Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica, and Linda Mugleston Join My Fair Lady
Lauren Ambrose will lead the cast at Broadway's Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Lincoln Center Theater has announced additional casting for its upcoming production of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher. The production will begin performances March 15 and open April 19 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Allan Corduner will play Colonel Pickering, Jordan Donica will play Freddy Eynsford-Hill, and Linda Mugleston will play Mrs. Pearce. The three newly announced cast members join Lauren Ambrose (Eliza Doolittle), Harry Hadden-Paton (Henry Higgins), Norbert Leo Butz (Alfred P. Doolittle), and Diana Rigg (Mrs. Higgins). Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
The musical will feature choreography by Christopher Gattelli, musical direction by Ted Sperling, sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder, and sound by Marc Salzberg.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play and producer Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion, My Fair Lady, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, premiered on Broadway on March 15, 1956. The legendary original production, directed by Moss Hart and designed by Oliver Smith and Cecil Beaton, starred Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews, won six Tony Awards including Best Musical, and ran for 2,717 performances, making it, at the time, the longest-running musical in Broadway history.
This is the musical's first Broadway revival in 25 years. Ambrose had been set to star in Sher's planned 2012 Broadway revival of Funny Girl, which was indefinitely postponed because of fundraising issues before it began rehearsals.