New casting has been announced for the non-union national tour of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, which first launched in 2019. The Lincoln Center Theater production featuring direction by Bartlett Sher will begin performances November 8 at the Morrison Center in Boise, Idaho.
Anette Barrios-Torres will star as Eliza Doolittle alongside returning cast members Jonathan Grunert as Professor Henry Higgins, John Adkison as Colonel Pickering, Nathan Haltiwanger as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Michael Hegarty as Alfred P. Doolittle, and Becky Saunders as Mrs. Higgins. Maeghin Mueller will take over the role of Mrs. Pearce, and Christopher Isolano will join the company as Zoltan Karpathy.
The ensemble will include Lauren Emily Alagna, Nick Berke, Evan Bertram, Nicholas Carroll, Shannon Conboy, Ryaan Farhadi, Andrew Fehrenbacher, Kelly Gleason, Jackson Hurt, Michelle Lemon, Derek Luscutoff, Ashton Norris, Jessica Ordaz, Rafa Pepén, Kumari Small, Charlie Tingen, Gill Vaughn-Spencer, John Viso, Gerri Weagraff, and Mary Beth Webber.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, the musical tells the story of Eliza—a Cockney flower girl—and linguistics professor Henry Higgins, who claims he can elevate her place in society by changing her speech. The score features such canonical showtunes as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," and "On the Street Where You Live."
The Broadway production won the 2018 Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Drama League Awards for Best Musical Revival and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards.