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Edith ("Big Edie") Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith ("Little Edie") Bouvier Beale were once the toast of the New York social circle of the 1940s. Grey Gardens brings to life a delightfully eccentric tale of fallen American royalty.Once among the brightest names in the pre-Camelot social register, the Beales became East Hampton's most notorious recluses. This alternately hilarious and heartbreaking saga, called "An experience no passionate theatergoer should miss" by The New York Times, chronicles their journey from giddy fortune to seclusion. The story was first told in the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens, which was adapted into this musical by composer Scott Frankel, and lyricist Michael Korie, with book by Doug Wright.

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