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Alexander Gemignani to Play Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway

Gemignani replaces Danny Burstein in the role at the end of April.

Alexander Gemignani joins the Broadway cast of My Fair Lady as Alfred P. Doolittle, beginning April 30.
Alexander Gemignani joins the Broadway cast of My Fair Lady as Alfred P. Doolittle, beginning April 30.
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Tony nominee Alexander Gemignani will take over the role of Alfred P. Doolittle in Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher. Gemignani will begin performances at the Vivian Beamont Theater on April 30, replacing Danny Burstein, who plays his final performance on April 28.

Gemignani's past Broadway credits include Assassins, Sweeney Todd, Les Misérables, Sunday in the Park With George, The People in the Picture, Chicago, Violet, and Carousel (Tony nomination). He recently served as musical director and orchestrator of the Roundabout revival of Fiasco Theater's Merrily We Roll Along.

Gemignani joins a cast that stars Laura Benanti, Harry Hadden-Paton, Rosemary Harris, Allan Corduner, Christian Dante White, Linda Mugleston, and Clarke Thorell. The ensemble also includes Cameron Adams, Shereen Ahmed, Mark Aldrich, Kerstin Anderson, Becca Ayers, Barbara Jo Bednarczuk, Rebecca Eichenberger, SuEllen Estey, Christopher Faison, Hannah Florence, Steven Trumon Gray, Adam Grupper, Michael Halling, Joe Hart, Mary Claire King, Michael X. Martin, Lauralyn McClelland, Justin Lee Miller, Rommel Pierre O'Choa, Keven Quillon, JoAnna Rhinehart, Lance Roberts, Blair Ross, Brian Shepard, 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 features a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. 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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