Photo Flash: Roundabout's 'Pygmalion' Opens Oct.18

Roundabout Theatre Company's Pygmalion opens at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) on Thursday, October 18.  This new Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion is directed by David Grindley and stars Claire Danes in her Broadway debut as "Eliza Doolittle" with Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays as "Henry Higgins", Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines as "Colonel Pickering" and Jay O. Sanders as "Alfred Doolittle." This is a limited engagement through Sunday, December 16.

"George Bernard Shaw's famous play, Pygmalion, inspired the legendary and award winning musical My Fair Lady. 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," describe press notes

Tickets are currently on-sale and available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines Box Office (227 West 42nd Street).  Ticket prices range from $51.25 - $96.25.

Pygmalion will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2PM.   For more information visit www.roundabouttheatre.org

Photos by Joan Marcus

Photo Flash: Roundabout's 'Pygmalion' Opens Oct.18
Jefferson Mays and Claire Danes


Claire Danes and Jefferson Mays

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