The Official Goodbye Thread to the Edies/Grey Gardens (with closing pics)

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NOW : See Closing pics on page. 3 (courtesy of GYPSY 1527- thanks The Official Goodbye Thread to the Edies/Grey Gardens (with closing pics)

The Official Goodbye Thread to the Edies/Grey Gardens (with closing pics)

Grey Gardens, the unique musical inspired by the film documentary about two eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, will end its Broadway run July 29 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Following the matinee, it will have played 307 performances and 33 previews.

The producers have expressed hope for a national tour and London production of the Doug Wright-Michael Korie-Scott Frankel musical, but no details about these productions have been announced.

Michael Greif (Rent) directed the three-time Tony Award-winning musical about real-life mother and daughter society women Edith and Edie Beale, Jackie O's aunt and cousin. The musical was a highly fictionalized account of their experience.

Raves and awards were showered on Christine Ebersole for playing 50ish Edith Bouvier Beale in Act One, and her middle-aged daughter, Edie, in Act Two. She took home the 2007 Tony Award as Best Actress in a Musical. Mary Louise Wilson was named Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her Act Two turn as the haggard, witchy but lovable Edith.

It's expected that Ebersole's work in the musical will be talked about for years to come — partly because she mimics so brilliantly what was captured in the 1975 film documentary that inspired the show. "Eccentric" doesn't begin to describe broken, nonconformist Little Edie in Act Two. (For costuming her, and others, designer William Ivey Long won the show's other 2007 Tony Award).-from playbill.com


The Official Goodbye Thread to the Edies/Grey Gardens (with closing pics)
Grey Gardens
307 performances
November 2, 2006 -July 29, 2007


The Official Goodbye Thread to the Edies/Grey Gardens (with closing pics)
at the Walter Kerr Theater

The Official Goodbye Thread to the Edies/Grey Gardens (with closing pics)

A bird cage I plan to hang
I'll get to that someday.
A bird cage for a bird who flew away............


The Official Goodbye Thread to the Edies/Grey Gardens (with closing pics)

Share your thoughts & special memories with "Grey Gardens" the musical

"I feel very stongly about momentos. Memorabilia I guess you'd call it..."
by little Edie (Grey Gardens-the musical )















Updated On: 7/30/07 at 02:08 AM
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Great performances--will definitely be missed!

...but who are the EDDies? re: The 'Official' Good-Bye thread to the Eddies (GREY GARDENS)
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re: The 'Official' Good-Bye thread to the Eddies (GREY GARDENS)
Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiae
Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra
Salve, Salve Regina
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Eva
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
O clemens O pia
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I'm in Croatia right now, and have to get off the computer pretty quick, but I just wanted to post a quick "goodbye" to GREY GARDENS. I've said this many times, but this is the best show I've seen on Broadway (out of 42 I've seen), and I'm really going to miss it! I was fortunate enough to see it 3 times, and only wish I could've seen it more! The cast was astounding (kudos especially to Erin Davie- love her), and I hope to see them all onstage very soon. This was such a gorgeous show- such awesome sets, beautiful costumes, really diverse songs, and an intriguing story, and you really don't get many shows like this on Broadway. If only it could've lasted longer- I'm really going to miss walking into the Walter Kerr and hearing all those birds chirping re: The 'Official' Good-Bye thread to the Eddies (GREY GARDENS)

