Grey gardens is a Broadway musical based on the book by Doug Wright and the 1975 documentary of the same title. It follows the lives of Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale, who were related to Jacqueline Kennedy.
The first act of the musical is a speculative attempt to explain the Bouvier’s fall from grace. This is the life of Jackie O’s most outrageous relatives, so there is sure to be a lot of drama in the play. These two women were once at the top of the social ladder, but later became the most notorious recluses in East Hampton, living in their mansion. The first act goes back to 1941 when they were enjoying life and attempts to explain what happened. The second act shows what happened to these women by 1973 and the squalor they lived in. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, this is a play that you will want to see with your New York cheap car rental.
Step back in time
Grey Gardens is playing at the Walter Kerr Theater on West 48th Street with your New York cheap car rental. This theater was built in 1921 by the Shuberts in only 60 days! It seats 975 people, and has housed other productions such as Doubt Take Me Out, The Piano Lesson, and Gem of the Ocean.
Yar: Other historical plays
The Pirate Queen is a musical based on the life of a 16th century Irish Chieftain, adventuress, and pirate named Grace O’Malley. When you come see this with your New York cheap car rental you will learn a little about Irish history. The daughter of the captain is hidden on the ship because women were at this time considered to bring bad luck to ships. The daughter, Grania, disguises herself as a boy and when disaster strikes she proves that she is just as good as the men.
As Grania gets older, she falls in love with her childhood friend Tiernan and helps the clan become some of the most feared pirates in the world. The Queen of England, Elizabeth I, feels she is the queen of Ireland and will not be rivaled by another woman. Grania is ordered killed. Ireland falls into turmoil and opposition to the English grows. The death of Grania’s father raises her to the level of chieftain. Grania dismisses her husband for being a coward and goes back to Tienan. But her husband is out for revenge and betrays her. The English capture her, but Tienan escapes with her son. Tienan offers himself for Grania’s freedom. Elizabeth feels bad for Grania because she herself has faced major obstacles in her rise to power. When you see this with your New York cheap car rental you will see the confrontation between two countries and two powerful women.
Seeing a play on Broadway
Seeing a play on Broadway is a great experience with your New York cheap car rental. In order to see these great plays, you might want to save a little money since they can be a little pricy. For discount tickets, you can go to Duffy Square, near Times Square. Here, there is a ticket sales office called TKTS, which sells tickets at half price for same-day shows.