Cheered by critics and audiences alike for its heart and wit, MY FAIR LADY is a one of a kind musical about gender politics, class, and personal transformation, based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion (1914) and inspired by the Greek myth of “Pygmalion and Galatea.”
Showcasing timeless songs such as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” the broadway show MY FAIR LADY tells the tale of Eliza Doolittle, a youthful flower seller from Cockney, and Henry Higgins, a professor in linguistics who is set on transforming her into his notion of a “proper lady.” But this leaves viewers wondering who is really being transformed?
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“A sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” – Entertainment Weekly
“Every member of this company displays outstanding vocal prowess” – WBUR
“Hegerty’s phenomenal performance and Catherine Zuber’s exuberant costume design” – The Crimson
My Fair Lady Synopsis
The well-loved musical is set in London in the early 20th century, shedding light on issues of class hierarchies, gender politics, and how language plays a big part in social class.
The story of MY FAIR LADY follows Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl. In this revival of George Bernard Shaw’s play, a Professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins is listening to the way Eliza Doolittle talks as she sells flowers outside St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, London. Meanwhile, he bumps into a former coworker, Colonel Pickering. Overhearing Eliza Doolittle’s strong cockney accent, Colonel Pickering places a bet with Henry Higgins that he can’t transform the flower girl into a lady in six months. Confident of his abilities, Henry Higgins accepts the challenge.
Even though Henry Higgins tends to be cynical in nature and has trouble understanding women, he grows attached to her. Along the way, the audience are treated to classic songs such as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face”.
MY FAIR LADY is directed by Bartlett Sher with production tour direction by Samantha Saltzman. The Broadway show features original choreography by Christopher Gattelli with tour choreography by Jim Cooney. Set design is by Michael Yeargan and costume design is by Catherine Zuber, meanwhile lighting is by Donald Holder and sound is by both Marc Salzberg and Beth Lake. Ted Sperling is in charge of Music Supervision, featuring MY FAIR LADY’s original musical arrangements that are conducted by Robert Russell Bennett and Phil Lang, as well as dance arrangements by Trude Rittman. Tour orchestrations are led by Josh Clayton and Larry Blank and David Andrews Rogers wears the hat of Music Direction.
Cast member include: Madeline Powell as Eliza Doolittle, Jonathan Grunert as Professor Henry Higgins, John Adkison as Colonel Pickering, Madeline Brennan as Mrs. Pearce, Michael Hegarty as Alfred P. Doolittle, Cameron Loyal as Freddy Eynesford-Hill and Becky Saunders as Mrs. Higgins. Meanwhile, the impressive ensemble boasts Ashley Agrusa, Anna Backer, Blair Beasley, Nick Berke, Sophie Braud, Timothy Scott Brausch, Daniel James Canaday, William Warren Carver, Richard Coleman, Diana Craig, Andrew Fehrenbacher, Allyson Gishi, Sam Griffin, Zoey Lytle, Jesse McFarland, Mark Mitrano, Maeghin Mueller, Sami Murphy, Torinae, Kevin D. O’Neil and Cullen J. Zeno.
History and Broadway Awards
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s five part play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture called “Pygmalion”, the production of MY FAIR LADY, premiered on Broadway on March 15h, 1956. The iconic original production was nominated for 9 Tony Awards and won as many as 6 including the likes of Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Conductor and Musical Director. The original production of MY FAIR LADY ran for 2,717 outstanding performances making it, at the time, the longest-running musical in Broadway history. WOW!
The revival of MY FAIR LADY produced by Lincoln Center Theater and Nederlander Presentations Inc. opened its doors on the 15th March 2018. The revival has already won numerous awards including a Tony Award for Best Costume Design in a Musical, Drama Desk Awards such as Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical, the Drama League Award Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical, as well as numerous Outer Critics Circle Award including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical, and Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical). AMAZING!