Full Cast for Lincoln Center Theater's My Fair Lady Announced
Lincoln Center Theater has announced the complete cast for the upcoming revival of My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher. The production will begin performances March 15 and open April 19 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Manu Narayan will play Zoltan Karpathy in the production, joining the rest of the previously announced principal cast: Lauren Ambrose (Eliza Doolittle), Harry Hadden-Paton (Henry Higgins), Norbert Leo Butz (Alfred P. Doolittle), Diana Rigg (Mrs. Higgins), Allan Corduner (Colonel Pickering), Jordan Donica (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), and Linda Mugleston (Mrs. Pearce).
The ensemble will feature Cameron Adams, Shereen Ahmed, Kerstin Anderson, Heather Botts, John Treacy Egan, Rebecca Eichenberger, SuEllen Estey, Christopher Faison, Steven Trumon Gray, Adam Grupper, Michael Halling, Joe Hart, Sasha Hutchings, Kate Marilley, Liz McCartney, Justin Lee Miller, Rommel Pierre O’Choa, Keven Quillon, JoAnna Rhinehart, Tony Roach, Lance Roberts, Blair Ross, Christine Cornish Smith, Paul Slade Smith, Samantha Sturm, Matt Wall, Michael Williams, Minami Yusui, and Lee Zarrett.
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.