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My Fair Lady - 1956 - Broadway

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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Broadway Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1681 Broadway
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2020
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, October 231-November 1, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2020
The Bay Street Theater announced today that it is creating its first purpose-built home that will feature multiple theaters and spaces for the development of new work, dedicated education facilities, and outdoor performance and public spaces.
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2020
Stephen can't help but swoon when Julie Andrews makes a grand return to the show with tales from her early days on Broadway and a peek at what it's like now working and creating from home. Check out Julie Andrews' new book 'Home Work' and her podcast 'Julie's Library,' both of which are available everywhere now!
by Chantal Kunst - Oct 30, 2020
Musicals in Concert: Stars from The House is een bijzonder online musical concert dat van vrijdag 20 t/m zondag 29 november thuis te bekijken is via een online link. Musicalartiesten Gaia Aikman, Esmée Dekker, Nienke Latten, Milan van Waardenburg en Yoran de Bont zingen vanuit hun eigen woonkamer bekende en minder bekende nummers uit Nederlandse en Broadway musicals. Geïnteresseerden kunnen een online formulier invullen en ontvangen vervolgens een betalingsverzoek. Na betaling ontvangt men vrijdag 20 november een unieke en exclusieve link. Hiermee kan het concert tot en met zondag 29 november bekeken worden. Tickets voor het online musical concert zijn vanaf €7,50 te verkrijgen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2020
The Santa Barbara Symphony and Granada Theatre partnered to kick off the Symphony's newly-designed 2020-2021 performance season on Saturday, October 17.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2020
Live Theatre returns to Manchester next month with a new two week, Covid-secure live arts event staged at the Altrincham Garrick Playhouse. It is confirmed that the festival is able to go ahead in the regions Tier 3 restrictions.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020
The Old Globe announced today that its 23rd annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! will be presented by KPBS Radio in San Diego as a free audio-only production. Due to the ongoing pandemic, The Old Globe is unable to produce the San Diego favorite on its stage this year.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020
After lots of books for hardcore musical theatre lovers, Miller has finally written one for everybody else, The ABC's of Broadway Musicals: A Civilian's Guide, a fun, short, easy-to-read introduction to the art form, famous shows, famous artists, books and videos to check out, and a short but informative stroll through the history of musicals.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 28, 2020
Tune in right here today, October 28 (12pm ET), as he chats with Rafael Casal and Adrienne Warren, who star in one-night-only virtual Halloween benefit concert presentation of The Nightmare Before Christmas, benefitting the Actors Fund and the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) have announced performers and speakers set to join their annual Sing Out For Freedom benefit concert, this year an election eve virtual event on Monday, November 2 at 6:30PM (EST).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020
Today, October 26th, the first season of Broadway and Beyond TV series launches in major airports in NORTH AMERICA and the UK on ReachTV. Hosted by Tony and Olivier Award-winning producer, Catherine Schreiber, this new series of exclusive interviews gives an insider's look at the creation of Broadway shows and focuses on the importance of theatre.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 25, 2020
With a little help from her dads, Ava Nicole Frances is the most popular kid in town every Halloween.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
What does OBC mean to you? Original Broadway Cast? Yes! That's what Jessica Rush, Steven Trumon Gray and Vasthy Mompoint are.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
Tomorrow, October 23, Broadway Records will release of the Original Concept Recording of Night of the Living Dead! The Musical! The album will be available everywhere digital music is sold.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2020
A star cast will join Brian Conley in the new, musical staged concert of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent's A Christmas Carol, which is set to play a strictly limited season at the Dominion Theatre in London. Performances run from Monday 7 December 2020 to Saturday 2 January 2021.
by Debbie Hall - Nov 9, 2020
Broadway might be closed until 2021, but award-winning Broadway and Las Vegas entertainer Travis Cloer will celebrate songs from his album Broadway & More with Christopher Lash on the piano with his show of the same name at The Vegas Room Nov. 27-28.
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2020
Last night, Laura Benanti appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform 'Don't Worry 'Bout Me' from her new album. Benanti was accompanied by Pasqual Grasso on guitar.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
Laura Benanti has revealed that she will be performing on tonight's episode of A Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2020
Hollywood icon Julie Andrews shares a lot of incredible stories from her book 'Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years,' including one hilarious moment in which she jokingly shared a kiss with Carol Burnett at a benefit that happened to be in the same hotel as Lyndon B. Johnson's presidential inauguration. Tune in to hear the shocking details!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
The full cast has been set for Resounding's immersive audio production of Treasure Island: Live, on November 27 and 28 at 8 pm EST. Victoria Huston-Elem (Finding Neverland 1st Nat., Addams Family 1st Nat.) Lance Roberts (My Fair Lady, Sunset Boulevard), Kurt Uy (CBS's Tommy, Vietgone), Rolonda Watts (Divorce Court, Rolonda), and more join the cast.
