Sunday, December 31, 2006
This afternoon I went to the matinee of "Grey Gardens" which also could very well win the Tony for Best New Musical.
It stars Christine Ebersole and is based on the documentary of the same name about the notoriously eccentric East Hampton shut-ins Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter, "Little" Edie Bouvier Beale. Yes, it's "that" Bouvier family.
This is a sad and hilarious musical about how one of the brightest names in the social register ended up a recluse.
Without a doubt, Ebersole has a lock on a Tony for her performance. And the show's got a good shot at one because everyone loves to see someone else's dirty laundry.