Grey Gardens Musical Tickets

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Walter Kerr Theater

219 W 48th Street

2 Hours 30 minutes with a 15 minute intermission

November 2, 2006

Original Broadway Musical

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The critically acclaimed off Broadway hit musical about two eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis opened on the Great White Way in November at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The sold out spring engagement at the Playwrights Horizons was so successful that it was extended three times. Audiences could not get enough of this intriguing show that was based on the 1975 cult documentary.

Grey Gardens which refers to the main family’s East Hampton estate depicts the everyday lives of Edith Bouvier Beale and her adult daughter “Little” Edie. These two wonderfully eccentric people are the aunt and cousin, respectively, of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. At one time they were at the top of the East Hampton’s social register and then became the most notorious recluses living in the run down 28-room mansion for over twenty years in almost total isolation. The story takes place in two different eras; 1941 when the estate was in its prime and in 1973. Edith and Edie are faced with uncertain futures and must revisit their colorful past and ultimately come to terms with it. The show tries to explain what lead to the family’s fall from grace and how they ended up in such a bad place. Their horrid living conditions were finally exposed due to an article published in the National Enquirer, and a series of raids by the health department. After this, Aristotle Onassis, Jackie’s husband, paid for the clean up of the mansion.

The musical was written by Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie. It features two of the original cast members, Christine Ebersole and Mary Louise Wilson, both of whom have been praised for their performances. In 2001, Ebersole won the Tony award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her role as Dorothy Brock in the revival of 42nd Street. She has already received several awards for her work in Grey Gardens including the Outer Critics Award and a special citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle. She has earned such accolades for playing a dual role in the production; in the 1941 sequences she plays the mother, and in the 1973 scenes she plays the role of the daughter.

Recently, the original 1976 documentary with previously unreleased footage was made available including a new feature entitled “The Beales of Grey Gardens.” The cult documentary and success of the stage production has prompted a movie version. The film is in the planning stages but is said to star Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. In September of 2006 the Off Broadway cast recording debuted on Billboards Top Cast Album chart in the number four spot behind Wicked, Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia! This was pretty impressive considering the show hadn’t even made its Broadway debut at the time.

Grey Gardens is quickly becoming one of Broadways newest sensations. The story is quite ambitious for Broadway, but the writers seem to have pulled it off. The score is enjoyable; the songs seem to flow one after another while telling this strange story. People have always been intrigued by anything connected to the Kennedy clan and this production is no exception.

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Show Times

Wed & Sat 2pm
Sun 3pm

Tue 7pm
Wed - Sat 8pm


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Christine Ebersole
Mary Louise Wilson
John McMartin
Bob Stillman
Matt Cavenaugh
Michael Potts
Erin Davie
Sarah Hyland
Kelsey Fowler


Lyrics by Michael Korie
Music by Scott Frankel
Book by Doug Wright
Directed by Micheal Grief
Choreography by Jeff Calhoun
Scenic Design by Allen Moyer
Costume Design by William Ivey Long
Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Design by Brian Ronan
Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington
Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin
Music Director Lawrence Yurman
Music Coordinator John Miller
Production Stage Manager Judith Schoenfeld

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