The acclaimed musical — co-starring Christine Ebersole and Mary Louise Wilson — marked the occasion with an onstage celebration following the performance. The festivities included children and representatives from the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens and the ASPCA. Theatregoers were treated to live cats onstage as well as a large custom cake with 100 candles.
In honor of the milestone, East of Doheny, the musical's lead producer, made a series of donations to the ASPCA and The Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens. Because the musical references 52 cats that lived in the over-populated home of the Beales, 100 cans of cat food, 100 bags of kitty litter and 100 cat toys as well as 100 show tickets to ASPCA volunteers were donated to the animal organization.
At left (from top): Michael Potts introduces children of the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens; Christine Ebersole speaks; Michael Potts introduces ASPCA members and their cats.
Below: The cast blows out the candles of their cake to celebrate the 100th performance of Grey Gardens after the Feb. 7 matinee at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
photos by Aubrey Reuben