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Why see My Fair Lady?

IT'S GOING TO BE LOVERLY!

Experience the magic of this timeless classic all over again! This beautifully designed revival by New York's esteemed Lincoln Centre was nominated for several Tony Awards in 2018, and is now taking to the road on a North American tour!  Based on Shaw's play and Pascal's movie "Pygmalion," with book music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, My Fair Lady is triumphant. With musical greats like "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?", "Get Me to the Church on Time" and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face", it's no wonder everyone - not just Henry Higgins - falls in love with Eliza Doolittle time and time again.

The 1956 debut Broadway production of My Fair Lady was a smash hit, setting a new record for the longest run of any major theatre production in history. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version starring Audrey Hepburn-which won eight Academy Awards and numerous revivals. It has been called "the perfect musical" and we can certainly see why!

WHAT IS MY FAIR LADY ABOUT?

For Professor Henry Higgins, a person's voice is of the utmost importance. A student of phonetics, he holds the opinion that with the right accent and tone of speech, anything is achievable. To prove his point, he wagers a friend that he can teach cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle to speak 'properly', and then present her as an upper class lady at a high society ball. So the pair's lessons begins, but little does Henry Higgins know, that their time together will change him just as much as it does her!

Key Information

Run Time

Two hours and 55 minutes, with one intermission

Dates

Finished Jan 18

Cast

Madeline Powell as Eliza Doolittle
Jonathan Grunert as Henry Higgins
Becky Saunders as Mrs. Higgins
Michael Hegarty as Alfred P. Doolittle
John Adkison as Colonel Pickering
Madeline Brennan as Mrs. Pearce
Nathan Haltiwanger as Freddy Eynsford-Hill

With

Ashley Agrusa, Anna Backer, Blair Beasley, Nick Berke, Sophie Braud, Timothy Scott Brausch, Daniel James Canaday, Wiliam Warren Carver, Richard Coleman, Diana Craig, Andrew Fehrenbacher, Allyson Gishi, Sam Griffin, Zoey Lytle, Mark Mitrano, Maeghin Mueller, Sami Murphy, Kevin D. O'Neil, Charlie Tingen, Torinae and Cullen J. Zeno

Creative

Music by Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Book by Alan Jay Lerner
Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion
Directed by Bartlett Sher
Costume Design by Catherine Zuber
Lighting Design by Donald Holder
Set Design by Michael Yeargan
Choreography by Christopher Gattelli

Awards

TONY AWARDS, 2018 - WINS

Best Costume Design of a Musical

TONY AWARDS, 2018 - NOMINATIONS

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Harry Hadden-Paton
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Lauren Ambrose
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Norbert Leo Butz
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Diana Rigg
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical - Bartlett Sher
Best Choreography

DRAMA DESK AWARDS, 2018 - NOMINATIONS

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Harry Hadden-Paton
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Diana Rigg
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical

DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS, 2018 - WINS

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway of Off-Broadway Musical

DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS, 2018 - NOMINATIONS

Distinguished Performance Award - Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton
Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical

Reviews

Our review

Lovely, Perfect, Magnetic

This is a review of My Fair Lady when it played on Broadway during the 2018/2019 season and many not the current touring cast.

Nicola Quinn

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Customer reviews

66 reviews, average rating: (3.1 Stars)

Janiece

My Fair Lady

I saw this on the 23rd. I was soo impressed by scenery and seamless scene changes by the actors! The ability of the ensemble cast who had to keep jumping in and out of different characters!! The entire cast was wonderful! I thought Eliza was charming her ability to jump in and out of her Cockney and proper English was impressive and Harry could really sing! ... Read more

Rebecca Terry

a complete reframing.

So there were three things that struck me while watching my fair lady- The protestors for women's suffrage in white (such a huge contrast with all of the colors), The lack of any real chemistry between Eliza and Higgins (she was infatuated, but when she sang the song about the world going on she sang it confidently rather than longingly). And the ending where she leaves. I think they purposefully reframed the whole thing so as not to fit the typical woman needs man scenario. Those were all conscious choices by the director- not accidents and turned the typical trope from decades past into a relevant message. Fantastic! ... Read more

Martin Gordon

Weak Ending

The ending weak with no clear closure and too far a departure from its origin here. Also, wedding scene with drag queen didn't work in this old classic show and came across out of sink with the time period and place and a reach that missed meeting intent of this classic. Should have given show a different name if going to change script and play.....like making new Coke instead of sticking with Coke classic. Unfortunate for these 2 areas otherwise a strong superb performance, great set and costumes and wonderful singing and show. ... Read more

News

Loverly Facts About My Fair Lady

Loverly Facts About My Fair Lady

Scarlet, October 28th, 2021
My Fair Lady has been referred to by some as the perfect musical. It premiered in 1956 on Broadway and has seen itself land on the big screen as well as multiple revivals over the years....
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Loverly Facts About My Fair Lady

Loverly Facts About My Fair Lady
Scarlet, October 28th, 2021
My Fair Lady has been referred to by some as the perfect musical. It premiered in 1956 on Broadway and has seen itself land on the big screen as well as multiple revivals over the years....
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