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Until July 7, 2019

Benanti is a more effortless vocalist; she dispatches her very difficult and wide-ranging songs with glee

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Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher (The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof) helms this brand new production of Loewe and Lerner's timeless classic for Lincoln Center Theater. Based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, My Fair Lady follows the burgeoning friendship between phonetics professor Henry Higgins and his pupil, the cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle.

Regarded as one of the greatest musicals of all time, this jubilant show features the songs 'Wouldn't it be Loverly', 'I Could Have Danced All Night', and 'The Rain in Spain'. It premiered on Broadway in 1956, with Julie Andrews in the role of Eliza, and won six Tony Awards, and was subsequently adapted for the silver screen, with the cast led by Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.

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!

Did You Know?

While Julie Andrews won huge acclaim for her Eliza on Broadway, she was never in contention to reprise the role on film. Audrey Hepburn was one of Hollywood's brightest stars, and as producer Jack Warner wrote in his autobiography, "In my business I have to know who brings people and their money to a movie theatre box office." Audrey Hepburn's singing was then famously dubbed in the final cut of the movie.

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Previews from: 15 March 2018

Opening night: 19 April 2018


My Fair Lady is suitable for audiences of all ages, children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre

Run time

Two hours and 55 minutes with one intermission

Cast and Creative


Laura Benanti as Eliza Doolittle
Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins (until July 6)
Michael Halling as Henry Higgins on Wednesday evening performances from February 6
Alexander Gemignani as Alfred P. Doolittle
Rosemary Harris as Mrs. Higgins
Christian Dante White as Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Linda Mugleston as Mrs. Pearce
Allan Corduner as Colonel Pickering
Clarke Thorell as Zoltan Karpathy


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
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


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

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Lovely perfect MAGNETIC

This is theatre at its best!

My Fair Lady, the musical adaptation of Bernard Shaw's famous play Pygmalion, first opened on Broadway in 1956 with Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison. While I wish I could say I was around for that I imagine that my memory stems from the film I saw as a chi

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