Aretha Franklin Tribute!
Every Beehive Needs A Queen!
The Beehive Welcomes The Cast of SpeakEasy Stage Company's Production of The Color Purple To Honor "The Queen Of Soul" Aretha Franklin.
WHAT: On Monday, February 3rd, 2014, The Beehive, located in heart of The South End of Boston, presents an evening with the ladies of SpeakEasy Stage Company's production of The Color Purple (playing now until Feb. 8th) belting out the hits of American icon and unparalleled recording artist Aretha Franklin. Celebrating the voice and songbook of a legend like Aretha Franklin is not an easy task and that is why five powerhouse female vocalists have been enlisted to represent a career built on integrity, strength, longevity and, above all, fearlessness. Join Boston Center For The Arts institutions SpeakEasy and The Beehive as they form a partnership beginning with an intimate cabaret to tackle one of the greatest voices of all time.
Aretha Franklin is undoubtedly the most successful female R&B artist of all time. With a career that has spanned six decades, she emerged on the music scene with her single "Do Right Woman" and cemented her legend with her interpretations of Otis Redding's "Respect" and Carole King's "Natural Woman." A songwriter in her own right, penning her own classic "Think," she has also reinterpreted songs from artists ranging from Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. 18 Grammy Awards later and a list of honors too long to list, she is the inspiration for every young female artist with a big voice.
About SpeakEasy Stage Company
Founded in 1992 by Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault, SpeakEasy Stage Company is Boston's premier theater staging Boston premieres. Its mission is to connect, inspire, and challenge its audiences with the most socially-relevant theatrical premieres featuring the most talented artists in Boston. SpeakEasy's mainstage is the forum for the Boston premieres of new musicals and plays, showcasing works never before produced in the area.