Off-Broadway's "The Secret Life of Bees" Draws High Praise from Theater Critic Michael Bourne

Jul 12, 2019

"The Secret Life of Bees" is a new musical written by Lynn Nottage
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The theatre season is just getting started, it's way too soon to predict theatre awards -- but theater critic Michael Bourne says he's seen a winner off Broadway, The Secret Life of Bees.

The Secret Life of Bees, is a new musical was 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), and directed by Tony winner Sam Gold (Fun Home); based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.

The show is running at the Linda Gross Theater.

Click above to hear Michael Bourne's review.