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Grey Gardens - West End

Based on the film by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer and Susan Froemke

Facing an uncertain future, Edith Bouvier Beale (age 79) and her adult daughter, "Little" Edie (age 57) , are forced to revisit their storied past and come to terms with it – for better, and for worse.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
Playwright and Your Program Is Your Ticket podcast Creator/Host/Producer Sean Chandler's new musical Running: The Musical co-written with Joseph Jefferson award-winning Chicago Composer Leo Schwartz recorded five music videos from nine different locations and three different states during the COVID-19 lockdown.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced the 2020-2021 class of Fellows. The 20-year-old program propels the most promising creative talents to their full potential to help shape the future of theater. This season's class includes six musical theater writers and four playwrights, who were selected from more than 500 applicants.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Edmund Bagnell, 1st Violinist & vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well-Strung, will star in the New York premiere of He Plays The Violin at Feinstein's/54 Below on Nov. 25 at 9:30 PM. The show is being developed by New Works Provincetown at The Art House this fall and includes a brand new song written for Mr. Bagnell by Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens & War Paint). Through stories and song, the evening celebrates all things music, from classical to standards and from pop to Broadway, and of course with a good dose of fiddle thrown in. This piece shows a different side of Edmund Bagnell in this personal and uplifting journey through music, and is written by and starring Edmund Bagnell, conceived by Mark Cortale, music directed by Matt Aument and directed by Michael Schiralli.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
What will two Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwrights have to say to each other in a room full of critics about creating drama based on real-life characters and events?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
A Christmas Carol is now in previews on Broadway! The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only following critically acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story, starring Campbell Scott ('House of Cards,' Dying Young) as Ebenezer Scrooge. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Ashley and Tony Award-nominee Penny Fuller will star in a reading of Wharton/Williams, a work based on the short stories of novelist Edith Wharton and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams. Adapted by award-winning playwright/librettist Charles Leipart, Wharton/Williams will be directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Wilson.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Legendary, multi-award winning actress/singer Betty Buckley returns to Café Carlyle, March 10 a?" 21. Her career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She's received a sea of accolades including a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. She's a 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, and the 2017 recipient of the Julie Harris Award from The Actor's Fund for Artistic Achievement. Betty Buckley just completed a national tour of the new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! produced by Scott Rudin.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
Edmund Bagnell, 1st Violinist & vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well-Strung, will star in a summer-long run of the new solo show He Plays The Violin at Provincetown's Art House Theatre, set to open on June 30, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2020
Films from throughout cinematic history have been brought to the Broadway stage for years. Which shows do you pick in each decade?
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
As theatre fans everywhere prepare for a while longer without Broadway, BroadwayWorld wants to make sure that you stay sane while social distancing. What better time to brush up on some of the movie musicals you always wanted to see, but never had the time to; or to listen to that cast recording that always eluded you; or watch that Youtube performance that everyone's been talking about?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
The winners of the 2020 Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater were announced today by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In the Green by Grace McLean AND The Loophole by Jay Adana and Zeniba Now Each musical received a Staged Reading Award.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
DIANA is officially in previews on Broadway! Tony Award®-winning director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) and the writers behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis (Joe DiPietro and David Bryan) bring us face-to-face with one of the 20th century's most compelling figures in this landmark musical event, featuring an epic and sweeping contemporary score with music supervision and arrangements by Olivier Award® winner Ian Eisendrath, choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine, and Diana's iconic style reimagined by six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long.
by Keith Waits - Mar 17, 2020
Some art demands you be in the room. Theatre and visual art certainly, and while we can listen to brilliant recordings of orchestral music; the thrill of the concert hall still commands attention.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2020
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre announced this afternoon that all remaining performances of the musical GREY GARDENS will be cancelled for the foreseeable future. The production began previews on Friday, March 6 and played five performances. The last performance was the final preview, Saturday, March 14.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2020
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's Grey Gardens performances will continue as scheduled.
