Previews Mar 15, 2018
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
One of the most beloved musicals of all time, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's My Fair Lady returns to Broadway in a lavish new production from Lincoln Center Theater, the theater that brought audiences Tony Award-winning productions of South Pacific and The King and I. Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, and Diana Rigg lead a stellar cast directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher. The musical features such classic songs as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?", and "On the Street Where You Live." Its original 1956 production won six Tonys, including Best Musical.
My Fair Lady is a musicalized Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw's now-classic 1913 play. It follows Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower seller who receives the tutelage of phonetics professor Henry Higgins. Her education functions as a microcosm of class and gender differences.