Review: “The Secret Life of Bees” and the Summer of Black Theater

The summer began with Kenny Leon’s all-black “Much Ado About Nothing” Shakespeare in the Park, and then we had Michael R. Jackson’s musing on being black, gay, and fat, “A Strange Loop,” an encore production of Pulitzer-prize winning “Fairview,” and now a musical adaptation of the beloved Sue Monk Kidd novel, “The Secret Life of Bees.” This new musical at Atlantic Theater, with…

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Christian Lewis

Theater Critic. Vassar College alum, current PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center.