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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".

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Renee Fleming
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2018

Watch below as Renee tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more! (more...)

UK's Acclaimed 'Beyond The Barricade' Concert To Premiere In Australia
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The UK's critically-acclaimed show BEYOND THE BARRICADE, will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from 1st June. (more...)

BWW Review: WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LERNER, Royal Festival Hall
by Nicole Ackman - May 24, 2018

With A Little Bit of Lerner combined an outstanding group of performers with the BBC Concert Orchestra to present an exciting variety of many of Lerner's well-known and lesser-known songs at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. It celebrated the centenary of great American lyricist Alan Jay Lerner's birth in 1918. (more...)

Austin Pendleton Returns To Give His Master Class At United Solo
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Due to popular demand, United Solo brings back Austin Pendleton to teach in the Master Class Series on May 31, 2018 at Theatre Row in New York City. This class provides participants with the opportunity to meet, work, and be discovered by one of the most influential theatre directors. Austin Pendleton will spend time working with the participants on scenes and monologues. He will offer his critique and thoughts on participants' work, gradually trying to reach a wider evaluation of the strengths and potential of each actor. Participants are expected to bring a scene from material they are currently working on. All ages and levels of theatrical experience encouraged. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. "Participants of the United Solo Master Class Series have an incredible opportunity to work in a collaborative setting with industry leaders in theatre, television, and film. The nuggets of wisdom gained from these sessions, as well as the opportunity to connect with top-notch professionals, is an invaluable experience that we, as artists, can take with us for a lifetime," says Pat McAndrew, Master Class Manager at United Solo. (more...)

Guthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

???????The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) proudly announced the cast and creative team for the theater's summer musical, West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at (more...)

Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The 10th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - were held in Atlanta at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 19.  Two of the evening's award winners, Parker Jennings and Laughton Berry, will go on to compete with young performers from across the country for the coveted Jimmy Award as well as scholarships and professional opportunities. They are heading to New York to participate at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, taking place at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway, at 7:30 pm on June 25, 2018.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage with the Cast of THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA; Lenny Wolpe, Lisa O'Hare, and More
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 24, 2018

Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 13th season of Project Shaw on with The Doctor's Dilemma, one of Shaw's most beloved plays. BroadwayWorld takes you backstage with the all-star cast featuring Lenny Wolpe, Lisa O'Hare, Reed Birney, and more. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: May 24, 2018
by BWW Special - May 24, 2018

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alexandra Silber and Ken Clark in CAMELOT at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of Lerner and Loewe's multiple Tony Award-winning musical Camelot. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul (Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha), the classic musical is now on stage through July 1. (more...)

JoAnne Akalaitis Returns To The Guthrie With World Premiere Of BAD NEWS! I WAS THERE…
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) announced it will present BAD NEWS! i was there… created and directed by JoAnne Akalaitis with Kate Atwell, Greg Taubman and Ashley Tata with original music and sound by Bruce Odland. Playing June 2-3, 2018, for four performances only, this unique theater experience will take place in the Guthrie lobbies in promenade style, which requires patrons to stand and walk during the performance. A limited number of chairs will be available for accessible seating. (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens June 15-17
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites audiences to enjoy two plays by William Shakespeare-plus one about saving his words and securing his legacy-under the stars when its flagship outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 15-17, 2018. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature Romeo and Juliet, directed by Damaso Rodriguez; Lauren Gunderson's The Book of Will, directed by Christopher Liam Moore; and Love's Labor's Lost, directed by Amanda Dehnert. Previews begin June 5, and all three shows will run through the weekend of October 12-14. (more...)

TCM To Pay Tribute To Musicals In June Programming Special 'Mad About Musicals!'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay homage to the glittering world of Hollywood musicals with Mad About Musicals!, a special month of programming celebrating timeless movie musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain and Cabaret. TCM is once again partnering with Ball State University and Canvas to offer a free online multimedia course tied to this programming special about the history of the musical genre and its evolution with cultural and technological shifts. Enrollment is open until June 17 and fans can sign up for the course at (more...)

BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL Season Extended in Melbourne!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Australian professional premiere season of the Broadway hit BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL has been extended. Stage Masters is thrilled to announce three additional shows: 7.30pm Friday 22 June, 2.00pm and 7.30pm Saturday 23 June. (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Clint Ramos
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2018

Watch below as Clint tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello and More Turn Out for Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 22, 2018

This week the third concert in this landmark 18th season of Town Hall's signature series, Broadway by the Year drew out some of Broadway's finest performers including Tony-nominee Carolee Carmello, Drama Desk nominee Cheryl Freeman, Luke Grooms (Jerry Springer: The Opera), Douglas Ladnier (Jekyll & Hyde), Maxine Linehan (South Pacific), Kyle Selig(Mean Girls), Oakley Boycott (Bells Are Ringing), Joshua Israel (Annie). Check out photos from the even below! (more...)

