The Secret Life of Bees

Name: Linda Gross Theater
Address: 336 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011
Production Details
First performance date: May 12, 2019
Opening date: June 13, 2019
Closing date: July 21, 2019
Links: Official Website

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Production Description
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.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Atlantic Theater Company Producer
Lynn Nottage Playwright
Duncan Sheik Music
Susan Birkenhead Lyricist
Sue Monk Kidd Based on the Novel By
Sam Gold Director
Chris Walker Choreographer
UnkleDave's Fight-House Fight Director
Mimi Lien Set Designer
Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
Jane Cox Lighting Designer
Dan Moses Schreier Sound Designer
Cookie Jordan Hair/Make-Up
Achesonwalsh Studios Puppet Designer
Cookie Jordan Special Effects
Samantha Watson Production Stage Manager
Christopher Kee Anaya-Gorman Assistant Stage Manager
Jason Hart Music Direction
John Clancy Orchestrations
Jason Hart Vocal Arrangements
Antoine Silverman Music Contractor
Dawn-Elin Fraser Dialect Coach

Actor Role
Romelda T. Benjamin Queenie/Ensemble
Joe Cassidy Clayton/Ensemble
Vita E. Cleveland Violet/Ensemble
Eisa Davis June
Matt DeAngelis Silas/Ensemble
Manoel Felciano T-Ray
Brett Gray Zach
Jai'Len Christine Li Josey Ensemble
LaChanze August
Anastacia McCleskey May
Saycon Sengbloh Rosaleen
Chris Stack1 T-Ray
Nathaniel Stampley Neil
Elizabeth Teeter Lily

1Starting July 1st.