Harvey Milk News

Date Of Birth:
May 22, 1930
Date Of Death:
November 27, 1978 (48)
Birth Place:
Long Island, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
WAKE UP with BWW 8/28/14 - IT'S ONLY A PLAY Begins, Shapiro Sisters and RELATIVITY at 54 Below, 'MOCKINGBIRD' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 28, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY, starring renowned stage duo Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, begins previews tonight, The Shapiro Sisters 'live out loud' and RELATIVITY gets a concert -- both at 54 Below -- and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD starts tonight at London's Open Air Theatre. (more...)

The Other Mirror to Premiere GODS AND KINGS, 09/5-9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Set in 'Ancient Greece,' GODS & KINGS is an original alt-rock musical that boldly brings to life the timeless fable of The Bacchae. The story centers on the conflict between the unyieldingly rational King Pentheus (Ben Garrett) and the wildly anarchic God Dionysus (Jonathan Grunert) as they struggle for influence and power over the people of Thebes. With music by Neil Douglas Reilly (Rocky, The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess) and book and lyrics by Austin Ruffer, the musical asks: Do people really have to live a life stuck between Gods and Kings? (more...)

Noah Marlowe Will Join Andrew Lippa & Kristin Chenoweth in I AM HARVEY MILK at Lincoln Center this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

New York - Producers Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman announced today that child actor Noah Marlowe (Mary Poppins, Act One) will play "Young Harvey Milk" in the New York premiere of Tony and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa's new oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk, set for Monday, October 6 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. Mr. Marlowe originated the role in I Am Harvey Milk's world premiere performance in San Francisco and can be heard on the Original Cast Recording. (more...)

Music of Conrad Cummings Set for TWO PREMIERES AND A REUNION at The National Opera Center, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

American Opera Projects and LivelyWorks present Two Premieres and a Reunion, a special evening of music by composer Conrad Cummings Wednesday September 10th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan. (more...)

TNC to Stage OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two new American operatic musical adaptations from classical works, Seymour Barab's operatic parody Out the Window based upon Georges Feydeux's farce 'Par La Fenetre;' and Rappaccini's Daughter, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic short story, with libretto by Linsey Abrams and music by Michael Cohen. Lissa Moira directs. (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus to Open 37th Season with Annual CRESCENDO Event, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) announced Crescendo, the annual season preview event that kicks-off the 37th season, on Sunday, September 28, 2014, from 12 - 3 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel (757 Market Street, San Francisco). The Sunday brunch includes a preview of selections from the upcoming season, which will feature concerts that provide a musical journey that is equal parts festive, fearless and fabulous! With proceeds benefiting SFGMC, Crescendo includes a silent and live auction and an awards ceremony that will pay tribute to Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz, GRAMMY winner Leslie Ann Jones and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Tickets for Crescendo range in price from $150 to $2,500 and are available now by visiting www.SFGMC.org/crescendo. (more...)

Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient Sara Cooper'S THINGS I LEFT ON LONG ISLAND Set to Play New York International Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Roadie Soadie Productions will present the world premiere of Things I Left On Long Island, a new play by 2014 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient Sara Cooper in the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andrew Lippa, Ray Rothrock and More at 2014 TheatreWorks Honors Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

A glittering group representing theatre and technology worlds celebrated a beautiful friendship Saturday night when TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, staged its annual TheatreWorks Honors gala June 21 at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, this year paying tribute to Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning Broadway composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) and Ray Rothrock, Partner Emeritus of pioneering venture capital firm Venrock. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

San Diego Fringe Festival Presents MISS M SAVES THE UNIVERSE!, 7/5-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

Breakthrough Workshop Theatre, a rising San Diego-based educational theatre, announces the World Premiere of MISS M SAVES THE UNIVERSE! (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Wins Soundtrack Category for I AM HARVEY MILK at 2014 Independent Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) named winner for "I Am Harvey Milk" in the Soundtrack / Cast Recording Album category at the 13th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs). "I Am Harvey Milk" is an emotional celebration of an American icon. Part choral work, part theater piece, it weaves the story of Harvey Milk's life -- from boyhood to his rise as the first openly gay man to hold public office in California and to his untimely assassination. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's I AM HARVEY MILK Wins 'Best Soundtrack/Cast Recording' at Independent Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

The original cast recording of Andrew Lippa's I Am Harvey Milk was just named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as the winner of Best Soundtrack/Cast Recording in The 13th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent music and fans. Representing the broad spectrum of today's global independent music scene, the nominees in over 80 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Greenland and Europe. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LIFE OF THE PARTY, Menier Chocolate Factory, May 30 2014
by Nick Morrison - Jun 01, 2014

