Based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd, Atlantic's world premiere musical comes from the creative team that brought you "Sweat," "Spring Awakening," "Working," and "Fun Home." More…
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.
See it if You want a wonderful experience, for fantastic singing & creative but not exact retelling of the Secret Life of Bees & to see LaCHANZE
Don't see it if You are only looking for a challenging treatment of race with commentary on current racial politics - Lynn Nottage keeps it relatively light
See it if You want to see a new musical in an intimate setting with great talent. The music/lyrics are great.This is a chance to see this off-Broadway
Don't see it if You don't want to see a new musical. You didn't like the movie.
See it if for creatives Nottage, Sheik, Birkenhead and amazing cast including LaChanze and Saycon Sengbloh.
Don't see it if I’ve only seen the movie and love how they have shifted the focus of the story...
See it if You want to see an absolutely superb cast tell a beautiful story. Duncan Sheik’s score is incredibly stunning. The voices of this cast A+++!
Don't see it if You don’t want to be transported back in time to a story of prejudice & violence. A story that is just as relevant today. Leaves you in awe.
See it if The lush, gorgeous music and harmonies expressed by the women. The evocative spare staging. The dialogue about racial inequality
Don't see it if You did not like the original book, you don’t like stories involving racial injustice. You don’t like non traditional musicals
See it if you like the book or movie, are a fan of Lynn Nottage and Duncan Sheik, and want to enjoy an uplifting civil rights era personal story.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the themes of racial and domestic violence. If you prefer "grand" musicals, this has a pared down set.
See it if you like Southern tales, poignant stories.
Don't see it if you're expecting the book as you remember it - a lot of liberties were taken with the story.
See it if you want to be blown away by incredible singers and heartfelt performances. The talent onstage in this show is breathtaking.
Don't see it if you need a big dramatic payoff. There's tension, and there are challenges and disturbing parallels to today, but it's all pretty "almost."
See it if you love new musicals - this one is soulful and beautiful. Beautifully staged and sung.
Don't see it if You are looking for big, brash and sassy. This is a contemplative piece
See it if you want some good music in an innovative adaptation. Saw it early in previews.. hopefully tightened up.
Don't see it if you want a polished razzle-dazzle musical. This ain't that.
See it if you loved the book and want to see a spectacular musical adaptation.
Don't see it if you don't like to see plays based on a book you've read
See it if Want to see a tribute to strong women in the face of southern racism circa 1960s. Don’t expect new insights or moving staging, Great voices
Don't see it if You expect fresh perceptions on racism, feminism, or the search for love. This is not a bad production, it just has little new to offer.
See it if you want to see a meaningful story with fabulous singing
Don't see it if you have a problem dealing with the cruel white redneck men of South Carolina in the 50s
See it if Marvelous music, sung wonderfully with a story that holds your interest and has a reasonably happy ending.
Don't see it if Looking for a unique story. No big reveal here historically or otherwise. Maybe we expect too much from Nottage. It was interesting, but ...
See it if you enjoy musicals with more intimate staging. The singing is incredible - even if some of the writing is a little weak.
Don't see it if you expect the book........
See it if It was a great book,I didn’t read it,see the show. Moving,sensitive,wonderful
Don't see it if You might want to go to 20th street,other then that don’t miss it when returns in an other iteration
See it if you would like female powered stories told in broad swipes.
Don't see it if you are bothered by melodrama and white violence against African Americans (because it is depressing, not that the truth shouldn't be shown)
See it if For fantastic performances, intelligent writing-book, lyrics&music-and a story to stay with you in today’s too similar times.
Don't see it if You need sweet stories and clear cut happy endings. T’aint happening here.
See it if You love quiet musicals, are interested in exploring the personal fallout of the civil rights violence of the 1960s
Don't see it if You prefer big, glitzy, happy musicals
See it if You have a heart and a pulse. The singing blew me away within the first three minutes of the show and continued to delight until curtain.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable ugly crying in public - the show grabbed my heart and never let it go.
See it if you want to hear some beautiful singers singing some beautiful songs and see the onstage musicians rocking up a storm.
Don't see it if you want a seamless experience. It's a choppy show -- the music and the book don't flow well together.