Brief 5/22: Catch Up on What Went Down at the Obies, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - May 22, 2018

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down for the latest news. Want our morning reports delivered via email? Subscribe here! (more...)

Single Tickets Now On Sale at Riverside Theatre for 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Beginning Monday, June 4th at 10am, single tickets for Riverside Theatre's exciting 2018-2019 Season will go on sale. Building on the incredible success of last season's productions with sold out performances of Gypsy, Million Dollar Quartet and Mamma Mia, Riverside is proud to present another ambitious season of music, comedy, and drama. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 11- We Believe in Michael Arden's Revival of SPRING AWAKENING
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 22, 2018

On day 11 of 30 Days of Tony, we take a look at another Best Direction of a Musical nominee, Michael Arden! (more...)

Theater Talk: Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton & More Talk MY FAIR LADY!
by Theater Talk - May 21, 2018

This episode focuses on Lincoln Center Theater's stunning revival of My Fair Lady with the production's director, Bartlett Sher; Lincoln Center Theater's Producing Artistic Director, Andre Bishop; as well as actors Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Allan Corduner, who star as "Eliza Doolittle," "Henry Higgins" and "Colonel Pickering," respectively. Jesse Green, Co-Chief Theater Critic of The New York Times co-hosts with Susan Haskins. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - May 21st - SUMMER and HARRY POTTER Top Growth!
by Alan Henry - May 21, 2018

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Summer (7.73%), Mean Girls (3.99%), My Fair Lady (3.43%), Carousel (2.58%) and Escape to Margaritaville (2.23%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Cursed Child (5.03%), The Iceman Cometh (3.93%), Three Tall Women (3.82%), Angels in America (2.70%) and Children Of A Lesser God (2.25%). (more...)

BWW Review: One-Night-Only Pygmalion and Galatea Reveals the Best of SYNETIC THEATER
by Sam Abney - May 21, 2018

When defining theatrical productions, people like to break down the categories into two basic camps: plays and musicals. Anyone believing those two monikers are the only labels for modern theatrical productions have never witnessed a show like that put on by Synetic Theater in Arlington, VA. As the regions' premiere physical theater, Synetic continually pushes the boundaries of what can be on stage. This statement rang true during Tuesday's one-night-only engagement of Pygmalion & Galatea created by Founding Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili and his wife, Co-Founding Choreographer Irina Tsikurishvili. This powerful and highly stylized performance reveals all the best qualities of Synetic. (more...)

Brief 5/21: Obie Awards Ceremony, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - May 21, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the Obie Awards will be presented tonight, hosted by John Leguizamo, at Terminal 5! (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/21
by BWW Special - May 21, 2018

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 5202018. (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Alexander Gemignani
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2018

Watch below as Alexander tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more! (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 10- Christopher Gattelli is the King of Broadway with NEWSIES!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2018

On Day 10 of 30 Days of Tony, we look to a double nominee for his work on My Fair Lady and Spongebob Squarepants the Musical. Christopher Gattelli.  (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: May 21-27, 2018
by BWW Special - May 21, 2018

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for May 21-27, 2018. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A Loverly Day in the Life of MY FAIR LADY's Christopher Faison!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2018

Dancing all night, eight times a week is the company of the ten-time Tony nominated My Fair Lady. Led by Lauren Ambrose and Harry Hadden-Paton, the cast is made of 37 of Broadway's best, who effortlessly bring the Lerner & Lowe classic back to the forefront  this season. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 20, 2018
by - May 20, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: David Cromer
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2018

Watch below as David tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more! (more...)

VIDEO: Diana Rigg Talks MY FAIR LADY, Game of Thrones, and More on CBS Sunday Morning
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2018

In the rousing revival of the musical 'My Fair Lady' at New York's Lincoln Center, one of Britain's most acclaimed actresses, Dame Diana Rigg, makes her return to Broadway as Mrs. Higgins. (more...)

Who Won Big at the 2018 Chita Rivera Awards? - Full List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2018

At this year's Chita Rivera Awards, actress, dancer, and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade received the second annual Lifetime Achievement Award, iconic composer John Kander received the Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theater as a Composer and legendary theater director and producer Harold Prince was presented with the SDC Director Award for Exemplary Collaboration with Choreographers. (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: LaChanze
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2018

Watch below as LaChanze tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more! (more...)

Breaking: Glenda Jackson, CURSED CHILD, THE BAND'S VISIT & More Win at the 2018 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2018 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by Tony® Award winners Harriet Harris, Julie White and Tony® Award nominee Christopher Sieber at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online right here at (more...)