Best of luck to the cast and crew! And I can't wait to hear reviews from this afternoon.
My 2007/2008 Season: Grey Gardens (7/5) 110 in the Shade (7/6) Mary Poppins (7/7) Xanadu (7/7) Deuce (7/8) Spamalot (7/8) Jersey Boys (8/25) The Year of Magical Thinking (8/25) Mauritius (11/2) Young Frankenstein (11/3) Rock 'N' Roll (11/3) Pygmalion (11/4) Mauritius (11/10) Mauritius (11/21) Mauritius (11/21) Sunday in the Park with George (3/6) South Pacific (3/7) Gypsy (3/8) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (3/9)
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One of the best shows I have had the pleasure to witness four times. One of the hardest working casts out there right now. Such a shame to see this piece of art go. We can only hope that it will live on in future productions. I wish the best of luck to the whole cast. I only wish I could be there today. Thank you Grey Gardens, for an amazing and emotional run!
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Grey Gardens is one of the best shows I have seen, and I'm sad to see it go. I wish the cast and crew the best of luck.
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Best of luck to all!
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Within a blink of an eye Broadway is losing one of the most courageous shows in years. There will always be a place in my heart for the Edies! Thanks to the entire cast for the experience!
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Best of luck to Grey Gardens and all involved with it. I am truly sad to see this wonderful piece of at close. Here's to a lengthy London/tour life! From now on, the Walter Kerr will always be the birdcage for the bird who flew away. Goodbye, Grey Gardens. re: The 'Official' Good-Bye thread to the Edies (GREY GARDENS)
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I'm so happy that I was introduced to Grey Gardens by a family member.It is and will always be my favorite musical. I am very sad to see it close,and I wish the show much luck in London.I hope we get to see the cast in different shows soon.Goodbye Grey Gardens,you will be missed.
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It's a shame great theatre like this has to close, but I wish the entire cast best of luck. With hopefull thoughts for the planned Tour and West End productions!
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I wish I could see it one last time. Ah well, I got to see it twice, so I have no cause to complain! Best of luck Christine and the rest of the cast!!!!
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I was a big fan of the documentary for years and the first time I saw Grey Gardens I actually cried when Christine came out as Little Edie for Revolutionary Costume. Christine is a genius and I'll miss her and Mary Louise Wilson and the rest of the cast. It's sad that it's closing but I couldn't be more thankful that the powers that be created GG and brought it to Broadway, and that I was here to see it.
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It feels like yesterday that the Playwrights production extended for the first time.

Godspeed.
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sarah hyland is the real star of the show
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I am so completely and utterly sad to see this leave Broadway. I wish it could run for years to come, but sadly it can't. Ms. Ebersole, you better get back on stage soon!
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I'm very disheartened today to think that this show has come and gone so quickly on the Great White Way.

But I'm happy that many of you have had the opportunity to appreciate it, as I have.

Here's to Grey Gardens!

Here's to the Edies!

Long may they "wave" in our hearts and minds.
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It's a shame this amazing piece of theatre has to close after such a short run. Grey Gardens has become one of my favorite show in recent years, and I'm going to miss it so much. It hit me so hard when I saw it, and was the only show to make me cry in the theatre.

Best of luck to the cast, crew, and creative team.

And, as best12 said, here's to the Edies!
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Thanks to the gay mafia at the Tony committee and the major papers, this splendid show lost the major Tony Awards to some other show that features hotties and loud music. It seems that new shows for adults by adults has little place on Broadway. Unless of course Matt Cavenaugh performed shirtless.

GG is the new "Follies," a show underappreciated in its Bway debut that will grow in stature over the years and will be revived to acclaim.

Props to the cast and the best of luck for future productions. It's a shame that in-fighting has caused this show to shutter. I am sure they could have replaced the leads with equally interesting performers like Cloris Leachman and Catherine O'Hara.
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I'm so sad that I never got the chance to see this show on Broadway. I fell in love with it the first time I heard the music and I don't think it deserves to close at all. May Grey Gardens forever live on in future productions and our hearts.
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Like two peas in a pod. See you in London Edie xxx
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I will never forget the inimitable feeling and the intense chills that this show always leaves me with. I am incredibly thankful that I'm going to be there today, but I'm sure it won't take long for me to hop on the crying-hot-mess-wagon. Anyone in the last row of the orchestra, have no fear, I've got the tissues covered.

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My favorite musical of at least the last decade. I will miss this fascinating show terribly. It moved me in a way that mere words cannot express. I will be at today's closing performance cheering on this exquisite cast.
Updated On: 7/30/07 at 11:36 AM
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I have not been lucky enough to see the show. But I do own the cast recording. I saw Spring Awakening at the Atlantic and was blown away by it. However, from just listening to the music from Grey Gardens and seeing the clips I have seen, I just think it may have been the better show. Just from the musuc it, FEELS like what a Broadway show should be. Not to knock any other show, but I guess it is what I prefer. JMO
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Edie is flying away. That is so sad.

Congratulations on a show that will be remembered for a very long time.
I do wish the Playbill article had not used the word "mimic" regarding Ebersole's performance. It was so much more than that. So VERY much more.
PEACE.