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See Laura Benanti Star as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady

Benanti will play the role in a limited engagement.

Laura Benanti stars as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher, at Lincoln Center.
(© Joan Marcus)

Laura Benanti recently joined the company of Lincoln Center Theatre's Broadway revival of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, and the production has released the first pictures of its Tony Award-winning star.

Benanti will play Eliza Doolittle for a limited engagement through February 17, 2019. Lauren Ambrose, who originated the role in this production, played her final performance on Sunday, October 21. Kerstin Anderson will play Eliza at all Tuesday performances.

Harry Hadden-Paton and Laura Benanti share a scene in My Fair Lady.
(© Joan Marcus)

Benanti joins a cast of 37 headed by Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, Rosemary Harris, Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica, Linda Mugleston, and Clarke Thorell, with Cameron Adams, Shereen Ahmed, Kerstin Anderson, Heather Botts, Rebecca Eichenberger, SuEllen Estey, Christopher Faison, Steven Trumon Gray, Adam Grupper, Michael Halling, Joe Hart, Sasha Hutchings, Mary Claire King, Michael X. Martin, Liz McCartney, Justin Lee Miller, Rommel Pierre O'Choa, Keven Quillon, JoAnna Rhinehart, Tony Roach, Lance Roberts, Blair Ross, Samantha Sturm, Matt Wall, Michael Williams, Minami Yusui, and Lee Zarrett.

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion, My Fair Lady, with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, premiered on Broadway on March 15, 1956. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the new revival features choreography by Christopher Gattelli, with sets by Michael Yeargan, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Marc Salzberg, and Tony-winning costume design by Catherine Zuber.


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