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BWW Exclusive: Alexandra Silber and Anthony Andrews to 'Dance All Night' in MY FAIR LADY at The Muny

BroadwayWorld is ecstatic to report that The Muny in St. Louis will welcome Alexandra Silber and Anthony Andrews to the stage in its summer production of MY FAIR LADY, running June 15-21, 2015.

"'Eliza Doolittle' and 'Henry Higgins' are two of the most monumental, brilliant and iconic characters in the musical theatre history," said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. "Al and Anthony will bring them to amazing and beautiful life on the Muny stage. They are performers of majestic talent and personality."

Not seen at The Muny since 2008, Lerner and Loewe's classic MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady. Based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, MY FAIR LADY features the classic songs of Lerner and Loewe, such as "On The Street Where You Live," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face," and "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?"

MY FAIR LADY is directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey, and music directed by Ben Whiteley. Scenic design is by Tim Mackabee, with costume design by Amy Clark, lighting design by John Lasiter, sound design by John Shivers and Hugh Sweeney, and video design by Nathan Scheuer. Wig design is by Leah Loukas, and the production stage manager is Nevin Hedley.

ANTHONY ANDREWS (Henry Higgins) received worldwide recognition for his portrayal of the doomed Sebastian Flyte in Brideshead Revisited for which he won the BAFTA and the Golden Globe and received an Emmy nomination for best actor. He made his West End theatre debut in Alan Bennett's Forty Years On. Theatre credits include spells with the New Shakespeare Company, including Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Royal National Theatre productions of Coming in to Land; Dragon Variations at the Duke of York's Theatre; One of Us; Vertigo and Ghosts. West End: The Woman In White, My Fair Lady. Select Television credits include Jewels (Golden Globe nomination), A Beast with Two Backs, The Fortunes of Nigel, London Assurance, French without Tears, Superstition, The Pallisers, Upstairs Downstairs, The Duchess of Duke Street, Danger UXB, The Law Lord, Heartstones, Z for Zacharia, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (ACE Award nomination), Sparkling Cyanide, David Copperfield, Love in a Cold Climate and Cambridge Spies. His films include The King's Speech (SAG Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture), Operation Daybreak, A War of Children, Ivanhoe, The Scarlet Pimpernel, QB VII, Suspicion, Under the Volcano, The Holcroft Covenant, Hannah's War, The Lighthorsemen, Second Victory, and Mothertime.

ALEXANDRA SILBER (Eliza Doolittle) is a 2014 Grammy nominee for West Side Story with the San Francisco Symphony. The Detroit native made her Broadway debut in Master Class, and has become a familiar presence in NY theater in Hello, Again, She Loves Me, and Arlington at the Vineyard Theater, for which she received an Outer Critics Circle nomination recognizing her bravura performance. On London's West End she starred in The Woman In White, Fiddler on The Roof and Carousel (Julie Jordan), which she triumphantly reprised in LA. Television credits include "Mysteries Of Laura", all the "Law & Orders" series, "Kiss Me, Kate" (BBC), and the Grammys. Alexandra has appeared in concerts with the San Francisco and Detroit Symphonies, Carnegie Hall, Caramoor, and the London Proms.

The Muny's 2015 summer season, its 97th summer season in Forest Park, features seven shows, including: My Fair Lady (June 15 - June 21), Hairspray (June 23 - June 30), Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn (July 6 - July 12),Buddy - TheBuddy Holly Story (July 13 - July 19), Into The Woods (July 21 - July 27), Disney's Beauty and The Beast (July 29 - August 7), andOklahoma! (August 10 - August 16.) For more information call (314) 361-1900or visit muny.org.The exciting line-up includes 3 Muny premieres. The seven shows are: My Fair Lady (June 15 - June 21), Hairspray (June 23 - June 30), Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn (July 6 - July 12), Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (July 13 - July 19), Into The Woods (July 21 - July 27), Disney's Beauty and The Beast (July 29 - August 7), and Oklahoma! (August 10 - August 16.) For more information, call (314) 361-1900 or visit muny.org.

The Muny's mission is to enrich lives by producing exceptional musical theatre, accessible to all, while continuing its remarkable tradition. As the nation's largest outdoor musical theatre, we produce 7 world-class musicals each year and welcome over 350,000 theatregoers over our 9-week season. Now celebrating 97 seasons in St. Louis, The Muny remains one of the premiere institutions in musical theatre.


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