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Bella: An American Tall Tale - 2017 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, 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!

Schedule

Running Time:

Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Playwrights Horizons


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(New York, NY)
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves)
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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.

Bella: An American Tall Tale Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of Bella: An American Tall Tale have their been?
Bella: An American Tall Tale has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2017.

What awards has Bella: An American Tall Tale been nominated for?
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Dede M. AyiteOutstanding Choreographer (The Lortels) for Camille A. Brown and Outstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for Dede M. Ayite.

What awards has Bella: An American Tall Tale won?
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Dede M. Ayite Outstanding Choreographer (The Lortels) for Camille A. Brown Outstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for Dede M. Ayite.