Grey Gardens Team Will Appear on "Working" TV Series Dec. 3 and Beyond

News   Grey Gardens Team Will Appear on "Working" TV Series Dec. 3 and Beyond The American Theatre Wing's "Working in the Theatre" series takes an in-depth look at the creation of the new musical Grey Gardens with its creative team and leading actors on CUNY TV on Dec. 3 at 5 PM.

The segment will repeat on Dec. 8 at 2 and 7:30 PM, Dec. 9 at 11 AM, and Dec. 10 at 5 PM.

The program brings together show stars Christine Ebersole, Mary Louise Wilson and Erin Davie with composer Scott Frankel, director Michael Grief, lyricist Michael Korie, and book writer Doug Wright, to discuss the critically acclaimed Grey Gardens.

Sue Frost serves as moderator.

Now on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre, "Grey Gardens brings to life both the delightfully eccentric aunt and the cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Once among the brightest names in the pre-Camelot social register, these two women became East Hampton's most notorious recluses, living in a dilapidated 28-room mansion. Set in two eras — in 1941 when the estate was in its prime and in 1973 when it was reduced to squalor — the musical tells the alternately hilarious and heartbreaking story of two indomitable women, Edith Bouvier Beale and her adult daughter 'Little' Edie."

The ATW panels bring together theatre's best-known performers, producers, playwrights, directors, choreographers, composers, agents and others. CUNY TV is a cable channel serving the five boroughs of New York City with educational, cultural and public affairs programs. As part of The City University of New York, CUNY TV operates as a non-commercial station. Its mission is to extend the academic and intellectual richness of the University beyond the campuses and to offer New York City residents a haven for life long learning experiences through television.

The American Theatre Wing is best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards, which it presents annually with the League of American Theatres and Producers. The Wing's other activities, dedicated to recognizing excellence and supporting education in theatre, include its "Working in the Theater," now in their 27th year of telecasts on CUNY TV in New York and on other national cable outlets; "Guides to Careers in the Theatre," a video series developed for schools and libraries; a grants and scholarship program to New York City schools and not-for-profit theatre companies, which has awarded more than $2.5 million since its inception; the Theatre Intern Group, a career development program for young professionals; and SpringboardNYC, a two-week college-to-career boot camp for young performers moving to New York City.

Visitors to www.americantheatrewing.org can view an archive of the seminars; the career guides and listen to "Downstage Center," all as free, on-demand streaming audio.

Sondra Gilman is chairman of the Board of the American Theatre Wing; Doug Leeds is president of the board and Howard Sherman is executive director.