location

336 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011

The Secret Life of Bees Poster

The Secret Life of Bees

Buy Ticketsbuy tickets

Prices from: $290

May 10 - June 23, 2019

The brand new world premiere musical with a multi-award winning creative team!

Why See The Secret Life of Bees?

MusicalsOff Broadway Shows

The World Premiere of The Secret Life Of Bees Musical

Based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees is set to take its Off Broadway bow as part of the Atlantic Theater Company's brand new 2018/19 season. Helmed by Sam Gold, the Tony-winning director behind Broadway smash hit Fun Home, the beloved coming of age story gets the musical treatment with a stunning new score by Grammy and Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik and book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.

Set in South Carolina in the 60s, the story follows 14 year old Lily Owens. On the cusp of womanhood, Lily is haunted by her mother's death and abused by her tyrannical father. Her one solace is found in Rosaleen, her black caregiver, who rebells against the social injustice of the day when she asserts her right to vote. Inspired by Rosaleen's bravery, she escapes with her caregiver to the town that holds the key to her mother's mysterious past. Taken in by a trio of bee-keepers called the Boatwright sisters, the pair find solace, spiritual healing and long awaited answers.

show content hide content

Additional Information

Dates

Opening night: 10 May 2019

Cast and Creative

Cast

LaChanze as August Boatwright
Saycon Sengbloh as Rosaleen
Elizabeth Teeter as Lily 
Eisa Davis as June
Manoel Felciano as T-Ray
Brett Gray as Zach 
Anastacia McCleskey as May

Ensemble includes
Jai'Len Christine Li Josey, Romelda Teron Benjamin, Joe Cassidy, Vita E. Cleveland, and Matt DeAngelis. 

Additional casting TBA. 

Creative

Featuring a book by Lynn Nottage
Music by Duncan Sheik 
Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead

About New York City Theater: We are an independent show guide not a venue or show. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets and prices may be above or below face value.

Next available performances

Fri, Jun 21

-

$290

Sat, Jun 22

-

-

Sun, Jun 23

-

-

View all times and dates

What you thought

Seen The Secret Life of Bees? Loved it? Hated it?

Help your fellow New York City Theater visitors by leaving the first review!

Write a review now

Nearby

Venue home

Venue home

location

Location

restaurantsDiningRestaurants
parking

Parking

hotels

Hotels

Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word

Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about The Secret Life of Bees at Linda Gross Theater.

Keep up to date

I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.

You might also like

Open Run

The Prom

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

Such a joyful hoot. With its kinetic dancing, broad mugging and belty anthems, it makes you believe in musical comedy again.

Open Run

The Band's Visit

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by.

Open Run

Mean Girls

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

...a delightful and energetic tuner packed with strong performances, engaging numbers and eye-popping visuals.

Please note: The term Linda Gross Theater and/or The Secret Life of Bees as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Linda Gross Theater and/or The Secret Life of Bees and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Linda Gross Theater and/or The Secret Life of Bees and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.