Adam Heller, Julia Knitel & Cheryl Stern in A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical

A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical extends at Theatre Row

A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical will now play its final performance on June 30, 2018 at Theatre Row's Acron Theatre.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Off-Broadway's A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical which began previews at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre on Feburary 21, 2018, and officially opened on March 6, has now extended its limited engagement through to June 30, 2018. It was originally booking through to May 13.

A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical is based on the short story "A Letter to Harvey Milk" by Lesléa Newman and features a book by Jerry James, Ellen M. Schwartz, Cheryl Stern, and Laura I. Kramer, with music by Laura I. Kramer, lyrics by Ellen M. Schwartz, and additional lyrics by Cheryl Stern.

Synopsis: "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."

The cast of A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical includes Broadway alums Adam Heller and Julia Knitel, alongside Michael BartoliJeremy GreenbaumAury Krebs, CJ Pawlikowski, and Cheryl Stern.

Mr. Heller was last seen on the Great White Way in the Broadway premiere of It Shoulda Been You. His other Broadway credits include Elf, Baby It's You!, Caroline, or Change, A Class Act, Victor / Victoria, and Les Misérables. Ms. Knitel made her Broadway debut in the 2009 revival of Bye Bye Birdie and went on to join the Broadway company of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, even playing the titular role on the musical's National Tour.

Under the direction of Evan Pappas, the creative team features musical direction by Jeffery Lodin, orchestrations by Ned Ginsburg, scenic design by David Arsenault, costume design by Debbi Hobson, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, and sound design by David Margolin Lawson.

A Letter to Harvey Milk - The Musical was previously a finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award and was a part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link Project in 2012, winning five awards including "Most Promising Musical".

(Photo by Russ Rowland)

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