Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) has announced that Lauren Ambrose will be Eliza Doolittle, Harry Hadden-Paton will be Henry Higgins, Norbert Leo Butz will be Alfred P. Doolittle, and Diana Rigg will be Mrs. Higgins in its upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher. Produced in association with Nederlander Presentations Inc., the classic musical, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, will feature choreography by Christopher Gattelli and music direction by Ted Sperling, and will begin previews Thursday, March 15 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Opening night is Thursday, April 19.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion, My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway on March 15, 1956. The legendary original production won six Tony Awards including Best Musical and ran for 2,717 performances making it, at the time, the longest-running musical in Broadway history.
Boasting a score that contains such now-classic songs as “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,” My Fair Lady was hailed by The New York Times as “one of the best musicals of the century,” by the Christian Science Monitor as “a work of theatre magic,” and by the NY Herald Tribune as “a miraculous musical.”
Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady will have sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder, and sound by Marc Salzberg. Additional casting and creative credits will be announced at a later date.