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VIDEO: On This Day, March 15- MY FAIR LADY Celebrates A Loverly Opening Night On Broadway

On this day in 1956, Broadway audiences fell in love with Julie Andrews and Rex Harrisonas they opened in My Fair Lady at the Mark Hellinger Theater.

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion, My Fair Lady, with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, the legendary original production won 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical and ran for 2,717 performances making it, at the time, the longest-running musical in Broadway history.

Boasting a score that contains such songs as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Get Me to the Church on Time," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "On the Street Where You Live," "The Rain in Spain," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," My Fair Lady is a bona fide Broadway classic.

Re-live the magic of this historic Broadway premiere with a performance from Julie Andrews and the original Broadway cast of My Fair Lady.


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