by Spencer Glass - Mar 13, 2020
In today's very special episode, Spencer is joined by Grey Henson to give us a history lesson on one of his favorite under-rated musicals- Grey Gardens. Watch below as he tells us all about the show and performs 'Another Winter in a Summer Town' with Spencer. This episode features videography by Dan Tracy, with Michael Liepper on piano and Jessica Wang on cello.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will again present I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been on April 26, 2020, at 9:30pm. Everyone has dreams that we fear will pass us by.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
WaterTower Theatre announced that it will round out its 2019-20 season with video on demand filmed presentations of I Am My Own Wife this July and a star-studded concert event in August.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
Christine Ebersole and Lawrence Yurman are this week's guests on Cabaret Corner! For over 30 years two-time Tony Award winning actress Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage, in television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
According to Variety, developmental lab series New Works Provincetown, which celebrated it's first season in 2019, has commissioned a new musical from Jonathan Tolins (Buyer & Cellar) and Scott Frankel and Michael Korie (War Paint, Grey Gardens).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale has announced that Edmund Bagnell, 1st Violinist & vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well-Strung, will bring his new solo show He Plays The Violin in Provincetown this summer the The Crown & Anchor's new outdoor waterside venue, from August 5 to September 2.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's production of Paul Gordon's Pride and Prejudice is now streaming on Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Get ready to swoon! Catskill's adventurous Bridge Street Theatre launches its 2020 Season with a special Valentine's Day Weekend benefit performance of Edmund Bagnell's a?oeHe Plays the Violina??. This wide-ranging autobiographical solo cabaret act will be presented on Saturday evening February 15, 2020 at 7:30 in the theatre's Mainstage, located at 44 West Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are kicking off the new year with a star-studded January schedule! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, under the direction of Scotty Barhart and special guest vocalist Carmen Bradford; Karrin Allyson as she pays tribute to Mose Allison; and the Hot Sardines, among others!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Drama Desk Award nominee Erin Davie, currently in rehearsals for the Broadway production of DIANA, is the latest guest star to join FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE, a benefit concert for Australia created by and starring acclaimed performer Erin Leddy (ANYTHING GOES) and award-winning actor Tim Realbuto (who currently stars in the Indie hit YES, based on his stage play).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced today that it will stage the World Premiere musical The Notebook, based on the classic best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks that inspired the hugely popular film. The musical adaptation features music and lyrics by multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson with book by playwright Bekah Brunstetter-best known as a writer and producer on NBC's hit series This Is Us.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
The Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows program will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Fellows class on Saturday, February 1st. They will close at midnight, Eastern time, on March 1.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Cast and crew were announced today for Theo Ubique's production of the hilarious and heartbreaking musical GREY GARDENS, to be performed at the Howard Street Theatre at 721 Howard St., Evanston, from March 6 to April 26, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
The Wallis and Mark Cortale present An Evening With Christine Ebersole on Friday, February 28, 2020, 7 pm, in the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' Bram Goldsmith Theater. The two-time Tony Award-winning star of 42nd Street and Grey Gardens returns to The Wallis to perform music from the American Songbook, Broadway and more. With music direction by Lawrence Yurman and special guest Scott Frankel, composer of War Paint and Grey Gardens, the evening is directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Smash, Patti LuPone on Broadway).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
The Kleban Foundation celebrates the 30th anniversary of the annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre with the announcement of the 2020 prize winners.
by Gil Kaan - Feb 6, 2020
The much lauded and much admired Broadway leading lady Christine Ebersole will be bringing AN EVENING WITH CHRISTINE EBERSOLE for one night only at The Wallis February 28, 2020. Winner of two Tony Awards (42nd STREET and GREY GARDENS), Christine, in between her many theatrical engagements (and present television gig), ventures out in cabaret settings as her effervescent self, showcasing her gorgeous vocals and charming wit. In a delightful phone conversation, Christine answered my questions with sharp quips as only a seasoned comedienne would. (She was a Saturday Night Live cast member, after all!) Lots of laughing between us!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 4, 2020
The 30th Annual Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre reception was held on Monday, February 3.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Edmund Bagnell, 1st Violinist & vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well-Strung, will star in the New Orleans premiere of He Plays The Violin at Cafe Istanbul in New Orleans on April 10 at 8 PM. The show was developed by New Works Provincetown at The Art House this fall and includes a brand new song written for Mr. Bagnell by Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens & War Paint).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
The Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows program will close at midnight, Eastern time, on March 1.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Former Artistic Director Michael Wilson will return to Hartford Stage in March to direct the original play which inspired the Academy Award-winning film The King's Speech. Written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter David Seidler, the play tells the true story of King George VI, his speech therapist Lionel Logue, and a friendship that helped steer the course of history. The King's Speech will run Thursday, March 19, through Sunday, April 19.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2020
Today's top stories: Read the reviews for West Side Story, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is going back to school with the regional premiere drama, Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau, the acclaimed MacArthu 'Genius' Grant playwright. This 2018 Obie Award-winning play powerfully brings an urgent conversation to the forefront, compassionately probing the limits of our education system and a mother's fight to give her son a future-without turning her back on the community that made him who he is. Directed by Ron OJ Parson. Production Sponsor is The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
The Theatre Company presents its inaugural production, The Moors by Jen Silverman, March 18-April 11. Founded with the intention of transforming found spaces with bold, theatrical endeavors, The Theatre Company has chosen Copeland Commons at Taborspace in the heart of SE Portland's Mt. Tabor neighborhood as their non-traditional performance venue. While Copeland Commons has hosted small scale concerts and other arts events in the past, TTC's production of The Moors marks the first time a professional theatre company has staged a multi-week residency in the space. Co-Artistic Directors Jen Rowe and Brandon Woolley chose the venue specifically for its connection to the community and the story being told.
