Photo Coverage: 'Pygmalion' Press Meet with Claire Danes
The Roundabout Theatre Company held a press meet and greet for the cast of the up-coming Broadway production of Pygmalion. Starring Claire Danes at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street, between 7th & 8th Ave), Pygmalion begins previews on September 21, with an opening night set for October 18.
"George Bernard Shaw's famous play, Pygmalion, inspired the
legendary and award winning musical My Fair Lady, written and composed
by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Based on the classical myth,
Pygmalion plays on the complex business of human relationships in a
social world. When Professor Henry Higgins (Mays) comes across a poor
and uneducated Cockney girl named Eliza Doolittle (Danes), Higgins
makes a bet that he can take Eliza from the gutters of London and pass
her off as a society lady, by simply teaching her the right dialect in
which to speak. Higgins soon discovers that this task involves much
more than knowledge; it involves patience and most importantly, affairs
of the heart," state press notes.
Pygmalion will play the following schedule: Tuesdays - Saturdays at 8PM; Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays at 2PM. Special Sunday evening performance September 23 at 7:30PM; plus special 7PM curtains November 12 - 23; also a Monday evening performance November 19 at 8PM; no performance Thursday November 22.
Tickets ($51.25-$96.25) and information are available at www.RoundaboutTheatre.org
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
Pygmalion begins Broadway previews October 18, 2007 at the American Airlines Theatre
Director David Grindley