Life of the Party is a rollicking evening, showcasing Andrew Lippa as a singularly talented theatre songwriter. His work and a supremely talented cast make the show a delight for existing fans of the composer and for those neophytes ready to be converted. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory's 'THE LIFE OF THE PARTY' Andrew Lippa Tribute Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Performances begin tonight for The Life of the Party - A Celebration of the Songs of Andrew Lippa, a spectacular evening with one of Broadway's most exciting composers and lyricists with David Babani, Artistic Director of the Chocolate Factory, directing alongside an Olivier Award winning creative team. Lynne Page - Choreography, Gareth Owen - Sound Design, Tim Lutkin - Lighting Design and Morgan Large - Set and Costume Design. (more...)

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY to Celebrate Songs of Andrew Lippa at the Menier Chocolate Factory, 27 May - 14 June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2014

The Chocolate Factory is delighted to invite you to The Life of the Party - A Celebration of the Songs of Andrew Lippa, a spectacular evening with one of Broadway's most exciting composers and lyricists. It takes place 27 May - 14 June 2014 at the Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Host Lambda Legal's West Coast Liberty Awards Gala, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Cheyenne Jackson will lead Lambda Legal's West Coast Liberty Awards Red Carpet Fundraising Gala as the Liberty Awards Host, which celebrates those working towards Lambda Legal's vision of equality. Bravo TV's Million Dollar Listing star Madison Hildebrand will also join in the evening's celebrations as the Red Carpet Host. This year's honorees include Scandal's Dan Bucatinsky, The Fosters Executive Producers/Showrunners Bradley Bredeweg, Joanna Johnson and Peter Paige, Congressman Henry A. Waxman, and transgender advocate Bamby Salcedo. The West Coast Liberty Awards are on Friday, June 13th, at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/23/14 - BRIDGES at B&N, THE NORMAL HEART and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 23, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale celebrate the 'BRIDGES' cast recording at Barnes & Noble today, and THE NORMAL HEART airs on HBO this Sunday! (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Presents DAZZLE: BROADWAY... OUR WAY!, 6/25-27
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

In celebration of Gay Pride month, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) Artistic Director, Dr. Timothy Seelig announced today the final concert of the 2013/14 season, DAZZLE: Broadway...Our Way! on Wednesday, June 25; Thursday, June 26; and Friday, June 27, 2014 at 8 p.m. at Nourse Theatre (275 Hayes Street, San Francisco). Featuring unforgettable renditions of songs from current and classic Broadway shows, including Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon and more, the musical extravaganza will feature surprises and twists on old favorites. Laura Benanti, award-winning star of stage and screen (Tony Award winner for Gypsy, Most Happy Fella, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie', CBS's 'The Good Wife' and NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!') who wowed audiences with her 2013 performance in SFGMC's I Am Harvey Milk, returns to San Francisco to share the stage with the men of the chorus. Tickets for DAZZLE range in price from $25 - $60 and are available now by visiting www.SFGMC.org or by calling City Box Office at 415.392.4400. (more...)

Andrew Lippa & Kristin Chenoweth to Star in New York Premiere of I AM HARVEY MILK at Avery Fisher Hall, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Producers Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman announced today that Tony and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa's new oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk, will have its New York premiere on Monday, October 6 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

Harvey Milk Forever Stamp Dedicated at White House Today
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The official first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp will take place at the White House today, May 22. (more...)

Andrew Lippa, Ray Rothrock & More to be Honored at TheatreWorks Gala, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Theatre and technology worlds will come together when TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, once again stages its annual TheatreWorks Honors gala June 21, this year paying tribute to Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning Broadway composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) and Ray Rothrock, Partner Emeritus of pioneering venture capital firm Venrock, both of whom have dedicated their lives to bringing forth vision, innovation, and creativity to arts and business communities in Silicon Valley and around the nation. Master of Ceremonies Tim Molak, Headmaster of Woodside Priory, will preside over the evening while guests enjoy cocktails, an exquisite dinner with wine pairings, live and silent auctions, and a one-night-only musical presentation created expressly for the honorees. TheatreWorks Honors will be held at 6:00pm on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club. A limited number of tables at levels $7,500 and above, and individual tickets at $1,000, are available. For more information, the public may call (650) 463-7135, email Jodye Friedman at jfriedman@theatreworks.org, or visit www.theatreworks.org. (more...)

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