The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical. Composed by Michael Korie and Scott Frankel. Applause Libretto Library. Softcover Libretto . 150 pages. Published by Applause Books (HL.314780).
Item Number: 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