My Fair lady -revival-

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My Fair lady -revival-#0
Posted: 4/6/04 at 11:37pm
So are there any plans to bring the London revival to broadway? I think this musical is due for a new production.
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Posted: 4/6/04 at 11:57pm
Mackintosh's My Fair Lady Won't See Bway Soon, But Producer Says "Just You Wait"

By Kenneth Jones
13 Nov 2003


The popular Cameron Mackintosh revival of My Fair Lady, seen in London in recent seasons with Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Andrews and others, will not be recreated on Broadway anytime soon, Mackintosh told Playbill On-Line.

"I'm not doing it," explained Mackintosh, on Nov. 13, the day of the North American non-Equity premiere of his production of Oliver! in Denver. "I can't. I'm working on Mary Poppins with Disney at the moment. If the right theatre had come and we could have cast it there and then, I could have just about done it before I got too involved with Mary Poppins, but I can't now."


Here's the rest of it: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/82758.html

Hope this helps!

I'd like to see it on Broadway too. It would be a HOT ticket, but it looks like we have to wait till all this Mary Poppins crap is over and done with.
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Posted: 4/7/04 at 12:05am
The McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ (where Jeffrey Carlson of TABOO fame is currently in Candida)is doing My Fair Lady and then the production is transferring to Hartford Stage.
But this is a different type of My Fair Lady because it's being billed as "10 actors and 2 pianos".
So, don't really know how that'll work, but I think it's a neat concept for any show.
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Posted: 4/7/04 at 12:13am
I would love to see My Fair Lady come back as a revival, it would be pretty amazing. I'm sure in all do time it will.
I would love to see Sutton play Eliza and Victor Garber as Henry Higgins.
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Posted: 4/7/04 at 12:15am
well, except for a show that doesn't really need 10 actors. Then it's overkill.
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Sutton is brilliant casting as Eliza.
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God yes! She's just awesome!
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Ruthie Henshall as Eliza. re: re: re: re: re: re: re: My Fair lady -revival-

Sutton is a good choice. She definitely has the look and singing voice; but I wonder if she could pull off a believable British accent?
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audra mcdonald - eliza
brian stokes mitchel - higgins
they would be awsome in these roles!!!!! :)
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No. I don't agree with the Audra and Brian casting for these roles Stokes is a little too stiff as a actor for this.
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Sutton seems pretty versatile to me; I think she could pull off a convincing Cockney accent if she worked on it. I'd also like to David Elder as Freddy just to hear his beautiful rendition of "On the Street Where you Live".

I'd also love to see Garber as Higgins. He could sure as hell act the hell out of that role, and I'd love to see how the chemistry plays out with him and Foster, if they end up playing the roles.
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I bet Idina could do the part well.
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I've been told that Idina has a lovely, soaring soprano. Apparently, her TONIGHT duet back in college was stunning.

I fear our lovely Ms. MacDonald is a tad too old for the role now. However, in a younger day, she would have been simply marvelous in the role. And to continue the non-traditional cast, I would have adored Morgan Freeman's Higgins.

I would prefer to see that queen of missed performances, Laura Benanti, in the role. I, for one, have not had to suffer any of her absences and was quite impressed with her take on Cinderella. I think she could do something special with the role...opposite Jeremy Irons, of course.
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since when is Audra too old by Broadway Standards? On stage I am sure she looks very young. I think she'd be amazing.
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Perhaps 'too old' is not the right way to put it. There's something leading lady-ish about her. I feel she may have just gotten past her ingenue days. Of course, I would KILL to be proven wrong, because she may be the closest thing I have to blind worship of a star.
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Hugh Grant was absolutely born to play Higgins.
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Eliza used to be one of my dream roles in about 3rd grade, until I realized I'm a contralto and couldn't sing soprano if my life depended on it. Anyway, after hearing the Millie OBC, I think Sutton as Eliza would be sheer brilliance. SHe's got the innocence, but also could pull off the grittiness. Shes doing "Me and My Girl" somewhere isn't she? So that means she could pull off the accent.
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I say Anne Hathaway (Princess Diaries) and Rupert Everett.
I saw it in London and really loved it and the subtle changes they made. Laura Michelle Kelley was amazing. Look forward to her POPPINS.
I doubt if it did not have a direct transfer after the long run there it will not happen anytime soon.
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Posted: 4/9/04 at 7:50pm
I heard Anne Hathaway sing on The Caroline Rhea Show last year....and then she sang again on Ellen yesterday. WHAT A VOICE!!!
Someone needs to get that girl to Broadway! Though she is going to College right now (in between making movies), so good for her. :)

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Posted: 4/9/04 at 8:05pm
This show is constantly revived. Enough is enough. Revive shows that are rarely or never done instead. Some such shows are:

1. Lil Abner
2. Finian's Rainbow
3. Subways Are For Sleeping
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Posted: 4/13/04 at 12:27am
I think a good revival of My Fair Lady would be just what the doctor ordered. So many revivals of 80s musicals these days. (It's only a matter of time before a 90s musical makes a return). I know MFL has returned in 1976, 1981 and 1993 but that was for 377, 120 and 165 performances (respectively). A classic show as good as this one deserves a lengthy run.

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Posted: 4/13/04 at 12:39am
The "10 actor, 2 piano" version originated three years ago at Trinity Rep in Providence. The concept has since been ripped off by numerous regional theatres. The pianos are on stage, and everyone plays multiple roles except Eliza, Higgins, Pickering, Freddy and Doolittle. For example, one actres plays Mrs. Higgins and Mrs. Pearce. The five "ensemble" players stay onstage the whole time.
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Posted: 4/13/04 at 12:50am
Awe, the pshycic told me i would play this role! Maybe the revival will come right when i get out of AMDA in two years, that would be really cool, ok ok so if its not me , Yes sutton foster would be great at this role. Ya know who else Jessica grove, whatcha think!
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Posted: 4/13/04 at 1:00am
Sutton would be inspired casting... How are her legitimate soprano G's...? re: re: re: re: re: re: re: My Fair Lady

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Sorry for the shameless promotion, and I'm really just kidding. I love the idea of Anne Hathaway or Sutton Foster and Hugh Grant or Rupert Everett.
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