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My Fair Lady begins performances at Lincoln Center Theater
Lerner & Loewe's classic musical, starring Lauren Ambrose & Harry Hadden-Paton, begins previews at Broadway's Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Lincoln Center Theater's much anticipated Broadway revival of Lerner & Loewe's classic musical My Fair Lady, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, begins previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater tonight, ahead of an official opening on April 19.
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."
The cast of My Fair Lady includes 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), Tony Award winner Diana Rigg (as Mrs. Higgins), Allan Corduner (as Colonel Pickering), Jordan Donica (as Freddy Eynsford-Hill), and Linda Mugleston (as Mrs. Pearce), alongside Cameron Adams, Shereen Ahmed, Kerstin Anderson, Heather Botts, John Treacy Egan, Rebecca Eichenberger, SuEllen Estey, Christopher Faison, Steven Trumon Gray, Adam Grupper, Michael Halling, Joe Hart, Sasha Hutchings, Kate Marilley, Liz McCartney, Justin Lee Miller, Rommel Pierre O’Choa, Keven Quillon, JoAnna Rhinehart, Tony Roach, Lance Roberts, Blair Ross, Christine Cornish Smith, Paul Slade Smith, Samantha Sturm, Matt Wall, Michael Williams, Minami Yusui, and Lee Zarrett.
This production marks 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 through to September 2, 2018.