A Letter to Harvey Milk's original cast album is now available from digital outlets, with a physical release planned at a later date. The Off-Broadway production is currently running at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre, where it is currently scheduled to continue performances through June 30.
The May 22 release date commemorates what would have been the 88th birthday of Milk, the late politician who was the first openly gay elected official in California state history.
Based on a short story by Lesléa Newmann, A Letter to Harvey Milk centers on a retired butcher who is tasked with writing a letter to someone from his past who is dead. Rather than choosing his late wife, he chooses Harvey Milk. The musical, directed by Evan Pappas, features music by Laura I. Kramer, lyrics by Ellen M. Schwartz and additional lyrics by Cheryl Stern, and a book by the three and Jerry James.
The recording captures the performances of the show's original Off-Broadway cast, including Adam Heller (It Shoulda Been You), Julia Knitel (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Cheryl Stern (La Cage aux Folles), Michael Bartoli, Sarah Corey, Jeremy Greenbaum, Aury Krebs, Philip Hoffman, CJ Pawlikowski, and Ravi Roth.
The cast recording, released by Yellow Sound Label, is produced by Michael Croiter, co-produced by Laura I. Kramer and Jeffrey Lodin, and executive produced by Lisa Dozier King.