I Am Anne Hutchinson / I Am Harvey Milk

I Am Anne Hutchinson / I Am Harvey Milk

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8pm

Sunday, April 24, 2016, 4pm

The Music Center

$39 - $149

Starring Kristin Chenoweth
& Andrew Lippa

Words and Music by Andrew Lippa
Orchestrations by August Eriksmoen

World Premiere Production

featuring Colin Wheeler
The National Philharmonic
& Alexandria Harmonizers

Joel Fram, music director
Noah Himmelstein, director
Strathmore, producer
Rolando Sanz, executive producer
Produced in association with Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus & David Bloch

Centuries apart, two reluctant prophets stood up for equality and changed the world. This groundbreaking World Premiere Concept Opera combines song, movement and powerful storytelling, bringing to life the emotional tales of two American icons. 

Starring Broadway luminaries Kristin Chenoweth and Andrew Lippa, this stunning production magically weaves together the lives of 17th century women’s rights activist Anne Hutchinson and 1970s’ gay rights leader Harvey Milk. Separated by time, space, and culture, these two heroes were each lit from within by the same fierce passion for human dignity and devoted themselves to the fight for justice. This new, riveting theatrical work celebrates courage in the face of daunting odds, shining across the centuries from the hearts of two good people who achieved greatness.

The performance - scored for full symphonic orchestra and a cast of 140 actors and singers – celebrates two trailblazing stories of struggle, joy, passion, and ultimately, triumph.

Strathmore is pleased to partner with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the National Women’s History Museum, who will benefit from the proceeds of these performances.


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Related Events

This Time Tomorrow: Women in Religious Reform Movements

April 18, 7pm
Reserve your spot now for this free panel with Asra Nomani, Rabbi Esther Lederman, Jeannette Mulherin, and Elizabeth Maurer, moderated by Maureen Fiedler, host of radio’s Interfaith Voices. Separate registration is required. Register here.

Pre-performance lecture
Lavender Pen: Behind the Scenes with Bruce Cohen 

Saturday, April 23, 6:30pm
Join us for this exciting opportunity to hear from academy award-winning film producer Bruce Cohen, known for such films as Milk, American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook, and Big Fish. Learn about Cohen’s experience making Milk, the 2008 film which told the story of the civil rights hero Harvey Milk, as well as his ongoing work at the intersection of culture and policy in fighting for equal rights for the LGBT community. I Am Anne Hutchinson/I Am Harvey Milk was produced in association with Bruce Cohen.
In the Music Center, Education Room 402. Admission is included with your concert ticket. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Pre-performance lecture
Tired of the Silence: The Role of Charisma in American Social Justice Movements
with Katarina Keane, PhD, University of Maryland

Sunday, April 24, 2:30pm
What does it take to make a civil rights icon? How does a leader’s personal charisma collide with their principles and conviction to make them the face of a movement? From Anne Hutchinson to Sojourner Truth, from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Harvey Milk, compelling individuals have deeply shaped American history. Join Dr. Keane to explore the men and women whose style and spirit advanced social justice movements in our country.
In the Music Center, Education Room 402. Admission is included with your concert ticket. Seating is first-come, first-served.




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