Jonathan Ritter Opens Tonight In New Harvey Milk Musical, HERE TO RECRUIT YOU
Jonathan Ritter ("Wicked," "Finding Neverland," and "Sweet Charity") portrays Harvey Milk in HERE TO RECRUIT YOU, a new play with music highlighting the little-known theatrical career of the gay political icon. Prior to becoming California's first openly-gay elected official, Harvey Milk lived - and loved - among a group of downtown bohemian artists on the verge of re-defining the Broadway musical. It was a time (the 1960s) and place (New York City) that informed his politics and inspired his activism. Beginning in 1964, HERE TO RECRUIT YOU chronicles Milk's quest to find love, success, and a purpose in life as he transitions from Wall Street businessman to Broadway producer and, finally, to a celebrated politician whose life was cut short by an assassin's bullet.
Performances at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street) July 18th and 20th at 8:00pm, and July 21st at 4:00pm. Link to purchase tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/527
Written by Michael Boyd (who also serves as Director), HERE TO RECRUIT YOU features a pop/rock score with songs by indie singer-songwriters RYAN AMADOR, LILI ANEL, JUSTIN FRIELLO, Jeb Havens, ERIC HIMAN, Michael Holland, Levi Kreis, David Lasley, SHANE MACK, TOM McCORMACK, LUCAS MIR?, Andrew David Sotomayor, Ty Stephens, and JAKE WALDEN. Musical Direction is by Dimitri Nakhamkin.
Playwright/Director Michael Boyd was most recently represented on the New York stage with his play, SOLDIERS AND OTHER LIVING THINGS, presented as part of the Theatre at the 14th Street Y's 2018-2019 season.
HERE TO RECRUIT YOU will feature Projections by ANDY GORDANIER and Lighting Design by Kia Rogers.