The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles will present Andrew Lippa's new oratorio I Am Harvey Milk, about the late gay rights pioneer, in summer 2014 as part of its 35th anniversary season.
The oratorio for soloists and chorus received its world premiere in June with the San Francisco's Gay Men's Chorus under the direction of Noah Himmelstein. Lippa, who appeared as Milk in that staging, will repeat his performance with the GMCLA July 19-20 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
"I Am Harvey Milk is our 60-minute oratorio capturing the colorful and tragic life of Harvey Milk, from his childhood, to his rise as the first openly gay man to hold public office in California, to his untimely assassination. Part choral work and part theater piece, I Am Harvey Milk is an exceptional and emotional celebration of a true American icon," according to GMCLA.
A cast recording of the San Francisco premiere of I Am Harvey Milk, which also featured Laura Benanti as a soloist, will be released this fall.
Lippa is the composer-lyricist of Big Fish, The Addams Family, The Wild Party and john & jen, among others.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You