With a soaring score and humorously heartfelt lyrics, A Letter to Harvey Milk is a tale of friendship and loss, which explores the grip of the past and the hard-won acceptance set in motion by the most unexpected people.
San Francisco. 1986. When Harry, an amiable but intensely lonely retired kosher butcher and widower, decides on impulse to take a writing class at the local Jewish Community Center, he finds an unexpected alliance with Barbara, a young lesbian writing teacher.
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 and helps to forge an unlikely bond, one that neither could have foreseen.
"Surprisingly fierce little musical. Brimming with warmth and clandestine power.” – Zachary Stewart, Theater Mania
“A Letter to Harvey Milk is one of those rare musicals that dares to confront both LGBTQ history and Jewish history. And it does so with visceral wit, grace, and a full heart.” - David Kennerley, Gay City News
"Genuinely affecting and enjoyable. A rewarding and touching piece of musical theater." – Miriam Rinn, Jewish Standard
"Four Stars. While Fiddler on the Roof might be the quintessential Jewish musical, A Letter to Harvey Milk feels like the essence of American Judaism.” – Becca Kaplan, Plays To See
Valid Thru: June 30, 2018
A Letter To Harvey Milk
Theatre Row - The Acorn Theatre
410 W. 42nd St, NYC 10036
EXTEND BY POPULAR DEMAND THROUGH JUNE 30th
$35 (Reg. $79) through June 30th
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