Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, and Diana Rigg will star in Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming revival of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady. The production, at the Vivian Beaumont, will begin previews March 15, 2018, with opening night set for Thursday, April 19.
Emmy nominee Ambrose (Six Feet Under) will return to the stage as Eliza Doolittle. West End vet Hadden-Paton will make his Broadway debut as Henry Higgins, with two-time Tony winner Butz (Catch Me If You Can) as Alfred P. Doolittle, and Tony and Emmy winner Rigg (Game of Thrones) as Mrs. Higgins.
Bartlett Sher directs the musical, which features 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. Further information is still to be announced.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and 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.