Why See My Fair Lady?
It's Going To Be Loverly!
Nominated for TEN 2018 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Best Leading Actress In a Musical, Best Leading Actor in a Musical and Best Featured Actress in a Musical!
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 (Harry Hadden-Paton) and his pupil, the cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Lauren Ambrose)*.
*Kerstin Anderson will be stepping in for Lauren Ambrose in playing Eliza Doolittle on all Sunday Matinee performances, beginning July 8.
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.
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
Two hours and 55 minutes with one intermission
Cast and Creative
Lauren Ambrose as Eliza Doolittle
Kerstin Anderson as Eliza Doolittle (from July 8, Sunday Matinee performances only)
Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins
Norbert Leo Butz as Alfred P. Doolittle
Diana Rigg as Mrs. Higgins
Jordan Donica 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
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
About New York City Theater: We are an independent show guide not a venue or show. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets and prices may be above or below face value.
Next available performances
Thu, Jul 19
Fri, Jul 20
Sun, Jul 22
Mon, Jul 23
Tue, Jul 24
What you thought
3 reviews, average rating: (4.7 Stars)
Wonderful dinner at Bar Boulud across the street. Fantastic theater at... more
Loverly, beautiful voices, casting, sets, costumes, old world with new... more
Spread the word
Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about My Fair Lady at Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Keep up to date
I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.
You might also like
The Band's Visit
One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by.
Until Dec 15, 2018
Springsteen on Broadway
Springsteen on Broadway is a fresh, powerful artistic achievement in its own right - a man who's a couple of years away from his 70th birthday confronting his past and putting it all into a new and unique context
Please note: The term Vivian Beaumont Theater and/or My Fair Lady as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Vivian Beaumont Theater and/or My Fair Lady and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Vivian Beaumont Theater and/or My Fair Lady and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.