This Lerner and Loewe 1957 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is based on George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play “Pygmalion” and is the basis for the 1964 Academy Award-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.
Eliza Doolittle, a rough Cockney girl, meets Colonel Pickering and Henry Higgins in Covent Garden where she’s selling flowers. When Higgins remarks that he could help Eliza speak properly and raise her status in the community, Pickering challenges him to do so and Eliza takes him up on the offer. Though difficult and frustrating for both Eliza and Higgins at first, the lessons soon begin to work wonders, and produce results that neither predict.
Alan Jay Lerner wouldn't let theatres mount productions of My Fair Lady unless they guaranteed they'd have chandeliers in the ball scene. He didn't want cheap productions of the show!
Show & Tell: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes by Ken Bloom
PREVIEWS: Mar 15, 2018
OPENING: Apr 19, 2018
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Best Actor in a Musical - Rex Harrison
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Conductor and Musical Director
Best Actress in a Musical - Julie Andrews
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Robert Coote
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Stanley Holloway
John Michael King
Best Actor in a Musical - George Rose
Best Actor in a Musical - Ian Richardson
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Ian Richardson
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - George Rose
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Reproduction (Play or Musical)
Outstanding Musical Revival
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Melissa Errico
Outstanding Costume Design