The segment will feature interviews with the musical's leading lady, Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, and Albert Maysles, the filmmaker of the original documentary upon which the musical is based.
The new episode will debut May 10 at 11:30 PM (ET) and will be rebroadcast May 11 at 6 PM and May 12 at 11 PM. In the New York City area, Court TV is on Time Warner Cable channel 23. Around the rest of the country, check local listings.
According to "Hollywood Heat" production notes on the episode: "Get to know Christine Ebersole, the actress now starring on Broadway as the eccentric cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Plus, meet filmmaker Albert Maysles, who directed the cult classic on which the musical is based."
For more information, visit www.courttv.com and www.courttvnews.com. Grey Gardens is currently playing the Walter Kerr Theatre. It has a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife, the film "Quills" — based on his play), music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie.
Directed by Tony Award nominee and Obie winner Michael Greif (Rent), the production has musical staging by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Big River, Grease!). For more information, visit www.greygardensthemusical.com.
"Not since Mama Rose and Gypsy has there been a mother/daughter act as hilarious, as heartbreaking and as utterly unforgettable as Edith and Edie Beale — Jackie Kennedy's most outrageous relatives," according to producers. "From the grandeur of an East Hampton high society party in 1941 to the sensational tabloid headlines that rocked the Kennedy clan in 1973, Grey Gardens is scandalously entertaining."