My Fair Lady on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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My Fair Lady Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Musical - Revival
  • My Fair Lady is 3 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 15, 2018
  • Show Opened : April 19, 2018
  • Show Closed: July 7, 2019

My Fair Lady is a revival directed by Bartlett Sher, one of the most exciting contemporary directors of American theatre that centers around a bet that a man can teach a woman of low means to fit into British high society.

My Fair Lady on Broadway Background

My Fair Lady first premiered on Broadway in 1956, when it won the Tony Award for Best Musical, in addition to the Tony Awards for Best Actor for Rex Harrison, Best Direction for Moss Hart, and Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Musical Director. That original production ran for 2,717 performances, and the original cast album went on to become the best-selling album in the United States in 1956.

The musical has since been revived on Broadway 3 times prior to the current revival: in 1976, 1981, and 1993. Taking place in London in 1912, My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, and tells the story of a Cockney flower girl named Eliza Doolittle, who goes on a quest to become a “lady” through taking speech lessons from a phonetics expert named Professor Henry Higgins and his trusty sidekick Colonel Pickering. Higgins decides on the the re-education of Eliza as a personal challenge to change a common cockney woman into a an accepted lady of society. Although the initial expectation is just lessons in how to speak "posh" to be able to fit in, she acquires knowledge of art, literature, politics and ultimately love. Although his motivational roots for this project are initially based in arrogance, the endeavor ultimately changes him just as much as it changes her.

Bartlett Sher is also the director of recent shows including The Bridges of Madison County, Golden Boy, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.

What's My Fair Lady Like?

My Fair Lady is often listed as one of the greatest musicals of all time. The show is full of unforgettable songs including “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “You Did It,” “The Rain in Spain,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”

The musical is a touching love story that deals with both classism and romance, in a traditional story that is undeniably relevant to the present day. Bartlett Sher is also an absolutely remarkable director. He helmed Oslo, the Tony Award winning Best Play of 2017, in addition to the recent revivals of Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, and South Pacific, the latter two of which were also produced by Lincoln Center Theatre.

Is My Fair Lady Good for Kids?

The show is most appropriate for those over the age of 10. Children under the age of 5 will not be permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

150 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10020
Seats: 1,105
Entrance: 65th Street, between 10th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Vivian Beaumont Theatre Seating Chart

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Cast Members

Eliza Doolittle
Laura Benanti
Henry Higgins
Harry Hadden-Paton
Mrs. Higgins
Rosemary Harris
Alfred P. Doolittle
Alexander Gemignani
Colonel Pickering
Allan Corduner
Zoltan Karparthy
Clarke Thorell
Mrs. Pearce
Linda Mugleston
Freddy Eynsford-Hiil
Christian Dante White

Past Cast Members

Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Jordan Donica
Colonel Pickering
Manu Narayan
Mrs. Higgins
Diana Rigg
Eliza Doolittle
Lauren Ambrose
Alfred P. Doolittle
Norbert Leo Butz


Lincoln Center Theater

Produced in Association with:

Nederlander Organization

Production Credits

Barlett Sher
Scenic Design
Michael Yeargan
Costume Design
Catherine Zuber
Lighting Design
Donald Holder
Musical Director
Ted Sperling
Book + Lyrics
Alan Jay Lerner
Federic Loewe
Christopher Gattelli

Creative Team

General Manager
Jessica Niebanck at Lincoln Center Theater
Casting Director
Cesar A Rocha at Telsey + Company
Advertising Representative
Press Agent
Philip Rinaldi Publicity
Production Manager
Paul Smithyman at Lincoln Center