National Arts Club to Honor Maysles and Broadway's Grey Gardens

News   National Arts Club to Honor Maysles and Broadway's Grey Gardens The National Arts Club will honor Albert Maysles and the creative team of Grey Gardens with The Medal of Honor for Theatre.

The ceremony will be held April 2 at the National Arts Club in Manhattan. A 7 PM reception will kick off the evening, followed by dinner at 7:30 PM and tributes and presentations at 8:45 PM. Maysles, with his late brother David, created the 1975 documentary "Grey Gardens" upon which the Broadway musical is based. The evening will honor Maysles along with the creative team of the new musical: librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie and director Michael Greif. Joel Vig will direct the evening, which will include "tributes, stories and songs from members of the cast, the design team, and surprise guest stars [who] will give rare behind-the-scenes glimpses into the Broadway experience."

Grey Gardens charts the relationship between mother and daughter socialites Edith and Edie Beale (aunt and cousin to Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis) as they slide from the top of the Long Island social register (in the 1940s) to the bottom of the heap (in the 1970s), ultimately living together in a squalid East Hampton mansion, Grey Gardens.

The National Arts Club is located in Manhattan at 15 Gramercy Park South.

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