Eric Tucker will direct Pygmalion for Bedlam.
Eric Tucker will direct Pygmalion for Bedlam.
(photo provided by Polk & Co.)

Bedlam will present Shaw's Pygmalion, directed by Eric Tucker, beginning March 12. The six-week run at the Sheen Center will open March 27, with a closing date set for April 22.

Casting and design team will be announced in the coming months.

George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion tells the story of Professor Henry Higgins and Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle. Higgins makes a bet that he can take Eliza from the gutters of London and pass her off as a society lady, and soon soon discovers that the task involves more than simply teaching her the right dialect in which to speak.

Bedlam's production coincides with Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming revival of My Fair Lady, which begins previews March 15. Lerner and Loewe based their classic musical My Fair Lady on Shaw's play.