A Letter To Harvey Milk

Name: Theatre Three (previously Acorn Theater)
Address: 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Information
First performance date: February 21, 2018
Opening date: March 6, 2018
Closing date: May 13, 2018
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
A Letter to Harvey Milk: 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.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Letter Productions LLC Producer
SenovvA Production Core Produced in Association
Lisa Dozier King Executive Producer
Jerry James Creator
Laura I. Kramer Creator
Ellen M. Schwartz Creator
Cheryl Stern Creator
Lesléa Newman Story
Laura I. Kramer Music
Ellen M. Schwartz Lyricist
Cheryl Stern Additional Lyrics
Evan Pappas Director
Jeffrey Lodin Musical Director
Amanda Connors Assistant Director
James Olmstead Assistant Music Director
David L. Arsenault1 Set Designer
Debbi Hobson Costume Designer
Christopher Akerlind Lighting Designer
David Margolin Lawsin Sound Designer
Dave Bova Wig Designer
Eric Mitchell Assistant Set Designer
Paige Seber Assistant Lighting Designer
Margaret Montagna Assistant Sound Designer
LDK Productions General Manager
JT Public Relations Press Representative
Ryan Gohsman Production Stage Manager
Michelle Lauren Tuite Assistant Stage Manager
SenovvA Production Core Production Manager
Eric Reynolds Prop Master
Ned Paul Ginsburg Orchestrations
Fred Rose Cellist
Jeff Schiller Clarinet
Jeff Schiller Flute
Tristan Marzeski Percussion
Jeffrey Lodin Piano
Stephanie Klapper Casting
Red Rising Marketing Advertising

1Credited as David Arsenault.

Actor Role
Michael Bartoli Harvey Milk
Jeremy Greenbaum Yussl
Adam Heller Harry Weinberg
Julia Knitel Barbara Katsef
Aury Krebs Lover
C.J. Pawlikowski Dan White
Cheryl Stern Frannie Weinberg
Philip Hoffman Harry Weinberg UNDERSTUDY
Ravi Roth Harvey Milk / Yussl / Dan White UNDERSTUDY
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2019 Artios Award, New York Theatre - Comedy or Musical Stephanie Klapper Casting
2 NOMINATED 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical Julia Knitel Actor
3 NOMINATED 2018 Artios Award, New York Theatre - Comedy or Musical Stephanie Klapper Casting