Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of Grey Gardens, a new musical with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korie. Featuring Christine Ebersole and Mary Louise Wilson, the production is directed by Michael Greif, and features musical staging by Jeff Calhoun. Grey Gardens is based on the film of the same name.
Once among the brightest names in the pre-Camelot social register, the deliciously eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis are now East Hampton's most notorious recluses, living in a dilapidated 28-room mansion. Facing an uncertain future, Edith Bouvier Beale and her adult daughter, "Little" Edie, are forced to revisit their storied past and come to terms with it -- for better, and for worse.