When Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower seller, meets the imperious and attractive Professor Henry Higgins one night in Covent Garden, they agree to embark on a daring experiment together. Higgins wagers that he can transform the “deliciously low” Eliza into a lady fit for society by teaching her to speak more beautifully. Sparks fly in what becomes a funny and ferocious battle of the sexes, a struggle of classes, and a rollicking romance. Acclaimed director Michael Arden’s innovative new production will feature two pianos and fifteen actors who will bring the classic story to life in ways you’ve never seen before. One of the greatest musicals of time, with a magnificent score featuring the beloved songs “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Wouldn’t It be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live,” this Fair Lady is a perfect musical for the whole family.
Michael Arden, Director
Returning this year for the Mainstage Season.
High School and College students can receive (1) FREE admission for each Sunday matinee performance.
Student ID must be shown. Based on availability.
MY FAIR LADY stars Paul Alexander Nolan (Bright Star/Drama Desk nominee, Doctor Zhivago/Outer Critics Circle nominee, Once, Jesus Christ Superstar, Daddy Long Legs) as Professor Henry Higgins and Kelli Barrett (Doctor Zhivago, Wicked, Rock of Ages) as Eliza Doolittle. Also starring is Tony nominee Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera, Gigi, Anything Goes, and featured in Bay Street's Grey Gardens last season) as Colonel Pickering; Tony Award-winner Carole Shelley (The Elephant Man, Billy Elliott: The Musical, Wicked, The Odd Couple) as Mrs. Higgins; Karen Murphy (A Little Night Music, 9 to 5, All Shook Up) as Mrs. Pearce/Mrs. Eynsford-Hill; John O'Creagh (National tours of Hello, Dolly! and West Side Story) as Alfred P. Doolittle; Bobby Conte Thornton (New York: Starting Here Starting Now; Regional: "Forum" and A Comedy of Tenors) as Freddy Eynsford-Hill; and Ryan Fitzgerald (International Tour: West Side Story) as Karpathy.
The Ensemble includes Kyle Barisch, Jen Bechter, Roger Dewitt, Meghan LaFlam, Mickey Rafalski, Lindsay Roberts, and Bradley Allan Zarr.
The production team includes Chase Brock (Choreography), Adam Wachter (Music Director), Dane Laffrey (Set Design), Asta Bennie Hostetter and Dane Laffrey (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (Lighting Design), Joel Abbott (Sound Design), Andrew Diaz (Props Design), Meg Murphy (Hair and Makeup Design), and Stephen Gabis (Dialect Coach). Casting by Stewart/Whitley.
Previews August 2-5
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