The Secret Life of Bees Musical to Debut Off Broadway Spring 2019
The Secret Life of Bees World Premiere Musical will debut Off Broadway during the 2019 Spring season. Presented by The Atlantic Theater Company, the musical will open at the Linda Gross Theater in New York City. The musical is written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat), with music by Tony and Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), lyrics by two-time Tony nominee and Drama Desk winner Susan Birkenhead (Jelly’s Last Jam), directed by Tony winner Sam Gold (Fun Home); based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.
“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 Atlantic Company website contains further details and ticket information.