Grey Gardens announces full cast
The full cast has been announced for Grey Gardens, the musical which had a sold-out off-Broadway run at Playwright Horizon's ealier this year, has is to open on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre on the 2 Nov 2006, following previews from the 3 Oct 2006.
Joining the musicalï¿½s previously-announced leading ladies Christine Ebersole and Mary Louise Wilson ï¿½ are five cast members from the original Off-Broadway production and two performers new to Grey Gardens.
Recreating their performances from last springï¿½s Playwrights Horizons production will be John McMartin as ï¿½Majorï¿½ Bouvier, Bob Stillman as Gould, Matt Cavenaugh as both Joe Kennedy, Jr. and Jerry, Michael Potts as Brooks and Sarah Hyland as Young Jacqueline Bouvier.
Erin Davie plays the role of Young ï¿½Littleï¿½ Edie Beale and 9 year-old Kelsey Fowler plays Young Lee Bouvier - both actors are making their Broadway debut.
Tony Award nominee and Obie winner Michael Greif (Rent) will once again direct and Jeff Calhoun choreograph.
Grey Gardens: Once among the brightest names in the pre-Camelot social register, the deliciously eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis are now East Hamptonï¿½s 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 ï¿½ for better, and for worse.
Grey Gardens is based on the legendary 1975 documentary Grey Gardens (by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer & Susan Froemke ï¿½ a Maysles Brothers Films Inc. Production), the musical features a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife, the film Quills ï¿½ based on his own play), music by Scott Frankel (musical director for Broadwayï¿½s Falsettos, Putting It Together) and lyrics by Michael Korie (Harvey Milk, Zhivago).
The musical also unites the same creative team: set design by Allen Moyer, costumes by William Ivey, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski and sound by Brian Ronan.
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