From Barbra to Bernadette: Top Ten Signature Songs from Broadway

By Ben Rimalower
17 May 2014

Christine Ebersole
Photo by Joan Marcus

7. "The Revolutionary Costume For Today" (Christine Ebersole)

Christine Ebersole was amply heralded for genius double role in Grey Gardens as old school Big Edie in Act One and then 1970s Little Edie in Act Two. Bringing both documentary realism and theatrical delight, she sang a several moving and memorable songs by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie. Hands down, though, the character number that made Broaday history and which Christine will be asked to reprise for the rest of her life is the Act Two opener, "The Revolutionary Costume For Today."