A first video is released today from the eagerly anticipated European première of the Broadway musical Grey Gardens. Olivier Award-winner Jenna Russell sings “Another Winter in a Summer Town”.
Based on the iconic film, with Book by Doug Wright, Music by Scott Frankel, Lyrics by Michael Korie, Grey Gardens, tells the spectacular real life rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s aunt and cousin, Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale – played in the London première by Olivier Award winners Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell.
Starting in 1941 at an engagement party at Grey Gardens, the Bouvier’s mansion in East Hampton, Long Island, the musical tracks the progression of the two women’s lives from American aristocrats to reclusive social outcasts living in such squalid conditions, in a home overrun by cats, that the Health Department deemed the mansion ‘unfit for human habitation’. Winner of 3 Tony awards and nominated for a further 7, along with 12 Drama Desk awards on Broadway, Grey Gardens, is from the multi award winning team behind Grand Hotel, Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel, producer Danielle Tarento and director Thom Southerland.
Jenna Russell sings “Another Winter In A Summer Town” from Grey Gardens
It was also announced today that Mark Shenton, joint Chief Critic of The Stage and London correspondent of Playbill, will host a post-show Q & A on Friday 8 January with the show’s Tony nominated creative team – Doug Wright, Scott Frankel and Michael Korie. This will be a not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear first hand from the show’s writers. Entry will be free to ticket holders from that night’s performance.
Danielle Tarento presents the European Premiére of GREY GARDENS
Book by Doug Wright Music by Scott Frankel
Lyrics by Michael Korie
Based on the film Grey Gardens by
David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Mayer and Susan Froemke
Presented by arrangement with
JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED
77-85 Newington Causeway
London, SE1 6BD
Box Office: 020 7407 0234
Saturday 2 January – Saturday 6 February 2016