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Rachel York & Betty Buckley-Led GREY GARDENS Will Play the Ahmanson Theatre in Summer 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that GREY GARDENS has replaced TITANIC in the 2016 line-up at LA's Ahmanson Theatre. The production will be led by Rachel York and Betty Buckley, who both starred in a production at Bay Street Theatre earlier this year. This is the first time that the beloved Tony Award-nominated musical has been presented in Los Angeles.

Directed by Michael Wilson, the show will run July 2 through August 14, with the opening set for July 10, 2016.

The haunting and beguiling tale of love, loss and nonconformity has a book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie and direction by Michael Wilson. It is based on the film GREY GARDENS by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Mayer and Susan Froemke.

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 Bay Street cast included: Betty Buckley as Edith Bouvier Beale and Rachel York as "Little" Edie Beale/Edith Bouvier Beale andHoward McGillin as George Gould Strong; other cast members include: Gracie Beardsley as Jacqueline; Matt Doyleas Joe/Jerry; James Harkness as Brooks Sr./Brooks Jr.; Sarah Hunt as Young Edie; Simon Jones as Major/Peale; and Dakota Quackenbush as Lee.

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