Waiting in the Wings at Grey Gardens Will Be a Gypsy Favorite

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Maureen Moore, the stalwart standby for Broadway's recent Gypsy, Sunset Boulevard, Cabaret and Song & Dance, will provide backup for Christine Ebersole's dual roles in Broadway's Grey Gardens.

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In Grey Gardens, Ebersole plays a Edith Bouvier Beale in 1941 (Act One) and her middle-aged daughter, Edie, in 1973 (Act Two). Performances for the Broadway run of the Off-Broadway sensation begin Oct. 3 at the Walter Kerr Theatre toward a Nov. 2 opening.

Ebersole standby Moore was the first replacement Fantine (after Randy Graff) in Les Miserables on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut as June in the 1974 Broadway revival of Gypsy. Years later, she would go on to perform the starring role on Broadway, playing Mama Rose (as standby for Bernadette Peters) in the 2003 revival. Her Broadway credits also include Sunset Boulevard (Norma Desmond), the 1998 revival of Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Claire), Song & Dance (Emma), Amadeus (Constanze), Falsettos (Cordelia), Big River, I Love My Wife (Cleo) and last season's revival of The Threepenny Opera (Betty).

Dale Soules will be standby for Mary Louise Wilson as the aged Edith in Act Two of Grey Gardens. She played Sarah Good in Richard Eyre's production of The Crucible. Her other landmark Broadway productions include Hair, Whose Life Is It Anyway? and The Magic Show, where she introduced the Stephen Schwartz songs "Lion Tamer" and "West End Avenue."

Donald Grody is standby for J.V. "Major" Bouvier/Norman Vincent Peale. He's appeared in Broadway's Caroline, or Change; Jekyll & Hyde; Bells Are Ringing; Happy Hunting; Wonderful Town; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Kismet; Ankles Aweigh; The Vamp.

Abigail Ferenczy is standby for Jacqueline Bouvier & Lee Bouvier. This is her Broadway debut. Michael W. Howell is the standby for Brooks. He's appeared in national tours of The Meeting and Guys and Dolls and appeared in Off-Broadway's Birth of the Boom and Hank Williams Lost Highway. He was a company member at Arena Stage for eight seasons.

Megan Lewis is standby for Young "Little" Edie Beale (who gets the spotlight mostly in Act One). Her New York credits include Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit, The 60's Project, Mask, Believe, The New Hopeville Comics. She's worked for Goodspeed Musicals, Barrington Stage, Ford's Theatre and toured with Fame The Musical and The Wizard of Oz.

Asa Somers is the standby for Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr./Jerry and Gould. His Broadway credits include Taboo; Dance of the Vampires; The Rocky Horror Show.


Tickets ($86.25-$111.25) are currently available by visiting www.telecharge.com or calling (212) 239-4200 or at The Walter Kerr Theatre box office (219 West 48th Street). Balcony seats ($36.25) will only be available in person at the box office.

For additional information, visit www.greygardensthemusical.com.

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