Grey Gardens (The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical). By Michael Korie and Scott Frankel. Applause Libretto Library. Softcover Libretto . 150 pages. Published by Applause Books (HL.314780).
ISBN 1557837341. 5.75x8.5 inches.
Grey Gardens is based on the 1975 Albert and David Maysles film about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's eccentric aunt and cousin. The touching – and sometimes heart-wrenching – musical adaptation explores the dysfunctional relationship between former socialite Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Little Edie, as they languish in a derelict East Hampton manor, Grey Gardens. Propelled by Christine Ebersole's tour-de-force performance, the gorgeous score, and intricate lyrics, the Broadway musical has garnered much critical praise.
“An experience no passionate theatergoer should miss.”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times