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Betty Buckley and Rachel York to Star in Revival of Grey Gardens

Matt Doyle and Simon Jones will also appear in the acclaimed musical as it returns to New York via Bay Street Theater.

Betty Buckley will star in Grey Gardens at the Bay Street Theater in August.
Betty Buckley will star in Grey Gardens at the Bay Street Theater in August.
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Tony winner Betty Buckley (Cats) and Broadway vet Rachel York (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) will star in the Bay Street Theater's production of the musical Grey Gardens this summer in Sag Harbor on Long Island.

Based on the 1975 documentary film of the same name by Albert and David Maysles, tells the story of Big Edie (Buckley) and Little Edie Beale (York), a mother and daughter who ended up living as recluses in a run-down Long Island mansion. The musical version features a book by Doug Wright and a score by Michael Korie and Scott Frankel.

Michael Wilson (The Trip to Bountiful) helms the production, which will run August 4-30. The company also includes Gracie Beardsley, Matt Doyle, James Harkness, Sarah Hunt, Simon Jones, and Dakota Quackenbush.

Grey Gardens originally opened at Playwrights Horizons in March 2006 before transferring to Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre in November 2006. Directed by Michael Greif, the production starred Christine Ebersole and Mary Louise Wilson as Little Edie and Big Edie, both of whom won Tony Awards.

The Bay Street Theater is located just about eight miles away from the actual Grey Gardens mansion in East Hampton.

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