National Arts Club Honors Maysles and Broadway's Grey Gardens April 2

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The National Arts Club honors Albert Maysles and the creative team of Grey Gardens with The Medal of Honor for Theatre April 2.
Albert Maysles
Albert Maysles Photo by Aubrey Reuben

A 7 PM reception will kick off the evening at the National Arts Club, 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 honors 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 directs the evening, which includes "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.

Scott Frankel and Michael Korie
Scott Frankel and Michael Korie Photo by Aubrey Reuben
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