Monday, November 27, 2006

Arts: Theater: Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens. Playing in Booth Theater through Jan. 14th.
By Almie Rose Vazzano
One can only hope that the Broadway musical adaptation of the cult documentary “Grey Gardens” will spawn a new genre of theater. Imagine “Grizzly Man: The Grizzly Musical,” featuring songs such as “That Damn Fox Took My Hat.” Grey Gardens works mostly when it mimics the film—the songs are brilliantly transformed from movie dialogue. You could just rent the documentary, but you’d miss out on a song about why Edie wears skirts upside down and an alternate ending.
Rating: A staunch musical. S-T-A-U-N-C-H.

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