My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady, perhaps the most beloved Lerner & Loewe musical of all time, returned to Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater from spring 2018, courtesy of Lincoln Center Theater.

The original cast included two-time Emmy Award-nominated "Six Feet Under" star Lauren Ambrose, taking on the lead role of Eliza Doolittle, with "Downton Abbey" and "The Crown" actor Harry Hadden-Paton making his NY stage debut as Henry Higgins, whilst two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz and "Game of Thrones" favorite Diana Rigg have been cast as Alfred P. Doolittle and Mrs. Higgins, respectively.

Marking the first Broadway revival in 25 years, the brand new production is directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher and is another shining example of Sher doing what Sher does best. Following his tremendous successes with South Pacific and The King and I, he has created yet another lavish and nostalgic representation of a timeless classic. With grand sets and elaborate costumes most directors would die for and rousing musical numbers galore, the audience is spoilt by an embarrassment of riches. Sher's interpretation of the ending of the piece may also surprise some attendees, but is actually more in line with the musical's original source material - George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Kudos to Lincoln Center Theater for once again proving itself as the frontrunner in staging Broadway musical revivals.

My Fair Lady, which won six Tony Awards in 1957 including "Best Musical", features the musical theatre standards “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”.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
2hrs 55mins (including 1 intermission)
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About My Fair Lady:

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion, My Fair Lady​ 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.

Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, with Music by Frederick Loewe
Lincoln Center Theater in association with Nederlander Presentations Inc.
Bartlett Sher
Donald Holder
Marc Salzberg
Michael Yeargan
Christopher Gattelli
Catherine Zuber
Cast list:
Laura Benanti (as Eliza Doolittle until Jul 7), Harry Hadden-Paton (as Henry Higgins until Jul 6), Alexander Gemignani (as Alfred P. Doolittle), Rosemary Harris (as Mrs. Higgins), Allan Corduner (as Colonel Pickering), Christian Dante White (as Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Linda Mugleston (as Mrs. Pearce), and Clarke Thorell (as Zoltan Karpathy) NOTE : Michael Halling plays the role of Henry Higgins on Wednesday evening performances
Other info:
Music Direction by Ted Sperling
My Fair Lady Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
March 15, 2018
Opening date: 
April 19, 2018
July 7, 2019

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Vivian Beaumont Theater - Lincoln Center Theater

50 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Nearest subway station:
66th Street - Lincoln Center station

Latest My Fair Lady News & Features

Laura Benanti in My Fair Lady
Lincoln Center Theater announces Broadway closing date for My Fair Lady
May 16, 2019

Lincoln Center Theater has now announced a closing date for its lavish revival of Lerner & Loewe's classic musical My Fair Lady, which will play its final performance at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on July 7, 2019. Directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, the Broadway tuner began previews on March 15, 2018, ahead of an official opening on April 19, and it will have played a total of 39 previews and 509 regular performances upon closing. A National Tour of the production will kick off in Syracuse, New York this fall and a West End production is currently in development for London.

Interview with My Fair Lady star Laura Benanti
November 6, 2018

Tony Award winner Laura Benanti and Lincoln Center Theater are a match made in musical theatre heaven! The Broadway favorite returned to the boards on October 23, 2018, to take on yet another legendary role, adding another string to her bow and further cementing her legacy as a leading lady of the Great White Way.

Interview with My Fair Lady star Harry Hadden-Paton
May 25, 2018

Making his New York stage debut as leading man Professor Henry Higgins in Lincoln Center Theater's acclaimed revival of My Fair Lady at Broadway's Vivian Beaumont Theater is British star Harry Hadden-Paton. To say his debut has been a success is quite the understatement, earning rave reviews from the critics, receiving a Theatre World Award and he is currently nominated in the category of "Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical" for both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards.

Our My Fair Lady Review

This My Fair Lady is a winsome production. Don’t get to use that word in a sentence too often. But then you don’t see a confection of a show too often either. By now you all know the story. 1912 – London - Man, Henry Higgins (Harry Hadden-Paton), spots woman, Eliza Doolittle (Lauren Ambrose) selling flowers outside the opera on a late London spring night. This gal has spark and spit, but... Read more