The Secret Life of Bees

Atlantic Theater Company continues its 2018-2019 season with the world premiere of new musical The Secret Life of Bees, directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold and featuring a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, with music by Tony & Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Susan Birkenhead.

The musical is based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.

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About The Secret Life of Bees:

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.

By:
Music by Duncan Sheik, Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, and a Book by Lynn Nottage, based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd
Producer:
Atlantic Theater Company
Director:
Sam Gold
Cast list:
Eisa Davis (as June), Manoel Felciano (as T-Ray), Brett Gray (as Zach), LaChanze (as August), Anastacia McCleskey (as May), Saycon Sengbloh (as Rosaleen), and Elizabeth Teeter (as Lily), with Romelda Teron Benjamin, Joe Cassidy, Vita E. Cleveland, Matt DeAngelis, and Jai'Len Christine Li Josey
The Secret Life of Bees Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
May 12, 2019
Opening date: 
June 13, 2019
Closes: 
July 14, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday-7pm
Tuesday-8pm
Wednesday--
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday-7pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater

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Latest The Secret Life of Bees News & Features

LaChanze & Saycon Sengbloh
The Secret Life of Bees extends at Atlantic Theater Company
April 17, 2019

Atlantic Theater Company has announced a 1-week extension for its upcoming world premiere of The Secret Life of Bees, a new musical featuring music by Tony & Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Tony Award nominee Susan Birkenhead and a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, performances begin at Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater on May 12, ahead of an official opening on June 13 and a limited engagement now running through to July 14, 2019 (instead of July 7).

LaChanze & Saycon Sengbloh
LaChanze, Saycon Sengbloh & more to star in The Secret Life of Bees at Atlantic Theater Company
November 16, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for its previously announced world premiere of The Secret Life of Bees, a new musical featuring music by Tony & Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Tony Award nominee Susan Birkenhead and a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.