Bella: An American Tall Tale

Run Time:
Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 10+
Opened: May 19, 2017
Closing: July 02, 2017

Bella: An American Tall Tale - 2017 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

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All aboard for a Western musical adventure the likes of which you’ve never experienced. As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looks to begin life anew out west, Bella takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her awaiting Buffalo Soldier. Rowdy, wild, and hilarious, Kirsten Childs (Bubbly Black Girl…) infuses this tall tale with soulful tunes and madcap antics aplenty. Giddy-up to our get-down!

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BWW Review: Gentlemen Prefer Booty in Kirsten Childs' BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by Michael Dale - June 24, 2017

The recent Signature Theatre revival of Suzan Lori-Parks' VENUS, based on the true story of Saartjie Baartman, depicted a 19th Century African woman who was subjected to exploitation because of white people's fascination with her prominent posterior.  But the mood is considerably lighter over at Playwrights Horizons these days, where the title character of Kirsten Childs' joyfully old-fashioned, but sneakily subversive new musical, BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, is a 19th Century African-American woman who celebrates the attention her queenly derriere receives and uses it as a source of empowerment.

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Bella: An American Tall Tale has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2017.
Bella: An American Tall Tale has been nominated for several awards. These include Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for Dede M. Ayite, Outstanding Choreographer at The Lortels for Camille A. Brown, and Outstanding Costume Design at The Lortels for Dede M. Ayite.
Bella: An American Tall Tale has won several awards for its outstanding achievements. These include the Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, which was awarded to Dede M. Ayite. The show also received recognition at The Lortels, where it won the Outstanding Choreographer award for Camille A. Brown and the Outstanding Costume Design award for Dede M. Ayite. These accolades highlight the exceptional talent and creativity displayed in Bella: An American Tall Tale.

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