This timeless musical masterpiece celebrates the soaring sounds and hopeful spirit of America at the dawn of the last century.
To the syncopated rhythms of an optimistic new age, this unforgettable theatrical tapestry interweaves the delights of vaudeville, baseball, and nickelodeon with the hurly-burly of labor rallies and racial unrest, tracing the lives of an enterprising Jewish immigrant, a courageous Harlem pianist, and an upper-class wife brilliantly combined in a jubilant, melting pot tribute to the American Dream.
The play provides a fascinating perspective on the actors Edwin Booth, his infamous brother, John Wilkes Booth, and their father, actor Junius Brutus Booth. A rich portrait of this most famous theater family and how their private jealousies, wounds and rivalries changed the course of American history.
Twenty-five years after its world premiere, Harvey Milk returns to San Francisco. Hailed as
The best new American opera in many years, the 1995 premiere was barely sixteen years after the murders. The opera was seen as
ripped from the headlines, though that was never the intent. For this new production, Stewart Wallace & Michael Korie have radically reimagined the score with an emphasis on its mythic elements as a celebration of Harvey Milk's life. Appropriately, this premiere coincides with Harvey Milk's 90th Birthday and is proudly part of a city-wide celebration.