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Music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie.
Principal cast includes: Christine Ebersole (Edith Bouvier Beale/"Little" Edie Beale), Mary Louise Wilson (Edith Bouvier Beale), Matt Cavenaugh (Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr./Jerry), Sara Gettelfinger ("Little" Edie Beale), Sarah Hyland (Jacqueline Bouvier), John McMartin (J. V. "Major" Bouvier/Norman Vincent Peale), Michael Potts (Brooks), Bob Stillman (George Gould Strong), and Audrey Twitchell (Lee Bouvier).
The acclaimed and award-winning musical
Grey Gardens, based on the legendary 1975 documentary of the same name, played a sold-out world premiere production at Playwrights Horizons in the spring of 2006, and when ticket
demand refused to abate, the producers announced plans to re-open it on Broadway in the fall. Starring the rapturously received Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole and Tony Award nominee Mary Louise Wilson,
Grey Gardens concerns the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who were once among the brightest names in the pre-Camelot social register but became East Hampton's most notorious recluses, living in a dilapidated 28-room mansion. For her performance, Ms. Ebersole won the 2006 Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Obie Award, and a special citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle.
"A weird and wonderful, boldly imaginative new musical." -- David Rooney,
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