Tony Award winner Gregory Jbara (Billy Eliot), Laura Michelle Kelly (Mary Poppins), Cloris Leachman (Young Frankenstein film), Mary Beth Peil (The Good Wife), Jonathan Pryce (Miss Saigon), Max von Essen (Evita), and Michael York (Cabaret film) will star in The Kennedy Center's 21st Annual Spring Gala concert production of My Fair Lady. The performance, which will take place on May 5, will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime) and conducted by music director James Moore.
The evening, which will provide critical funding to support the center, will include a reception on the River Terrace at followed by an elegant dinner. Following the gala performance, the evening will conclude with ‘Til Midnight, a party featuring cocktails and dancing.
My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and tells the story of an arrogant and crotchety phonetics professor who transforms a spirited Cockney flower girl into an elegant, proper-speaking English lady. It features beloved songs including "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," and "Get Me to the Church on Time."