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Rosemary Harris

Rosemary Harris returns to Broadway in My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center Theater

Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris assumes the role of Mrs. Higgins in the acclaimed Broadway revival of My Fair Lady.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

It's going to be "loverly"!... Academy Award nominee & Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris returns to the Great White Way tonight, assuming the role of Mrs. Higgins in Lincoln Center Theater's acclaimed revival of Lerner & Loewe's classic musical My Fair Lady at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Original cast member and "Game of Thrones" star Diana Rigg, who earned her fourth Tony Award nomination for her performance as Mrs. Higgins, played her final performance in the role on September 9.

Rosemary Harris has a total of 26 previous Broadway credits, including Tony-nominated performances in The Royal Family (2010), Waiting in the Wings (2000), A Delicate Balance (1996), Hay Fever (1986), Pack of Lies (1985), Heartbreak House (1984), The Royal Family (1976), and Old Times (1972), and a Tony-winning performance in The Lion in Winter (1966). She is also widely known for her career on screen which includes an Oscar nomination for "Tom & Viv" in 1995, a Golden Globe-winning performance in "Holocaust" (1979) and an Emmy Award-winning performance in "Notorious Woman" (1976), as well as high-profile appearances as Aunt May in the Tobey Maguire-led "Spider-Man" movie franchise.

The principal cast of My Fair Lady currently includes Tony and two-time Emmy Award nominee Lauren Ambrose (as Eliza Doolittle), Tony Award nominee Harry Hadden-Paton (making his NY stage debut as Henry Higgins), two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (as Alfred P. Doolittle), Oscar nominee & Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris (as Mrs. Higgins), Allan Corduner (as Colonel Pickering), Jordan Donica (as Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Linda Mugleston (as Mrs. Pearce), and Clarke Thorell (as Zoltan Karpathy). Kerstin Anderson assumes the role of Eliza Doolittle on Sunday matinee performances.

As previously announced, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti is set to take on the leading role of Eliza Doolittle for a limited engagement from October 23, 2018 through to February 17, 2019. 

Directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady began previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on March 15, 2018, ahead of an official opening on April 19.

The musical 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 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.

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, taking home 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."

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 March 24, 2019.

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