the Acorn Theatre within the Theatre Row complex.

(Photos by Russ Rowland)

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Running time: 
1hr 35mins (no intermission)
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About A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical:

San Francisco. 1986. What could Harry, an amiable but lonely retired kosher butcher have in common with Barbara, his young lesbian writing teacher at the senior center? Is it enough to bridge the divide? When Harry fulfills a writing assignment to compose a letter to someone from his past who’s dead, he writes not to his late wife Frannie, but to Harvey Milk, the first openly gay political leader in California. Barbara is stunned. Harry's letter evokes life-changing revelations that neither could have foreseen. A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical deals with issues of friendship and loss, the grip of the past, and the hard-won acceptance set in motion by the most unexpected people.

Jerry James, Ellen M. Schwartz, Cheryl Stern, and Laura I. Kramer, based on the short story “A Letter to Harvey Milk” by Lesléa Newman
Letter Productions LLC
Evan Pappas
Christopher Akerlind
David Margolin Lawson
David Arsenault
Debbi Hobson
Cast list:
Adam Heller (as Harry) and Julia Knitel (as Barbara), with Michael Bartoli,Jeremy Greenbaum, Aury Krebs, CJ Pawlikowski, and Cheryl Stern
Other info:
Music Direction by Jeffery Lodin and Orchestrations by Ned Ginsburg
A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 21, 2018
Opening date: 
March 6, 2018
June 30, 2018

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Theatre Row

410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and Dyer Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical News & Features

Photo credit: 2018 production of A Letter to Harvey Milk (Photo by Russ Rowland)
‘A Letter to Harvey Milk’ musical charity benefit to stream in April
March 26, 2021

A Letter to Harvey Milk is the latest musical to receive a benefit reading, with money going to HIAS and The Actor’s Fund.

Our A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical Review

A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical is not about Harvey Milk, the courageous, gay civil rights leader and first openly gay elected official in California (San Francisco Board of Supervisors, 1977). It is about his loss and how that effected, Harry (Adam Heller) a retired kosher butcher who loved him as a son, and Barbara (Julia Knitel) a lesbian writing teacher at a Jewish senior center.... Read more