The 16-week engagement of Lincoln Center Theater’s My Fair Lady officially opens May 18 at the London Coliseum, following previews which began May 7. The musical will play until August 27 and will be followed by a U.K. and Ireland tour where it'll visit Bradford, Dublin, Cardiff, and Southampton, with additional cities being announced in the future.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion, the show has a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The classic score includes “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”
The production is led by Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, Harry Haddon-Paton as Henry Higgins, Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs. Higgins, Maureen Beattie as Mrs. Pearce, and Sharif Affix as Freddie Eynesford-Hill.
Rounding out the cast is Stephen K. Amos as Alfred P. Doolittle and Olivier nominee Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Pickering, plus ensemble members Dammi Aregbeshola, Bernadette Bangura, Joseph Claus, Jordan Crouch, Jamie Cruttenden, Francessca Daniella-Baker, Barry Drummond, Bethany Huckle, Heather Jackson, Emma Johnson, Charlotte Kennedy, Sinead Kenny, Jenny Legg, Tom Liggins, Rebekah Lowings, Carl Patrick, Tom Ping, Dominique Planter, Joseph Poulton, John Stacey, Joshua Steel, Oliver Tester, Adam Vaughan, Annie Wensak, and Paul Westwood.
Produced by Lincoln Center Theatre, the work features direction by Bartlett Sher, set design by Michael Yeargan, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Marc Salzberg, hair and wigs by Tom Watson, music direction by Ted Sperling, and choreography by Christopher Gattelli.
Lerner and Loewe’s musical favorite was last seen in a major London revival in 2001 from producer Cameron Mackintosh. The original Julie Andrews-led production transferred to London in 1958, going on to run for more than five years.
The production first premiered in 2018 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater starring Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Diana Rigg, and Norbert Leo Butz. The production was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, taking home a Best Costume Design nod for Catherine Zuber.
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