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First Preview Date
February 21, 2018

Opening Date
March 6, 2018

On Sale Through
May 13, 2018

Box Office Hours
Monday - Saturday: Noon - 6pm
Sunday: Noon - to curtain

Rush Ticket Policy

We offer a limited amount of $25 rush tickets at the box office, one hour prior to each performance. Limit two per person, and based on availability. 


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.

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK was proud to be a selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s 2012 Next Link Project.

Winner of 5 awards at NYMF 2012, including Most Promising Musical.

2012 Richard Rodgers Award Finalist.

Creative Team

Book by Ellen M. Schwartz, Cheryl Stern, Laura I. Kramer and Jerry James

Music by Laura I. Kramer

Lyrics by Ellen M. Schwartz

Additional Lyrics by Cheryl Stern

Orchestrations and Additional Arrangements by Ned Paul Ginsburg

Based on the short story "A Letter To Harvey Milk" by Lesléa Newman

Scenic Design by David Arsenault

Costume Design by Debbi Hobson

Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind

Sound Design by David M. Lawson

Music Direction by Jeffrey Lodin

Directed by Evan Pappas

Produced by Lisa Dozier King

Press Agent: JT Public Relations

Marketing: Red Rising Marketing

Casting: Stephanie Klapper Casting




Adam Heller, Julia Knitel and Cheryl Stern


Michael Bartoli, Jeremy Greenbaum, Aury Krebs, CJ Pawlikowski



What is #gratitudeNow?

#GratitudeNow is a movement promoting thankfulness, kindness, and thoughtfulness via social media and beyond. 

“The most powerful facet of A Letter to Harvey Milk is the human connection and healing that can emerge when one takes the time to say thank you to those who have impacted our lives in some way for the better. #GratitudeNow is the embodiment of this movement, encouraging us all to say thanks while we have the chance. We invite everyone to join us in reaching out with words of gratitude because the time to say thanks is NOW.”
— A Letter to Harvey Milk Executive Producer, Lisa Dozier King

How do I participate in #GratitudeNow?

  1. ACCEPT: Accept your call to action

  2. THANK: Express your gratitude for someone. It can be a friend, family member or even someone you don’t know that well. It just has to be someone for who you are grateful. Record your message of thanks as a video letter.

  3. UPLOAD: Upload your video letter to social media, tagging at least three of your friends inviting them to share their gratitude with the world. 

  4. GIVE: Make a donation to the Harvey Milk Foundation in honor of the person for whom you’re grateful. 

How do I donate? 

#GratitudeNow is proud to partner with the Harvey Milk Foundation, an international non-profit NGO that promotes Harvey Milk’s inspiring legacy through human rights education and global outreach has been recognized by world leaders as one of the most effective Global LGBT rights organizations of our time. Today, the Harvey Milk Foundation provides on-the-ground support and award-winning programing alongside struggling and emerging LGBT communities on 5 continents and in over 30 nations. The foundation was founded by Harvey's nephew, Stuart Milk, and Anne Kronenberg, Harvey's campaign manager and political aide. In 1977, Harvey Milk (1930-1978) became the first openly non- incumbent LGBT elected official to a major office in the United States. He was assassinated in San Francisco’s City Hall 11 months later. For more information, please visit

To make a tax-deductible donation to the Harvey Milk Foundation, please click here or visit and select the Harvey Milk Foundation from the drop down menu! 


Do I have to donate if I share my gratitude?

No, by participating in #GratitudeNow you’re already sharing your gratitude with the world! 


Do I have to be asked to participate in #GratitudeNow? 
No! If you’re feeling grateful then you can participate and be the one to start the trend in your community by inviting your friends and family members to join the movement.



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