Grey Gardens
Book by Doug Wright, Music by Scott Frankel, and Lyrics by Michael Korie


By Judith Newmark –, July 12, 2016
“Debby Lennon shines in ‘Grey Gardens’ ”

By Harry Hamm –, July 21, 2016
““Grey Gardens” A Bright Spot For Max & Louie”

By Mark Bretz – LadueNews, July 13, 2016
“Max & Louie’s ‘Grey Gardens’ Is a Nuanced, Transfixing Tale”

By Lynn Venhaus – Belleville News Democrat, July 28, 2016
““Grey Gardens” is magical, top to bottom”

By Bob Wilox, Two On The Aisle, July 21, 2016
Review of Grey Gardens at Max & Louis Productions

By Steve Allen – Stage Door St. Louis, July 13, 2016
“All The Pieces Fit In Glorious “Grey Gardens” At Max & Louie”

By Chris Gibson –, July 15, 2016
“Max & Louie Productions’ Incredible GREY GARDENS”

By Richard Green –, July 12, 2016
“A Stunning ‘Grey Gardens: The Musical’ Arrives In St. Louis”

By Andrea Torrence – St. Louis Theatre Snob, July 14, 2016
“GREY GARDENS • Max & Louie Productions”

By Tina Farmer – KDHX, July 15, 2016
“‘Grey Gardens’ is a beautifully twisted tapestry of privilege, personality, and pain”

By Snoop MK – Snoop’s Theatre Thoughts, July 16, 2016
“An Extraordinary “Grey Gardens” From Max & Louie Productions”

By Paul Friswold – Riverfront Times, July 20, 2016
“Two Great Performances Drive Grey Gardens at the Jewish Community Center”

National Reviews

“An experience no passionate theatergoer should miss.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“The songs from Grey Gardens sustain a level of refined language and psychological detail as elevated as Stephen Sondheim’s” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“#1 Show of the Year!” – Time Magazine

“A darkly thrilling, quirky, and heartbreaking musical. Doug Wright’s book tells an emotionally devastating tale of family and freedom.” – David Cote,NY1 News

“Here’s living, breathing proof that the serious Broadway musical isn’t dead!” – Matt Wolf, The Observer (U.K.)


Steve Potter on St. Louis on the Air
A discussion about Max and Louie’s production of “Grey Gardens – The Musical”
Scott Frankel – Composer
Debby Lennon – Actress
Anna Pileggi – Director
Stellie Siteman – Artistic Director/Producer

Jim Doyle on RAF-STL
Debby Lennon – Actress
Donna Weinsting – Actress


Mother and daughter share catastrophes and songs in ‘Grey Gardens’
Judith Newmark – St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 1, 2016

“Doug Wright is no stranger to strange characters.” Read more…

A Q&A With Grey Gardens Playwright Doug Wright
Vital Voice, July 08 2016

“Free Spirits or Basket Cases? Pathetic Victims or Fab Fashion Icons? There is a wide variance of opinion about the late recluse “Big” Edie Bouvier Beale and her outrageously eccentric daughter, “Little” Edie.” Read more…

Max And Louie Productions To Put On Production Of Musical “Grey Gardens”
Bill Loellke – Vital Voice, Jun 21, 2016

“Max and Louie Productions is gearing up to put on their production of Grey Gardens, a musical adaptation of the documentary of the same name which followed the mother/daughter relationship between two reclusive, former upper class women both named Edith Beale.” Read more…

4 Questions With ‘Grey Gardens: The Musical’ St. Louis Costume Designer JC Krajicek
Brooke Lowrey – Alive Magazine, June 28, 2016

“Tony-award winning musical “Grey Gardens” is making its St. Louis premiere this summer and we spoke with JC Krajicek, costume designer, to discuss the process for bringing the show’s iconic fashion to life.” Read more…

Max and Louie Productions Brings a Musical Version of the Cult Classic “Grey Gardens” to the St. Louis Stage
Mallory Nezam – St Louis Magazine, July 5, 2016

“Little Edie Beale would be thrilled to know her life had been made into a musical—fans of the cult documentary “Grey Gardens” are thrilled, too, and locals among that contingent can see the show’s St. Louis premiere this week.” Read more…