Birmingham Hippodrome today announced that the Lincoln Center TheaterThe critically acclaimed and multi-award winning production of Lerner & Loewe’s highly acclaimed my lovely lady will play in the theater from Wednesday March 8 to Sunday March 26, 2023 as part of a UK and Ireland tour which will begin in September 2022 after a limited engagement at the London Coliseum this summer.
Realized by Bartlett Sherthis sublime production, which premiered in the spring of 2018 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design, 5 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 Best Costume Design.
Bartlett Sher said: “To have the chance to revisit Shaw’s extraordinary history of class and privilege in a new era is a rare and special event and I’m thrilled to be able to take this epic musical on tour for audiences of all ages. country can benefit from it.”
My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor determined to turn her into his idea of a “proper woman”. But who is really transformed?
With a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and the music of Frederic Loewe, my lovely lady features a score including 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 got used to his face.”
Adapted from george Bernard Shawis to play and Gabriel PascalFilm by Pygmalion, Lerner & Loewe’s my lovely lady 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. Following this success, production moved to London in 1958, where it played in the West End for five and a half years.
MY FAIR LADY has seen many notable revivals and adaptations, including the acclaimed 1964 film starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, which won eight Oscars, including Best Picture. More recently on the London scene, Cameron MackintoshThe 2001 revival at the Theater Royal Drury Lane won three Olivier Awards, then toured the UK and Ireland in 2005.
James L. Nederlander, Jamie Wilson, Hunter ArnoldPlayful Productions and English National Opera present Lincoln Center Theater produced by Lerner & Loewe my lovely lady. Book and Lyrics of Alan Jay LernerMusic by Frederic Loewedefined by Michael Yeargancostume Catherine Zuberlighting by Donald Holdersound by Mark Salzberghair & wigs by Thomas WatsonBritish musical supervision by Gareth ValentineBritish musical direction by Alex Parkermusical supervision by Ted Sperlingchoreography of Christopher Gattellirealized by Bartlett Sher.
The cast will be announced in due course.
Tickets go on sale to Birmingham Hippodrome Friends on Tuesday June 7 at 11 a.m. and to bands on Wednesday June 8 at 11 a.m. Tickets will go on general sale from 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 9 at www.birminghamhippodrome.com or by calling 0844 338 5000*
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