As we remember Harvey Milk on Harvey Milk Day, producers have announced that Grammy award nominee Andrew Lippa's new oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk, will premiere in New York on Monday, October 6 at Lincoln Avery Fisher Hall for one night only. The production is set to star Lippa as Harvey as well as Tony and Emmy award winner and past GLAAD honoree Kristin Chenoweth as the soprano soloist. I Am Harvey Milk is directed by Noah Himmelstein and produced by Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman.
The story follows the life LGBT advocate and American hero Harvey Milk from childhood to his rise as the first openly gay man to hold public office, to his devastating assassination. Proceeds from this event will be used to create the Harvey Milk Arts Fund at the Hetrick-Martin Institute where they will provide arts education and resources to the students at Harvey Milk High School, a NYC school for LGBTQ students.
I Am Harvey Milk had its world premiere last summer during the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus' 35th Anniversary Celebration Concert. The live recording of the premiere rose to #2 on the iTunes classical charts.
Tickets for the show are now available for purchase online. General seating starts at $40; premium seats start at $500. To find out more about the show or to purchase tickets, please visit the official website.