Bella: An American Tall Tale

Theatre
Name: Playwrights Horizons
Address: 416 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Details
First performance date: May 19, 2017
Opening date: June 12, 2017
Closing date: July 2, 2017
Links: Official Website


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Production Description
All aboard for a Western musical adventure the likes of which you’ve never experienced. As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looks to begin life anew out west, Bella takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her awaiting Buffalo Soldier. Rowdy, wild, and hilarious, Kirsten Childs (Bubbly Black Girl…) infuses this tall tale with soulful tunes and madcap antics aplenty. Giddy-up to our get-down!
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Playwrights Horizons Producer
Tim Sanford Artistic Director
Leslie Marcus Managing Director
Adam Greenfield Associate Artistic Director
  
Kirsten Childs Book
Kirsten Childs Music
Kirsten Childs Lyricist
  
Robert O'Hara Director
  
Camille A. Brown Choreographer
Rickey Tripp Associate Choreographer
Jo'Nathan Michael Dance Captain
  
Clint Ramos Set Designer
Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
Japhy Weideman Lighting Designer
Lindsay Jones Sound Designer
Jeff Sugg Projection Designer
Dave Bova Wig Designer
J. Jared Janas Wig Designer
Dave Bova Hair/Make-Up
J. Jared Janas Hair/Make-Up
J. Jared Janas Make Up Designer
Craig Napoliello Associate Set Designer
Johanna Pan Assistant Costume Designer
Alex Jainchill Associate Lighting Designer
Alex Neumann Associate Sound Designer
Dave Tennent Associate Projection Designer
  
Carol Fishman General Manager
Caroline Aquino Company Manager
The Publicity Office Press Representative
  
Erin Gioia Albrecht Production Stage Manager
Brett Anders Assistant Stage Manager
  
Matthew Frew Prop Master
Jacqueline Ford Wardrobe
  
Rona Siddiqui Conductor
Rona Siddiqui Music Direction
Daryl Waters Orchestrations
John Miller Music Coordinator
Rona Siddiqui Additional Musical Arrangements
Kirsten Childs Vocal Arrangements
George Farmer Bass
Benny Koonyevsky Drums
Winston Roye Drums
Ayodele Maakheru Guitar
Rona Siddiqui Keyboards
Benny Koonyevsky Percussion
Winston Roye Percussion
Rona Siddiqui Piano
Tomo Akaboshi Viola
Tomo Akaboshi Violin
Julie Pacheco Woodwinds
  
Alaine Alldaffer Casting

Cast
Actor Role
Marinda Anderson Ida Lou / Aunt Dinah
Yurel Echezarreta Diego Moreno / CP Conyers
Brandon Gill Nathaniel Beckworth
Olli Haaskivi Gabriel Conyers / Scooter
Ashley D. Kelley Bella
Kevin Massey Snaggletooth Hoskins
Jo'Nathan Michael Mr. Dinwiddie / Scumbucket
Kenita R. Miller Miss Cabbagestalk / Mama
Paolo Montalban Tommie Haw / Skeeter
Gabrielle Reyes Mrs. Dinwiddie / Nurse
Britton Smith Aloysius T. Honeycutt
NaTasha Yvette Williams Grandma / Spirit of the Booty
Replacement Credits

Cast
Actor Role
Clifton Oliver Aloysius T. Honeycutt
Awards
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Playwrights Horizons Producer
      Kirsten Childs Book
      Kirsten Childs Music
      Kirsten Childs Lyricist
2 NOMINATED 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Choreographer Camille A. Brown Choreographer
3 NOMINATED 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical Ashley D. Kelley Actor
4 NOMINATED 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Brandon Gill Actor
5 NOMINATED 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Paolo Montalban Actor
6 NOMINATED 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Costume Design Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
7 NOMINATED 2018 Chita Rivera Award, Outstanding Female Dancer in an Off-Broadway Show Kenita R. Miller Actor
8 NOMINATED 2018 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
9 NOMINATED 2018 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Musical Playwrights Horizons Producer
      Kirsten Childs Book
      Kirsten Childs Music
      Kirsten Childs Lyricist
      Robert O'Hara Director
10 NOMINATED 2018 Hewes Design Award, Costume Design Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
11 NOMINATED 2017 AUDELCO Award, Set Design Clint Ramos Set Designer
12 NOMINATED 2017 AUDELCO Award, Costume Design Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
13 NOMINATED 2017 AUDELCO Award, Sound Design Lindsay Jones Sound Designer
14 WON 2017 AUDELCO Award, Director/Musical Production Robert O'Hara Director
15 NOMINATED 2017 AUDELCO Award, Playwright Kirsten Childs Book
      Kirsten Childs Music
      Kirsten Childs Lyricist
16 NOMINATED 2017 AUDELCO Award, Outstanding Performance in a Musical/Female Ashley D. Kelley Actor
17 WON 2017 AUDELCO Award, Outstanding Performance in a Musical/Female NaTasha Yvette Williams Actor
18 WON 2017 AUDELCO Award, Choreography Camille A. Brown Choreographer
19 WON 2017 AUDELCO Award, Musical Production of the Year Playwrights Horizons Producer
      Kirsten Childs Book
      Kirsten Childs Music
      Kirsten Childs Lyricist