By Massimo Iacoboni
Alternating between mournfulness and transcendence, The Secret Life of Bees is a compelling musical adaptation of the best selling novel of the same name by Sue Monk Kidd. Set in the American South of the early ‘60s, the story follows two young women, one white, one black, through their common but perilous path to physical and emotional freedom. With spellbinding tunes by Tony Award winning composer Duncan Sheik, first-rate performances by Broadway divas LaChanze (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical) and Saycon Sengbloh (Eclipsed), and a book by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage, this moving piece of musical theatre warms the heart and delights the ear.
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THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES – Book by Lynn Nottage; music by Duncan Sheik; lyrics by Susan Birkenhead. Based on the Novel by Sue Monk Kidd. Directed by Sam Gold.
WITH: Romelda Teron Benjamin, Joe Cassidy, Vita E. Cleveland, Eisa Davis, Matt DeAngelis, Manoel Felciano, Brett Gray, Jai’Len Christine Li Josey, LaChanze, Anastacia McCleskey,
Saycon Sengbloh, Nathaniel Stampley, Elizabeth Teeter
Opens Thursday, June 13th, 2019 Limited Engagement through Sunday, July 14th, 2019
at the Linda Gross Theater