The Secret Life of Bees 2019

Opened: June 13, 2019
Closing: July 21, 2019

The Secret Life of Bees - 2019 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Linda Gross Theater
336 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011

South Carolina, 1964. Lily Owens, a restless white teenager, struggles with her merciless father and the haunting memory of her mother's death. When Rosaleen, her black caregiver, is beaten and jailed for asserting her right to vote, Lily's rebellious spirit is ignited. She and Rosaleen escape on an adventure where they are taken in by a trio of black beekeeping sisters. While Lily tries to unlock the secrets of her past, she and Rosaleen find solace in the mesmerizing world of bees and spirituality in this extraordinary tale of awakening, fellowship, and healing.


The Secret Life of Bees - 2019 - Off-Broadway Cast

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THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES Extends Through July 21
by Julie Musbach - June 17, 2019


Atlantic Theater Company announces a one week extension of the world premiere production of The Secret Life of Bees.

Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
by Jennifer Broski - June 17, 2019


Atlantic Theater Company's World Premiere musical The Secret Life of Bees, book by Lynn Nottage, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, directed by Sam Gold, choreographed by Chris Walker and based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd, just opened at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). The production is a limited run through July 14, 2019.

BWW Review: Lynn Nottage, Duncan Sheik and Susan Birkenhead's Beautiful and Thrilling THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
by Michael Dale - June 14, 2019


A young African-American woman living in 1964 rural South Carolina is interrupted on her way to a voter registration rally by a pair of white men who not only rough her up until she's on the ground and bloody, but convince a police officer that it was her fault.

Review Roundup: THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES Opens Off-Broadway- See What The Critics Had To Say!
by A.A. Cristi - June 13, 2019


Atlantic Theater Company' presents the world premiere of the new musical The Secret Life of Bees, book by Lynn Nottage, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, directed by Sam Gold, choreographed by Chris Walkerand based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
by Julie Musbach - June 12, 2019


Get a first look at Atlantic Theater Company's World Premiere musical The Secret Life of Bees, book by Lynn Nottage, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, directed by Sam Gold, choreographed by Chris Walker and based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
by Julie Musbach - April 17, 2019


The Secret Life of Bees begins performance on May 12 and opens on Thursday, June 13 at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). The production is an extended run through July 14, 2019

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES at Atlantic Theater Company Extends One Week
by Stephi Wild - April 17, 2019


Atlantic Theater Company announces a one week extension for the world premiere production of The Secret Life of Bees, book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, music by Tony and Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Drama Desk winner Susan Birkenhead, directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, and based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd. The highly anticipated production, which opens on Thursday, June 13th, will now play through Sunday, July 14th, 2019 Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).

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The Secret Life of Bees - 2019 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2020 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Saycon Sengbloh
2020 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Book of a Musical Lynn Nottage
2020 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical LaChanze
2020 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical Jane Cox
2020 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lyrics Susan Birkenhead
2020 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Music Duncan Sheik
2020 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Musical The Secret Life of Bees
2020 Drama League Awards Outstanding Production of a Musical The Secret Life of Bees
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Book of a Musical Lynn Nottage
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Eisa Davis
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical LaChanze
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Saycon Sengbloh
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical The Secret Life of Bees
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Score Duncan Sheik
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Orchestrations Duncan Sheik

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