Photo Flash: First Look at Betty Buckley, Rachel York & More in Bay Street Theater's GREY GARDENS

Bay Street Theater presents Tony Award winner Betty Buckley and Drama Desk Award winner Rachel York as Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale in GREY GARDENS, the musical, beginning tomorrow, August 4, where it will run through August 30; with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korie. Michael Wilson directs. For tickets, call the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org.

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 andheartbreaking 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 and Howard McGillin as George Gould Strong; other cast members include: Gracie Beardsley as Jacqueline; 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 Lee.

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

A "Pay What You Can" performance will be tomorrow, August 4 at 7 pm. "PWYC" tickets are limited and will be available at the Box Office beginning at 11 am on August 4. Previews are sponsored by Peconic Landing.

FREE STUDENT SUNDAY MATINEES continue this summer with Grey Gardens. 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.

TALKBACK TUESDAY with Bay Street's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, and members of GREY GARDENS, THE MUSICALcast following each Tuesday performance except for preview week on August 5. On Tuesday, August 11 Jerry Torre, the original "Marble Faun" will do a special talkback after the performance with Matt Doyle, the actor who portrays him in the show.

Photos by Lenny Stucker

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