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The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023

MidnightUrl
#1The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 6/14/22 at 4:35pm

After a great OBW run in NYC, TSLOB will be at The Almeida Theatre sometime in 2023. A tremendous show with an original score lives on!

OFFICIAL

https://almeida.co.uk/whats-on/the-secret-life-of-bees/4-apr-2023-27-may-2023

Updated On: 8/23/22 at 04:35 PM

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RippedMan
#2The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 6/14/22 at 4:39pm

Yes! Can't wait to see how they'll stage it and what changes. Hopefully the title song got reworked but loved everything else.

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Call_me_jorge
#3The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 6/14/22 at 4:42pm

Wonder if any of the off-broadway cast will go with it?

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bwayphreak234
#4The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 6/14/22 at 4:45pm

LOVED LOVED LOVED this Off-Broadway. It was simply stunning.


"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "

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Jordan Catalano
#5The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 6/14/22 at 4:57pm

Oooooooooh! Excited to finally get to see this!!

Pashacar
#6The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 6/15/22 at 2:27pm

I couldn't stand this show, despite an absolutely stacked cast, and don't know how it keeps popping up. I hope they've made some major changes since the Atlantic run.

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ErmengardeStopSniveling
#7The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 6/15/22 at 2:31pm

Is Sam Gold continuing with it as director, or will it have a British director now?

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JBroadway
#8The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 6/15/22 at 2:48pm

Pashacar said: "on't know how it keeps popping up."

 

What do you mean? This will only be the 2nd run.

Anyway, 

I’m thrilled that they’re finally getting their long-rumored London production. Will be interesting to see if there are commercial producers attached who are trying to shepherd this back to NY, or if it’s just a “the Almeida wanted to put up the show” situation. 

I hope there’s a cast album someday, though I’m a bit nervous about a British cast being the ONLY cast album for the show. I’ll take whatever I can get to hear this gorgeous score recorded, but would prefer to hear it without a bunch of poor attempts at American accents (which is sadly the norm, I’ve found). 

EvanHansen
#9The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 6/15/22 at 2:54pm

There is a new director attached but she is American. 

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YvanEhtNioj
#10The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 6/15/22 at 3:04pm

I remember LaChanze doing an interview saying that were going to London then to Broadway. I wonder if that’s still the pipeline 


Miss Keisha? Miss Keisha? Miss Keishhhaaaa?
Updated On: 6/15/22 at 03:04 PM

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#11The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 6/15/22 at 3:16pm

EvanHansen said: "There is a new director attached but she is American."

I don't know why but Rebecca Taichman is the first to come to mind for this show.

Or perhaps Schele Williams, who seems to be announced for a lot of projects that haven't actually opened yet.

VintageSnarker
#12The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 6/15/22 at 4:55pm

Pashacar said: "I couldn't stand this show, despite an absolutely stacked cast, and don't know how it keeps popping up. I hope they've made some major changes since the Atlantic run."

I liked it well enough but compared to the book and the movie, it made the least compelling case for why Lily was even a character. 

MidnightUrl
#13The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 8/22/22 at 5:37pm

Announcement soon.

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Jordan Catalano
#14The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 8/22/22 at 6:35pm

I’m still waiting on an announcement for Elton John’s Tammy Faye musical at the Almeida this year. 

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JBroadway
#16The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 8/23/22 at 8:52am

Glad it’s official! And the other big news here is that Whitney White is announced as the new director!

The first couple shows I saw from Whitney White, I wasn’t really a fan of her direction. But I think she demonstrated a massive step up with On Sugarland - a flawed play, but White’s direction was pretty exquisite, I thought. And I think the kind of work she did in On Sugarland will translate well to Secret Life of Bees.

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RippedMan
#17The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 8/23/22 at 4:10pm

Never heard of her, but congrats to her! I loved this show at the Atlantic (except for that awful title song) and thought the direction was interesting, but excited to see what's changed.

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JBroadway
#18The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 8/23/22 at 5:23pm

JBroadway said: "Will be interesting to see if there are commercial producers attached who are trying to shepherd this back to NY, or if it’s just a “the Almeida wanted to put up the show” situation"

 

To answer my own question from earlier:

"The Secret Life of Bees is presented in association with Sonia Friedman Productions, Lauren Shuler Donner, Marianne Mills and Robert Cohen."

While Sonia Friedman seems to have taken this on, Donner and Mills were attached to the show when it was at Atlantic. So it seems there's at least some connective tissue here.

 

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jacobsnchz14
#19The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 12/6/22 at 8:43am

Initial casting has been revealed for the UK premiere of the eagerly anticipated Secret Life of Bees musical at the Almeida. 

Appearing in Whitney White's brand-new production of Lynn Nottage, Duncan Sheik and Susan Birkenhead's musical, based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd, will be Ava Brennan, Tarinn Callender, Danielle Fiamanya, Rachel John, Mark Meadows and Abiona Omonua.

BoringBoredBoard40
#20The Secret Life of Bees to Almeida in 2023
Posted: 12/6/22 at 12:09pm

When does Whitney White find time to sleep?