Cazenove, O'Hare, Charles, Etc. Set for My Fair Lady Tour
Broadway In Chicago has announced Cameron Mackintosh and The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed new production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady will premiere in Chicago in a limited two-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.) from January 22 February 3, 2008.
The production will also play engagements in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Nashville, Baltimore, Orlando, Washington, D.C., Boston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, among other cities.
Christopher Cazenove, a respectEd English stage and screen actor best known to U.S. audiences as Ben Carrington on television's "Dynasty," and Lisa O'Hare, who most recently starred in the title role of Mary Poppins in London, will star as Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle, roles they originated on the extended U.K. national tour. Lisa O'Hare is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
The cast will also feature Walter Charles (The Apple Tree, The Woman in White) as Colonel Hugh Pickering, Alma Cuervo (Cabaret, Titanic) as Mrs. Pearce and Justin Bohon (Les Miserables, All Shook Up) as Freddy Eynsford-Hill. At some performances the role of Eliza will be played by Dana DeLisa.
The ensemble will comprise David Abeles, John Paul Almon, Harlen Bengel, Eric Briarley, Ronald L. Brown, Debra Cardona, Kyle Des Champs, Bill Dietrich, Warren Freeman, Jazmin Gorsline, Robin Haynes, Lisa Kassay, Lainie Munro, Adam Laird, Christine Negherbon, Cathy Newman, Georga Osborne, Lauren Pastorek, John Schacchetti, Byron St. Cyr, Jesse Swimm, David Tankersley, Stephanie Van Duynhoven, Erin Willis and Lee Zarrett.
Casting is ongoing for the roles of Alfred P. Doolittle, Mrs. Higgins and Mrs. Eynsford-Hill and will be announced at a later date.