My Fair Lady on Broadway
About My Fair Lady
Laura Benanti, Harry Hadden-Paton, Danny Burstein, Rosemary Harris and Allan Corduner star in Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY, named “the best Broadway musical of 2018” by The New York Times, the New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly and Time Magazine! A “plush, thrilling revival, illuminated with new stars!” (NY Times, January 2019) Directed by Bartlett Sher, with a gorgeous score including “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” and more. MY FAIR LADY is the story of flower girl Eliza Doolittle who meets linguist Henry Higgins. He bets he can transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?
Laura Benanti will not perform the following performances:
Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th
Sunday, March 24th through Thursday, March 28th
Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th
Wednesday evening, June 5th
Friday, June 28th through Sunday June 30th
Saturday, July 6th
Laura Benanti will perform the following Tuesdays:
Tuesday, March 5th
Tuesday, March 19th
Tuesday, April 23rd
Tuesday, June 4th
Harry Hadden-Paton will not perform the following performance:
Sunday, July 7th
Tell Me More
“My Fair Lady” tells the story of a Cockney flower girl named Eliza Doolittle, who is told by pompous professor Henry Higgins that she can be turned into a lady with a little bit of his help. Higgins gives her phonetics lessons to lose her accent and transform her into a cultured member of society, and Eliza prepares for the Embassy Ball — but essentially feels controlled by this new man.
Throughout the course of the story, based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” and later turned into a musical film starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, Eliza and Henry clash and come back together. However, in the 2018 production revived during a female revolution, the future seems a bit brighter for Eliza — who does not need to put up with a man’s constant demands but instead can pave her own path.
What To Watch For
- Director Bartlett Sher reinterpreted the ending of the show, he says, in a way Bernard Shaw would approve. His direction also had to be approved by the estate of lyricist and librettist Alan Jay Lerner and the foundation of composer Frederick Loewe.
- Scenic designer Michael Yeargan and director Bartlett Sher each earned eight Tony nominations for shows they worked on together, with Yeargan taking home the Tony for 2005’s “The Light in the Piazza” and both winning Tonys for 2008’s “South Pacific.”
2hr 55min (one Intermission)
Recommended for 8 +. Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.