Thursday, October 19, 2006

Not Today, Geraldine…

It was not too long ago that we were young (ah hem…) patrons of the arts, and had the pleasure of seeing Christine Ebersole command her Tony-Award winning performance in 42nd Street. Well, we knew that she could do “damaged.” We knew that she could do “poignant.” We didn’t know that she could do “wacky recluse.” Last night, we had the pleasure of seeing it first-hand in the new-to-Broadway production of Grey Gardens. Inspired by the cult documentary of the same name, the show is a delicious tale of the famously fallen relatives of Jackie O. and their 52 cats. Grey Gardens is captivating and Ms. Ebersole is fascinating to watch in her turn as both Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Little Edie. Still in previews, the entire show isn’t quite there yet, but there’s hope on the horizon. Which is more than one could say for the Beales.

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