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Posted: 12/9/17 at 11:07am
Any idea when we can expect a full casting announcement? Particularly curious as to who will be playing Freddy. Hoping for Bobby Conte Thornton who has already played the role and sings On the Street.... divinely. Strange how we've known about Carousel for months now but LCT has been so slow moving with announcements for this....
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Posted: 12/9/17 at 2:11pm

Also very curious about this. Ross Lekites (heartbreakingly good as Charlie in Encores Brigadoon) would be so great as Freddy.  He's been cast in the ensemble in Frozen, however - not sure if that would prove an insurmountable conflict or not.

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Posted: 12/9/17 at 6:35pm
yeah this totally needed a new thread
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Posted: 12/9/17 at 6:51pm
Do we even know the choreographer yet?
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Posted: 12/28/17 at 9:02pm
"Anything you do, let it it come from you--then it will be new." Sunday in the Park with George
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Posted: 12/28/17 at 9:14pm

Call_me_jorge said: "Do we even know the choreographer yet?"

CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI

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Posted: 12/29/17 at 3:56pm

Diana Rigg is worth the price of admission alone! This promises to be a glorious revival! I cannot wait to see this!

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Posted: 12/29/17 at 7:10pm

My older sister and I are going to see it either next Spring or Summer. With such a cast and crew in place, this might be a grand, beautiful production.

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Posted: 1/8/18 at 12:47pm
After being dissaponted with the news that Lauren Ambrose would be Eliza, I quickly changed my mind after watching some interviews with her talking about My fair lady. She seems like a nice person and she has a certain spunk about her, I hope she does good in the role, and cant wait! definitly on my list now when I come in the summer!
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Posted: 1/8/18 at 2:55pm

The casting of Lauren Ambrose as Eliza is interesting to me because her voice is on the deep, soulful side whereas other Eliza's on stage have mostly been sopranos. After all, Lauren's soulful voice is so good that she was almost Fanny Brice in Bartlett Sher's cancelled Funny Girl back in 2011-12; maybe Sher casting her is his version of an apology.

With that said I'm completely excited for this revival more than any one of them this season (yes even more than the critically acclaimed Once on this Island). For My Fair Lady to be directed by the impressively talented Bartlett Sher at the Vivian Beaumont Theater is going to become an amazing revival to say the least. 

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Posted: 1/8/18 at 4:01pm

Bart always seems to be thinking outside the box when it comes to casting. I mean, no one ever would've thought Danny Burstein would be cast as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, yet he was.

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Posted: 1/8/18 at 4:17pm
Word from a friend working on the set construction is that this production is going to be massive. I can’t wait to see it.
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Posted: 1/8/18 at 4:21pm

Also Ken Watanabe in The King and I who turned out to be really, really good.

We also have the unknown Henry Hadden-Paton who's making his Broadway debut as Henry Higgins; so it's not only Eliza, but Higgins who were cast by Sher who loves thinking outside the box.

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Posted: 1/10/18 at 4:56pm

ColorTheHours048 said: "Word from a friend working on the set construction is that this production is going to be massive. I can’t wait to see it."

Sorry about the double post but I just read this and I'm very excited to hear that. Maybe Michael Yeargan's My Fair Lady sets will be different than his sets for The King and I and Fiddler on the Roof, that the people who didn't care for those will really like what he's done this time. I wonder if he's going to do more larger/detailed set drops than what he did for the mentioned two and South Pacific, because of the different locations My Fair Lady requires. I wish there was a sneak peek video for the design aspects of the show so I wouldn't have to be in suspense. 

 

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Posted: 1/10/18 at 5:43pm
It can be massive and still be minimal in that theater. But he seemed excited about how it was coming along (they’re also working on the Harry Potter set and he’s equally jazzed about that), so I have faith the design is going to be wonderful. As all of Michael Yeargan’s is, in my opinion; very painterly but never upstaging the story.
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Posted: 1/10/18 at 6:06pm

And I agree, one of Michael Yeargan's best gifts as a set designer is that he pushes for designs that are big and lavish while being cleverly simple at the same time. Micheal Yeargan, Santo Loquasto, and Bob Crowley  are the best set designers working on Broadway today and their best work speaks for themselves.

I think since My Fair Lady is going to be at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, I imagine that Michael Yeargan is going to pull out all the stops for this production. I'm very excited for this. :)

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Posted: 1/11/18 at 9:04am

I guess I am alone in feeling that I have been there an done that with MFL- seen several productions and of course the movie several times- the music is great- story great too- but I am not excited to see this again. I saw Imelda Stanton in Gypsy- and a revival of Miss Saigon- wine while both were excellent- not so thrilled to see another revival. Perfect for novices though who have not seen it. Lauren might bring something new with her voice- but for me MFL is tired.

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Posted: 1/12/18 at 1:57am

I'm quite excited for Jordan Donica as Freddy because from the audio I heard, he was a very solid Raoul in Phantom. His voice is really nice and I can imagine that he'll slay "On The Street Where You Live". As for Henry Hadden-Paton, I know him as the voice for the "British Male Inquisitor" from the game Dragon Age Inquisitor so he has presence down at least; as for everything else, guess we'll wait and see come March 22nd.

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Posted: 1/12/18 at 10:34am

Musical Master said: "I'm quite excited for Jordan Donica as Freddy because from the audio I heard, he was a very solid Raoul in Phantom.His voice is really nice and I can imagine that he'll slay "On The Street Where You Live". As for Henry Hadden-Paton, I know him as the voice for the "British Male Inquisitor" from the game Dragon Age Inquisitorso he has presence down at least; as for everything else, guess we'll wait and see come March 22nd."

First preview is March 15, not March 22 

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Posted: 1/12/18 at 1:17pm

Whoops! Sorry for the date mix-up. :P

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Posted: 1/12/18 at 6:53pm

I have the same jaded attitude
toward MFL as some above,
even though I haven't seen it
live since the London
production of 1979.

But the casting of Lauren
Ambrose is so fresh, if I
lived on the East Coast I'd
be standing in line for
preview tix.

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Posted: 1/17/18 at 3:40pm

New video with the main cast.

 

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Posted: 1/18/18 at 11:26am

This could have been a revival that would not have excited me had they gone with the casting most on this forum wanted, but because of the casting of both Ambrose and Paton who are relatively unknown on Broadway, I am really excited about it. I think Paton was a more exciting choice than names like Firth or Downey Jr. because I felt I already knew the type of performances I would get from them whereas I think Paton would give me something a bit more surprising just because I'm not too familiar with his work outside of Downton AbbeyThe Crown, and even Dragon Age: Inquisition (though I played the female British inquisitor). Lauren Ambrose is someone who really was not on my radar since I watched Six Feet Under sporadically as it aired on HBO in the early 2000s, but I looked her up and I think she will provide just the right amount of freshness and vibrancy that I wasn't feeling with some of the more popular Broadway names being suggested in that long MFL casting thread. I'm really excited to see what sort of energy she'll bring to Eliza because the problems I've had with some of the clips of various subsequent productions through the decades I've seen elsewhere is that the Elizas have been...interchangeable in a way that any young looking ingenue would have been cast so long as she could sing the score. I feel like Ambrose isn't interchangeable and that's a new feeling.

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Posted: 1/18/18 at 12:27pm

Lauren Ambrose - God Bless the Child (live) - YouTube

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This clip is making me want to see it.

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Posted: 1/18/18 at 2:25pm
^That video had the opposite effect on me.

She's a lovely actress. I guess there must be a classical soprano in there somewhere that none of us have heard yet. I trust Bart. Although it's not like the casting of Ken Watanabe or Conrad Ricamora were strokes of genius.