Lincoln Center Theater announces additional casting for My Fair Lady
Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica & Linda Mugleston join the cast of My Fair Lady on Broadway
Lincoln Center Theater has announced additional casting for the forthcoming Broadway revival of Lerner & Loewe's classic musical My Fair Lady, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, which begins previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on March 15, 2018, before an official opening on April 19.
Broadway alumni Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica, and Linda Mugleston will take on the roles of Colonel Pickering, Freddy Eynsford-Hill, and Mrs. Pearce, respectively, and join previously announced two-time Emmy Award nominee Lauren Ambrose (as Eliza Doolittle), Harry Hadden-Paton (making his NY stage debut as Henry Higgins), two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (as Alfred P. Doolittle), and Tony Award winner Diana Rigg (as Mrs. Higgins). Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Allan Corduner previously appeared as Henry Etches in the 1997 Broadway premiere of Titanic and made his Broadway debut in Serious Money in 1988. Jordan Donica made his Broadway debut as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera in 2016 and also starred as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in the National Tour of Hamilton. Linda Mugleston's many Broadway credits include Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, On the Twentieth Century, Cinderella, Anything Goes, Young Frankenstein, Wonderful Town, Nine, Into the Woods, Kiss Me, Kate, and On the Town. She can currently be seen as Mrs. Rose in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!
My Fair Lady features book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.
Synopsis: "Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion, the musical tells the story of a cockney flower girl named Eliza Doolittle, who attempts to pass as a lady after taking speech lessons from phoneticist professor Henry Higgins."
This will mark the first Broadway revival in 25 years. The musical originally premiered in 1956, directed by Moss Hart and starring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison. The musical picked up a total of six Tony Awards in 1957, including "Best Musical." Three short-lived Broadway revivals were staged in 1976, 1981 and 1993.
The score of My Fair Lady features such musical theatre classics as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” and “On the Street Where You Live.”
The creative team features music direction by Ted Sperling, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder, and sound design by Marc Salzberg.
My Fair Lady is produced by Lincoln Center Theater in association with Nederlander Presentations Inc.
My Fair Lady Tickets are available now for performances from March 15 through to September 2, 2018.