The Secret Life of Bees

Theatre
Name: Linda Gross Theater
Address: 336 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011
Production Information
First performance date: May 12, 2019
Opening date: June 13, 2019
Closing date: July 21, 2019
External 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
Whitney White Associate Director
  
Chris Walker Choreographer
Anastacia McCleskey Dance Captain
UnkleDave's Fight-House Fight Director
Manoel Felciano Fight Captain
  
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
  
Boneau/Bryan-Brown Press Representative
  
Samantha Watson Production Stage Manager
Christopher Kee Anaya-Gorman Assistant Stage Manager
  
S.M. Payson Production Manager
Bethany Taylor Technical Director
  
Jason Hart Music Direction
John Clancy Orchestrations
Duncan Sheik Orchestrations
Jason Hart Vocal Arrangements
Antoine Silverman Music Contractor
  
Telsey + Company Casting
Dawn-Elin Fraser Dialect Coach

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

1Starting July 1st.
Awards
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Lighting Design Jane Cox Lighting Designer
2 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Costume Design Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
3 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Sound Design Dan Moses Schreier Sound Designer
4 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Choreography Chris Walker Choreographer
5 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Lead Actor in a Musical Chris Stack Actor
6 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Lead Actress in a Musical LaChanze Actor
7 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Lead Actress in a Musical Saycon Sengbloh Actor
8 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Featured Actor in a Musical Nathaniel Stampley Actor
9 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Featured Actress in a Musical Eisa Davis Actor
10 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Featured Actress in a Musical Elizabeth Teeter Actor
11 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Outstanding Musical Director Jason Hart Music Direction
12 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Best Musical    
13 NOMINATED 2019 AUDELCO Award, Director of a Musical Sam Gold Director