Composte Queen Visits “Grey Gardens”

New York Post
Liz Smith
March 27, 2007

CHRISTINE EBERSOLE, the great star of “Grey Gardens,” was recently visited backstage by Bette Midler, Tyne Daly and Food Network star Rachael Ray. Miss Ray, famous for her frenetic “30 Minute Meals,” was agog to be in the presence of Ebersole, Midler and Daly. “Which one of us is not like the others?” she joked self-deprecatingly.

Rachael also confessed to “Grey Gardens” composer Scott Frankel that she has seen the original documentary on which the musical is based, over 100 times. (Yikes, well, there’s more than a touch of camp in the wholesome Miss Ray.)

And the TV cooking queen also enthused over Midler being the inspiration for her to become involved with the “Green” movement, and praised Bette’s New York Restoration Project. “One day you can take it over, honey,” said Midler wryly.

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