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!
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
STRONG VOCALS - A COUPLE OF TWISTS
You donâ€™t rewrite a classic.