Pygmalion's Danes & Mays on NY1 News, 9/12

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Interviews with Pygmalion stars Claire Danes and Jefferson Mays will be broadcast on NY1 News throughout the day on Wednesday, September 12.

Boyd Gaines and Jay O. Sanders also star in Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, directed by David Grindley at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd St).

Pygmalion will begin previews on Friday, September 21 and open officially on Thursday, October 18.   This is a limited engagement through Sunday, December 16.

The cast also includes Helen Carey (Mrs. Higgins), Brenda Wehle (Mrs. Pearce), Kerry Bishé (Clara Eynsford Hill), Kieran Campion (Freddy Eynsford Hill), Sandra Shipley (Mrs. Eynsford Hill), Tony Carlin (Bystander), Jonathan Fielding (Bystander), Robin Moseley (Bystander), Doug Stender (Bystander), Karen Walsh (Parlour Maid), Jennifer Armour (Bystander), Brad Heikes (Bystander), Curtis Shumaker (Bystander).

"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.

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 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.

Photo of Jefferson Mays and Claire Danes by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd

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