Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced it will close out its 2015 Mainstage season with Grey Gardens, the musical with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korie.
“I am very excited we will bring the daring musical Grey Gardens to Bay Street this summer,” said Scott Schwartz, the artistic director for Bay Street Theater. “This is a story set in the heart of the East End and that is woven into the social fabric of our community. What a thrill it will be to see the lives of the Beales unfold onstage just miles from their now infamous home. This musical is entertaining and complex, featuring a terrific score and delicious characters. With this production, Bay Street will continue to share innovative, contemporary musical theater with our audience.”
Grey Gardens tells the story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis. It is based on the 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015. Set at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, the musical follows a mother and daughter on their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to notorious recluses in a crumbling house filled with memories and cats.
Grey Gardens will run from July 28 to August 30. Call the box office at 631-725-9500 or visit baystreet.org to reserve a Mainstage subscription.