Uzo Aduba will star in a Powerhouse reading of The Secret Life of Bees.
Uzo Aduba will star in a Powerhouse reading of The Secret Life of Bees.
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Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced complete casting for the 33 Powerhouse Season's upcoming musical workshop production of The Secret Life of Bees, based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd.

Two-time Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) headlines the cast in the role of Rosaleen, joined by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie winner Eisa Davis (House of Cards, Passing Strange) as June, Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus) as Lily, Kecia Lewis (Dreamgirls) as August, Ben Davis (La Bohème) as T. Ray, and Odiseas Georgiadis as Zach, with an ensemble featuring Akron Watson (The Color Purple), Rory Donovan (Finding Neverland), and Peter Matthew Smith (Hairspray).

In addition, Powerhouse has added a special Sunday matinee performance of The Secret Life of Bees by popular demand. The show will be presented in the Vogelstein Center for Drama & Film on July 27 at 8pm, July 28 at 8pm, July 29 at 2pm and 8pm, and July 30 at 2pm.

As previously announced, The Secret Life of Bees features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat), music by Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), lyrics by Tony and Drama Desk nominee Susan Birkenhead (Ain't Misbehavin'), and directed by Tony winner Sam Gold (Fun Home).

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