The musical, directed by Bartlett Sher,will play at the London Coliseum for a limited season from the 7th May 2022.
It has been announced that New York’s Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Lerner & Loewe’s classic musical will be heading to the London Coliseum for a limited Summer run from May 2022.
With tickets going on sale from the 23rd November, this particular production premiered in the spring of 2018 at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. It won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design, five Outer Critics’ Circle Awards including Best Musical Revival, the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Revival, and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical Revival and Costume Design.
Bartlett Sher said: “Getting a chance to revisit Shaw’s extraordinary story of class and privilege in a new age, and especially for London audiences, is a rare and special event. And I am also thrilled to be back at the ENO and the Coliseum, a perfect space for this epic musical.”
My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady”. But who is really being transformed?
With a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, My Fair Lady includes the classic songs “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 musical was adapted from the George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion, and first premiered on Broadway in March 1956, winning 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and becoming the longest-running musical in Broadway history at the time.
This production includes: sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Marc Salzberg, original musical arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett and Phil Lang, and dance arrangements by Trude Rittmann. Casting for the production has yet to be announced.
To find out more about the production, running at the London Coliseum from the 7th May until the 27th August, visit: https://myfairladymusical.co.uk/