Education Round Up: New York City Theatre Companies with an Eye on Arts Education
by Julie Musbach - May 18, 2018

Theatre is a universally enjoyable experience, but there are always ways to enhance the impact. Theatre is entertainment, and yet it can do so much more. As the young audiences for productions grow, local companies respond with carefully curated outreach programs that give students of all ages the chance to engage in the theatre community and learn from everything it has to offer. (more...)

AFTERGLOW Breaks Record to Become Longest Running Show at Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

This season's hit Off-Broadway play, Afterglow, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, breaks the Davenport Theatre record for the longest running show, as it surpassed past productions including Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, A Dog Story (in The Loft) as well as main stage productions of Shear Madness, Daddy Long Legs, Men and Women Talking Love and Sex, Pageant, Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! and Around the World in 80 Days. (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Taylor Louderman
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2018

Watch below as Taylor tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more! (more...)

Vote For the 16th Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Nathan Lane And Anthony Boyle Lead Featured Actor In A Play!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Your Voice Matters! Voting Opens Today for the 2018 Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Awards season in NYC is now in FULL swing, and with the critics, press, and industry all having their chances to nominate and vote - now it's the fans' turn. (more...)

MasterVoices Presents NAAMAH'S ARK As Part Of The River To River Festival, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

???????MasterVoices - dedicated to the art of musical storytelling and the celebration of the human voice - presents a free performance of a new version of the dramatic oratorio Naamah's Ark by composer Marisa Michelson and librettist Royce Vavrek, on Sunday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Rockefeller Park. The event is produced in collaboration with the River To River Festival, presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and Battery Park City Authority. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: May 17, 2018
by BWW Special - May 17, 2018

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Broadway Stars Join Covenant House in Honoring Audra McDonald
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning host Stephen Colbert of CBS's THE LATE SHOW will join CBS MORNING SHOW co-host John Dickersonand an all-star cast of Broadway royalty on the stage of the Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center on June 18, 2018, as the international youth charity Covenant House presents its Beacon of Hope Award to Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner Audra McDonald, and honors long-time supporters, Broadway veteran Capathia Jenkins and Take-Two Interactive, at the 2018 A Night of Broadway Stars gala concert. (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Tina Landau
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2018

Watch below as Tina tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more! (more...)

BWW Previews: MY FAIR LADY at Mitchell Hall Theatre
by Jessica Vanek - May 17, 2018

BWW Previews: The Importance of My Fair Lady and Why You Should Come See It (more...)

Casting announced for NOTHING LIKE A DAME A Cabaret of Broadway's Leading Ladies
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Cincinnati Music Theatre (CMT) is pleased to announce the casting of NOTHING LIKE A DAME: A Cabaret of Broadway's Leading Ladies at the Aronoff Center's intimate Fifth-Third Bank Theater on June 8-9 and 15-16 (see detailed schedule below). CMT has attracted some of the area's top local talent and theatre veterans - many of whom have performed in past CMT productions - for its second cabaret production through a new partnership with the Cincinnati Arts Association. (more...)

Summer At Playhouse On Park Includes Young Actor Musical Theatre Preparatory Program
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

A few spots remain for the Young Actor Musical Theater Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park! Running from July 16-July 27, this two week full-day intensive musical theatre program introduces and prepares young actors for future training and/or performance in music, dance and theater. We are happy to work with students of all backgrounds and levels of training. All are welcome! (more...)

Ben Edelman to Receive Dorothy Loudon Award at Theatre World Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

It was announced today by The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President), and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation (Lionel Larner, Executive Director), Ben Edelman (Admissions) will be honored with the 10th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award at the 74TH Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on the set of the TONY Nominated Broadway Revival of Once on This Island on Monday afternoon, June 4, 2018 beginning at 2:00 p.m at Circle in the Square (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Christopher Gattelli
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2018

Watch below as Christopher tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more! (more...)

Way Off Broadway Concludes Season with Disney's BEAUTY & THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will bring its 2018 Mega-Mini Season to a close this summer with an extended run of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the international family favorite musical adapted for the stage from the 1991 animated movie. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 4: Bartlett Sher Takes Home A Tony for SOUTH PACIFIC!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 16, 2018

On Day 4 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate a Best Direction of a Musical nominee, My Fair Lady director, Bartlett Sher! (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Set To Charm The Hayes
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Hayes Theatre Co is thrilled to announce the delightful romantic comedy, She Loves Me, will be playing later this year. Chosen for the inaugural Artist Led Production Initiative, this feel-good musical comedy will charm audiences at Hayes Theatre Co from 24 August with tickets on sale now at (more...)

The Mountain Play Presents MAMMA MIA! Featuring The Music Of ABBA
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

???????The Mountain Play, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience is proud to present Mamma Mia! for its 105th Season. Directed by Jay Manley, Musical Direction by Jon Gallo, and Choreography by Nicole Helfer and Zoe Swenson-Graham. (more...)

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