My Fair Lady
The acclaimed West End production of Lerner & Loewe's beloved musical comes to the Kennedy Center, featuring the classic songs "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," and many more.
- Dec. 27, 2007 - Jan. 20, 2008
- Opera House
- 2 hrs. 55 min.
- $36.00 - $95.00
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Pulse-quickening production numbers…timeless songs.
Director Nunn and choreographer Bourne have handled My Fair Lady with all the special care and refinement it deserves…fresh evidence of how perfectly Lerner and Loewe wrapped a passel of melodies around the imagination of George Bernard Shaw.
- Peter Marks, The Washington Post (12/31/07)
A "loverly" reminder of how sublime melody and indelible characters can transport you to a realm of romantic fantasy.
- Jayne Blanchard, The Washington Times (1/4/08)
"HATS OFF TO A LADY!
Blissfully staged, deliriously danced…this revival is a visual dazzler!
Nunn's show looks modern but feels reverent from the moment we catch Eliza Doolittle sitting alone in a fetching, iconic silhouette.
TRADITIONAL YET UTTERLY FRESH…Fans of old-fashioned musical comedy won't want to miss it!"
- Nelson Pressley, The Baltimore Sun (11/8/07)
MY FAIR LADY
Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Adapted from Bernard Shaw's play and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion
Production design by Anthony Ward
Choreography and musical staging by Matthew Bourne
Direction by Trevor Nunn
Produced by NETworks Presentations, David Ian for Live Nation, and Cameron Mackintosh
Direct from its 50th anniversary London production and UK national tour, Lerner & Loewe's legendary musical My Fair Lady comes to Washington to thrill new audiences and old friends! The superb cast, featuring British theater actors Christopher Cazenove as Professor Henry Higgins and Lisa O'Hare as Eliza Doolittle, perform all your favorite musical numbers, including "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," and many more. This glorious new production brings together the original UK artistic team with direction by four-time Tony winner Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables), choreography and musical staging by two-time Tony winner Matthew Bourne (Mary Poppins), and production design by Anthony Ward (Gypsy).
Also in the cast are Sally Ann Howes(Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Mrs. Higgins, Walter Charles as Colonel Hugh Pickering, Alma Cuervo as Mrs. Pearce, Tim Jerome as Alfred P. Doolittle, and Justin Bohon as Freddy Eynsford-Hill. At some performances, the role of Eliza will be played by Dana DeLisa.
Tickets: $36-$95. New Year's Eve: $60-$150
Running Time: 2 hrs. 55 min.
ActI: 1 hr. 40 min.
Act II: 60 min.
- Alan Lerner, book, lyrics
- Frederick Loewe, music