Bartlett Sher to direct My Fair Lady on Broadway
Tony winner Bartlett Sher will direct a new Broadway revival of Lerner & Loewe's classic musical My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Previews begin on March 22, 2018, before an official opening on April 19.
My Fair Lady features book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.
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.
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 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 behind My Fair Lady features scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, and lighting design by Donald Holder.
Casting will be announced at a later date.
My Fair Lady is produced by Lincoln Center Theater in association with Nederlander Presentations Inc.
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