Disney Theatricals, Jujamcyn Theaters, The Nederlander Organization, and The Shubert Organization have contributed matching donations in support of the New York premiere of Andrew Lippa's I Am Harvey Milk, which makes its New York premiere at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall on October 6.
I Am Harvey Milk traces the life of gay-rights activist Harvey Milk from his boyhood through his political career and his assassination in 1978. Proceeds from the event will be used to create the Harvey Milk Arts Fund at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which will provide arts education and resources to the students at Harvey Milk High School and other at-risk youth who benefit from HMI's services.
The production stars Tony and Grammy nominee Lippa in the title role, with Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth as the soprano soloist and Noah Marlowe as Young Harvey Milk. The performance will feature the Orchestra of St. Luke's and introduce the 120-member All Star Broadway Men's Chorus.
Directed by Noah Himmelstein, the production also features the creative team of Joel Fram (musical director, conductor), Michele Lynch (choreography), Andrew Lazarow (projection design), Scott Lehrer (sound design), Wilson Chin (scenic consultation), August Eriksmoen (orchestrations), and David Lander (lighting design).
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