“Grey Gardens”: Rachel York Sings!

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley and Drama Desk Award winner Rachel York have opened in the Bay Street Theater’s production of the award-winning musical “Grey Gardens,” in Sag Harbor. Buckley plays the role of Big Edie, the part originated on Broadway by Tony winner Mary Louise Wilson, with Tony nominee York as Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the role created by Tony winner Christine Ebersole. Every time I listen to this show I’m reminded how much I love the Sondheim-ian second act, which covers the same material as the documentary, and how much less I like the imagined first act, which takes place when the women were younger.

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