Drama Desk Award Nominations Announced – ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ Nominated for Outstanding Musical

April 23, 2020

The Secret Life of Bees was nominated for Outstanding Musical as part of The 65th Annual Drama Desk Award nominations that were announced on April 21, 2020. ‘Bees’ picked up a total of seven nominations.  The list includes: Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Book of…

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The Book of Longings Released – Book Club Announced

April 22, 2020

Sue Monk Kidd released her fourth novel, The Book of Longings on Tuesday and simultaneously announced a new virtual book club created to discuss it live with readers. Moderated by four independent booksellers over four weeks in May, the talks will focus on reader submitted questions via social media by using the hashtag #thebookoflongingsbookclub. To view…

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‘The Secret Life of Bees’ Off-Broadway Musical Nominated for Three Lucille Lortel Awards

April 15, 2020

The 35th annual Lucille Lortel Awards Nominations for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced recently and The Secret Life of Bees picked up 3 nominations. ‘Bees’ was nominated for Outstanding Musical while LaChanze and Eisa Davis were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical. The awards will be presented live online on May 3 at Read the…

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UPDATED 4/15: The Book of Longings Book Tour Canceled – Virtual Tour Planned

March 19, 2020

  UPDATED 4/15: Virtual and live social media events are being announced – see the Events page for updates as they are confirmed!   A personal message from Sue Monk Kidd: All book tour events for The Book of Longings have been postponed indefinitely. I’m heartsick about this. But of course, the most important thing…

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Excerpt from The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

March 13, 2020

This introductory piece by Sue Monk Kidd describes the day she wrote the first lines of The Book of Longings, followed by a link to the full excerpt…   “I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus ben Joseph of Nazareth. I called him Beloved and he, laughing, called me Little Thunder.”   These…

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The Book of Longings UK Cover Reveal

January 28, 2020

Headline Books revealed a beautiful cover for the UK and Ireland edition of Sue’s forthcoming novel, The Book of Longings in a stunning video. Click the picture below. Tinder Press UK Pre-Order

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2020 Most Anticipated Lists Include ‘The Book of Longings’

January 8, 2020

Sue Monk Kidd’s new novel, The Book of Longings, begins to show up in 2020 ‘Most Anticipated’ lists.

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Sue Monk Kidd to Release new novel ‘The Book of Longings’

October 11, 2019

Sue Monk Kidd to Release New Novel ‘The Book of Longings’ on April 28, 2020 “I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus.” So begins the new novel from the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings, an extraordinary story set in the first century about…

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The Secret Life of Bees Debuts Off Broadway

June 13, 2019

Pictured: Elizabeth Teeter (Lily), Anastacia McCleskey (May), LaChanze (August), Eisa Davis (June), Sue Monk Kidd, Saycon Sengbloh (Rosaleen)   On June 13, 2019 Sue attended the Off Broadway debut of The Secret Life of Bees at The Atlantic Theater. Afterwards she celebrated the performance with the cast, crew and creative team. Having sold out its…

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The Secret Life of Bees Musical to Debut Off Broadway Spring 2019

September 30, 2018

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…

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