‘My Fair Lady’ Broadway revival to transfer to West End
The 2018 New York Lincoln Center Theater production will play at the London Coliseum.
My Fair Lady will be revived in the West End for the first time in over 20 years, with a summer engagement scheduled at the London Coliseum. The My Fair Lady production is the 10-time Tony-nominated Broadway revival, which was at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater. My Fair Lady begins previews at the London Coliseum on 7 May, with an opening night on 18 May and performances to 27 August.
My Fair Lady follows Eliza Doolittle as she is transformed from a Cockney flower seller into a lady by linguistics professor, Henry Higgins. My Fair Lady is originally based on George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion. The musical features a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, with songs including “I Could Have Danced All Night,” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly.”
Bartlett Sher directs My Fair Lady. Ahead of My Fair Lady transferring to London, 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 ran at the Lincoln Center Theater on Broadway for 16 months, winning a Tony Award for Best Costume Design. In a review on New York Theatre Guide, Tulis McCall said: “This My Fair Lady is a winsome production. Don’t get to use that word in a sentence too often. But then you don’t see a confection of a show too often either.”
Full casting for My Fair Lady is to be announced. The creative team includes scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder, and sound design by Marc Salzberg.
My Fair Lady tickets are on sale now.
Photo credit: My Fair Lady on Broadway in 2018 (Photo by Joan Marcus)