Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK
The musical A LETTER TO Harvey Milk debuts Off-Broadway at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre (410 W 42 Street), running through May 13, 2018. A LETTER TO Harvey Milk stars Adam Heller (Broadway: It Shoulda Been You, Elf, Caroline or Change), Julia Knitel (Broadway and National Tour: Carole King in Beautiful, Bye Bye Birdie), Cheryl Stern (Broadway: La Cage Aux Folles, The Women), along with Michael Bartoli (National Tour: Joseph/Dreamcoat), Jeremy Greenbaum(Broadway:Newsies),Aury Krebs (Regional: Rent, Hairspray), and CJ Pawlikowski(National Tour: Book of Mormon, Memphis)
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. This musical - with its soaring score and deeply-felt, surprisingly funny lyrics - 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.
Based on the short story by Lesléa Newman, the musical A LETTER TO Harvey Milk has lyrics by Ellen M. Schwartz,with additional lyrics by Cheryl Stern, music by Laura I. Kramer, book by Jerry James, Ellen M. Schwartz, Cheryl Sternand Laura I. Kramer and will be directed by Evan Pappas with music direction by Jeffrey Lodin, orchestrations by Ned Ginsburg, casting by Stephanie Klapper. A LETTER TO Harvey Milk is presented by Letter Productions LLC,Associate Producer/Production Supervisor SenovvA Production Core and is executive produced by Lisa Dozier King.
Check out photos from opening night party at Ben's Kosher Deli (209 West 38th. St) below!
Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi
Welcome to the opening night party of "A Letter To Harvey Milk"
Kevin Eccles and Hal Simon
Leslea Newman and Cathy Renna
Cast and Creatives "A Letter To Harvey Milk"
Isle of Klezbos: Rachelle Garniez, Eve Sicular, Melissa Fogarty, Debra Kreisberg, Reut Regev and Saskia Lane