Kelli Barrett to Star in My Fair Lady at Bay Street Theater
Bright Star's Paul Alexander Nolan will reunite with Barrett for the Long Island production.
Bay Street Theater has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady. Directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening), performances will run from August 2-28.
The production will star former Doctor Zhivago costars Paul Alexander Nolan (Bright Star) as Professor Henry Higgins and Kelli Barrett (Wicked) as Eliza Doolittle. Nolan replaces the previously announced Douglas Hodge who had to withdraw from the production because of scheduling conflicts with two television series.
The cast will also feature Tony nominee Howard McGillin (Gigi) as Colonel Pickering, Tony Award winner Carole Shelley (Wicked) as Mrs. Higgins, Karen Murphy (A Little Night Music) as Mrs. Pearce/Mrs. Eynsford-Hill, John O'Creagh (Hello, Dolly!) as Alfred P. Doolittle, Bobby Conte Thornton (Starting Here Starting Now) as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, and Ryan Fitzgerald (West Side Story) as Karpathy. Rounding out the ensemble will be Kyle Barisch, Jen Bechter, Roger Dewitt, Meghan LaFlam, Mickey Rafalski, Lindsay Roberts, and Bradley Allan Zarr.
The production team includes Chase Brock (choreography), Adam Wachter (music director), Dane Laffrey (set design), Asta Bennie Hostetter and Dane Laffrey (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Joel Abbott (sound design), Andrew Diaz (props design), Meg Murphy (hair and makeup design), and Stephen Gabis (dialect coach).