Tony Winner Betty Buckley & Rachel York Will Lead ‘GREY GARDENS’ in Sag Harbor This Summer

Broadway World

May 28, 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced that Tony Award winner Betty Buckley and Drama Desk Award winner Rachel York will star as Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale in GREY GARDENS, the musical, August 4 – 30; with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korie. Michael Wilson directs. The show is currently only available as part of a 2015 Mainstage Season Subscription, which are available by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at Single tickets will go on sale beginning June 1.

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 this year. Set at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold 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.

The cast stars Betty Buckley as Edith Bouvier Beale and Rachel York as “Little” Edie Beale/Edith Bouvier Beale; other cast members include: Gracie Beardsley as Lee; Matt Doyle as Joe/Jerry; James Harkness as Brooks Sr./Brooks Jr.; Sarah Hunt as Young Edie; Simon Jones as Major/Peale; and Dakota Quackenbush as Jacqueline.

The production team includes Hope Clarke (Choreography), Andy Einhorn (Music Director), Jeff Cowie (Set Design), Robert Wierzel (Lighting Design), Ilona Somogyi (Costume Design), Heather Urgina (Props), Charles Swan (Assistant Director), Robert Bennett (Production Stage Manager), Denice Yaney (Assistant Stage Manager), and Stewart/Whitley (Casting).

“I am very excited to have a dream cast and creative team joining us for GREY GARDENS at Bay Street this summer!” says Scott Schwartz, Artistic Director for Bay Street Theater. “The brilliant Betty Buckley and Rachel York will bring humanity, depth, and humor to Big and Little Edie Beale, women who are part of the shared heart and history of the Hamptons. They are joined by a cast of dazzling actors and award-winning designers, and we welcome them all. I am confident that under Michael Wilson’s inspired direction, this production will be a perfect finale for our 2015 season and an event not to be missed.”

A “Pay What You Can” performance will be on August 4 at 7 pm. “PWYC” tickets are limited and will be available at the Box Office beginning at 2 pm on August 4. Previews are sponsored by Peconic Landing.

FREE STUDENT SUNDAY MATINEES return this summer for the Mainstage Season. High School and College students can receive (1) FREE admission for the 2 pm performance of GREY GARDENS, THE MUSICAL. Student ID must be shown. Based on availability.

Returning this year is TALKBACK TUESDAY with Bay Street’s Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, and members of GREY GARDENS, THE MUSICAL cast following each Tuesday performance except for preview week on August 5.