By Adam Hetrick
01 Apr 2013
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Big Fish producer Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus and Jessica Leventhal produce the work that features original music and lyrics by Lippa (Big Fish, The Wild Party, The Addams Family, jon & jen) and utilizes some of Milk's actual words for the text.
Noah Himmelstein, who assistant-directed the Broadway revival of Golden Boy and the new musical The Bridges of Madison County, will stage the two performances of I Am Harvey Milk June 27-28 at the Nourse Auditorium in San Francisco. The work is a SFGMC commission.
Following the San Francisco premiere, the work will be made available for choruses to perform across the U.S.
According to SFGMC, "I Am Harvey Milk 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 to his assassination. Part choral work, part theater piece, I Am Harvey Milk is an emotional celebration of an American icon."
For tickets visit sfgmc.org.