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
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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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.