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK star DALE SOULES guest stars in the highly-anticipated Season 3 of the phenomenally successful THE MARVELOUS MRS MAISEL which begins streaming Friday, December 6 on Amazon Prime Video. Soules plays Margaret, the unflappable secretary to Angie, boss at the Phoenician Hotel.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
Broadway cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf (Bridges of Madison County, A Little Night Music) will host an evening that explores beautiful melodies from Broadway and beyond. With Scots-born guitarist Steve Gibb, Mairi will also celebrate Robert Burns Night by weaving in some of Scotland's most beloved melodies, and inviting her guests to perform their own versions of Burns' timeless poetry. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Producer Mark Cortale's 2019-20 Broadway @ NOCCA series is set to take a superstar leap into the New Year with Liz Callaway, Tony nominee for Baby and star of Cats and Miss Saigon on Broadway as well as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney's animated Aladdin series of films, on Saturday, January 11 at 8:00 PM. She makes her NOLA series debut joined by music director and host Seth Rudetsky and special guest, New Orlean's own Bryan Batt.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
The Wallis and Mark Cortale present AN EVENING WITH CHRISTINE EBERSOLE on Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:30 pm, in the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' Bram Goldsmith Theater. The two-time Tony Award-winning star of 42nd Street and Grey Gardens returns to The Wallis to perform music from the American Songbook, Broadway and more. With music direction by Larry Yurman and special guest Scott Frankel, both of whom worked with Ebersole on Broadway's War Paint and Grey Gardens, the evening is directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Patti LuPone on Broadway, Nathan Lane, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rufus Wainwright).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Actor's Express continues its 32nd season with the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home based on Alison Bechdel's bestselling graphic memoir of the same name. This wholly original musical took Broadway by storm and cemented itself as one of the landmark musicals of our time. Directed by Artistic Director Freddie Ashley, Fun Home dives into Alison's past to trace the sequence of childhood events that made her the adult she is today. In doing so, she initiates a journey of reconciliation with her late father, whose mercurial and secretive personality kept the two apart at the precise moments they should have been closest. This musical of coming of age and coming out tells a tale of what happens when you finally see your parents through grown-up eyes.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, begins the new year with the world premiere Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and written with Richard Curtis. Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber begins performances Thursday, January 30, 2020, and will continue through Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the major sponsor of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2019-2020 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. Opening Night is Sunday evening, February 9, 2020 at 7:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
Chester Theatre Company (CTC) has announced its first virtual performance, The Story of King Lear, a 50-minute telling of the Shakespeare classic adapted and directed by CTC Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer. The show will air at 7:00pm (eastern) on Thursday, August 27, and will be available for viewing through Sunday, August 30.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2020
The upcoming release of the e-book “Musical Misfires: Three Decades of Broadway Musical Heartbreak” by Mark A. Robinson and Thomas S. Hischak will be the first work to look in depth at musicals since 1989 that “misfired” on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2020
Yesterday, BroadwayWorld was saddened to report the passing of lighting designer Howell Binkley after a battle with lung cancer. Members of the theatre community have been paying tribute to Binkley on social media.
by BWW Prompts - Apr 21, 2020
We want to hear from you! We're starting #BwayWorldPrompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation.