Photo Flash: 'My Fair Lady' US Tour Press Preview
My Fair Lady, Lerner & Loewe's legendary musical, premieres in the United States direct from its 50th Anniversary London production and UK national tour, beginning performances in September in Tampa, FL.
Based on the Cameron Mackintosh/National Theatre of Great Britain's award-winning London sensation, and hailed as "the revival against which all others will be measured" this glorious, the new production of My Fair Lady features one of Broadway's most beloved scores including "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "Get Me to the Church on Time."
Adapted from Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, the musical features book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The original UK artistic team unites for the tour, including director Trevor Nunn, choreographer Matthew Bourne (Olivier Award), production designer Anthony Ward, and lighting designer David Hersey.Christopher Cazenove, best known to American audiences as Ben Carrington on television's "Dynasty," will star as Professor Henry Higgins. Lisa O'Hare, who recently played the title role of the West End production of Mary Poppins, will play Eliza Doolittle. The two actors originated these roles in the UK national tour in 2005. In addition, Dana DeLisa will play the role of Eliza at select performances.
The cast also includes Walter Charles as Pickering, Tim Jerome as Doolittle, Sally Ann Howes as Mrs. Higgins, Bill Dietrich as Jamie, Lee Zarrett as Harry and Justin Bohon as Freddy and Alma Cuervo as Mrs. Pearce. Ensemble members will include 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.
The United States My Fair Lady tour is scheduled to premiere September 12 15 at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (1010 N. WC MacInnes Place). It will go on to play engagements in more than 25 cities including Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Toronto. For a full list of tour dates, locations and tickets visit MyFairLadyTheMusical.com/tour.php
Photos by Kerry Long
The cast of My Fair Lady
The cast of My Fair Lady
Tim Jerome with the company of My Fair Lady
Tim Jerome and company with a "Little Bit of Luck"
Tim Jerome and ensemble
Tim Jerome with ensemble