Licensing Company: DPS Inc.
The hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses.
This licensed orchestration is based on the Original 2006 Broadway Production.
This show is orchestrated to be stick conducted from the podium and has just a single keyboard book which has programming.
The Keyboard book is the primary piano book but also has lots of orchestral padding in the programming. Some of the sounds include acoustic piano, harp, celeste, strings with various articulations, bassoon, english horn, bass clarinet, guitar, wedding organ, and accordion. This book will require an advanced player who can navigate the part and the programming.
ORIGINAL KEYBOARD PROGRAMMER
Synthesizer Programmer: Randy Cohen
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Book by: Doug Wright
Lyrics by: Michael Korie
Music by: Scott Frankel
Music orchestrated by: Bruce Coughlin
Musical Director: Lawrence Yurman
Based on the film “Grey Gardens” by: David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer and Susan Froemke
Original 2006 Broadway Orchestra
Conducted by: Lawrence Yurman
Associate Conductor: Paul Staroba
Keyboards: Paul Staroba
Violin: Eric DeGioia
Cello: Anik Oulianine
Reeds: Ken Hitchcock and Todd Groves
Trumpet/Flugelhorn: Daniel Urness
French Horn: Patrick Pridemore
Acoustic Bass: Brian Cassier
Percussion/Drums: Tim McLafferty
Music Copying: Emily Grishman Music Preparation
Musical Coordinator: John Miller
Based on the cult classic documentary, Grey Gardens is a tragic, funny, and utterly unforgettable musical about two “staunch” and legendary women: Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale – the infamous aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Once the pinnacle of American high society, Big Edie and Little Edie became tabloid fodder in the 1970’s when they were discovered living alongside feral cats and raccoons in the dilapidated, flea-infested remains of the family’s East Hampton estate.
The winner of 3 Tony Awards and rave reviews on and off Broadway, the musical adaptation of Grey Gardens explores the fine lines between dependency and love, hope and fantasy, and the past and the present.