Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk, The Musical

Special To The Jewish Week

He was a martyr to the cause of gay rights. When Harvey Milk, San Francisco’s first openly gay public official, was gunned down by a fellow city supervisor in 1978, the nation was forced to confront its own discrimination against homosexuals. Now comes a new musical, “A Letter to Harvey Milk,” based on Lesléa Newman’s 1988 short story of the same name, about the friendship between a Holocaust survivor and his young lesbian writing teacher.

Michael Bartoli as Harvey Milk in “A Letter to Harvey Milk.” Peter James Zielinski
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