My Fair Lady 1956

Ages: 8+
Opened: March 15, 1956

My Fair Lady - 1956 - Broadway History , Info & More

Broadway Theatre (Broadway)
1681 Broadway New York, NY

Adapted from "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw

My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a well-born lady. The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a hit, setting what was then the record for the longest run of any major musical theatre production in history. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version, and numerous revivals. It has been called "the perfect musical".

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My Fair Lady FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of My Fair Lady have there been?
My Fair Lady has had 24 productions including Broadway which opened in 1956, Broadway which opened in 1956, US Tour which opened in 1957, West End which opened in 1958, Broadway which opened in 1964, Regional (US) which opened in 1964, Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1977, West End which opened in 1979, Broadway which opened in 1981, Broadway which opened in 1981, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1993, Broadway which opened in 1993, Broadway which opened in 1993, West End which opened in 2001, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2002, UK Tour which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2018, US Tour which opened in 2019, West End which opened in 2022 and US Tour which opened in 2022.
What Tony Awards has My Fair Lady been nominated for?
Best Musical , , Best Choreography for Hanya Holm, Best Conductor and Musical Director for Franz Allers , Best Costume Design for Cecil Beaton, Best Costume Design for Cecil Beaton , Best Direction for Moss HartBest Scenic Design for Oliver Smith and Best Scenic Design for Oliver Smith.
What Tony Awards has My Fair Lady won?
Best Musical, Best Choreography for Hanya Holm Best Conductor and Musical Director for Franz Allers , Best Costume Design for Cecil Beaton, Best Costume Design for Cecil Beaton , Best Direction for Moss Hart, Best Scenic Design for Oliver Smith, Best Scenic Design for Oliver Smith, .
What awards has My Fair Lady been nominated for?
My Fair Lady has been nominated for several awards. It was nominated for Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, John Michael King received a Performance nomination at the Theatre World Awards for his role in the show.
What awards has My Fair Lady won?
My Fair Lady has won several prestigious awards. It was awarded Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, John Michael King received the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for his role in the show. These accolades highlight the exceptional quality and talent showcased in My Fair Lady.

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