by The Chaos Twins - Nov 4, 2020
Tune in today, November 4 (4pm ET) to watch the next episode right here at BroadwayWorld. This week's special guest is playwright Jocelyn Bioh.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2020
Mad Cow Theatre and producer Hunter Arnold unofficially kicked off the holiday season early today, announcing that a special filmed version of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol starring one of the finest stage actors of our time, Tony Award® winner Jefferson Mays, will be released worldwide on Saturday, November 28.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2020
Laura Osnes is stopping by Birdland on November 6 for her concert The Paths Not Taken, with help from Fred Lassen!
by Kay Kudukis - Nov 27, 2020
Jefferson Mays is Scrooge again, and he's right on time.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
Following its continuous success in presenting Hong Kong's best-selling musicals, including Titanic, Catch Me If You Can, Singin' in the Rain, Into the Woods, Legally Blonde, My Fair Lady, and many more, Face Productions is performing its latest musical Guys and Dolls this weekend at Hong Kong Arts Centre's Shouson Theatre, Wan Chai.
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Sacramento Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by Angie Stanton - Nov 25, 2020
Overture Center welcomes Laura Benanti in virtual 
Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
For a limited time, fans will be able to purchase fifteen of The Seth Concert Series performances featuring Broadway's biggest stars!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
On December 3rd, The Center For Fiction’s Annual Awards Benefit is honoring individuals who have made outstanding contributions to fiction this year. This year’s benefit will be free for anyone who wishes to attend. This year’s benefit be hosted by actress, comedian and author Yvonne Orji, and will feature a performance by Laura Benanti.
by Student Blogger: Joey Tabasco - Nov 23, 2020
TikTok, one of the world’s most famous apps, has developed yet another trend: No Nuance November. Participants post videos of their (usually controversial) opinions without explanation.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2020
The singers of the Opera Philadelphia Chorus have anchored decades' worth of productions ranging from the world premieres of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek's Breaking the Waves and David Hertzberg's The Wake World to Verdi's Nabucco and Requiem.
by Michael Rabice - Nov 22, 2020
Creative programming for theatre companies has become a do or die venture during the covid pandemic, so Starring Buffalo and Musicalfare Theatre have joined forces to give their own patrons and the world of the internet a chance to escape lockdown woes. Their recent online concert showcases two of Broadway's youngest and best talents. Zachary Noah Piser, who is the most recent alternate star of DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway and in Toronto, and his partner Adam Rothenberg, Assistant Conductor of the eagerly awaited Broadway revival of COMPANY, came to town to perform an exciting live concert. Using Starring Buffalo's mantra of including Buffalo's own best talent alongside prodigious High School students, the concert was rounded out of Karen Harty and West Seneca West High School Senior Talia Mobley.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced+ the world premiere of the 2018 Geffen Playhouse production of A Christmas Carol on Saturday, November 28, at 9 p.m. EST via On The Stage streaming services. Tickets will be made available on baystreet.org and are $50 per household, which includes unlimited viewing for 24 hours.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020
Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare through translation and adaptation, today announces a commission with UNIVERSES to take on Hamlet. Amrita Ramanan, OSF's Literary Director, will serve as dramaturg.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union present their annual Sing Out For Freedom benefit concert tonight, Monday, November 2 at 6:30PM (EST).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
Today (November 2) in live streaming: Sing Out for Freedom, Beth Malone sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
Helena Bonham Carter and Pierce Brosnan have joined the cast of the upcoming romantic comedy 'Not Bloody Likely.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
Hadestown Tony-winner André De Shields and Garth Kravits are singing for the soul of America, putting their own spin on the Sam Cooke civil-rights anthem, 'A Change is Gonna Come,' accompanied by Steven Cuevas on piano.
by The Chaos Twins - Nov 18, 2020
Tune in today, November 18 (4pm ET) to watch the next episode right here at BroadwayWorld. This week's special guests are Tarik Davis, Aneesa Folds, Chris Sullivan, and Anthony Veneziale of Freestyle Love Supreme!
by Student Blogger: Emma Rose Dorsch - Nov 18, 2020
As times change and we become more conscious about the media that we consume and the stories that we tell, we must ask ourselves; are the dated, racist, and sexist elements of Golden Age musicals so problematic that we can’t appreciate them today?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020
'FROSTBITE, Who Pinched My Muff?' is the first panto to be staged at the award-winning Garden Theatre at The Eagle Pub in Vauxhall. Following the ending of the second national lockdown, it will run from 3 December - 10 January.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020
This Thursday, 11/19, Tenor Brian Cheney will perform a concert program of Broadway favorites from the 1950's at 7pm EDT on Stageit.
by Student Blogger: Kyle Morales - Nov 14, 2020
Although the show only ran for 105 performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs theater in 2008, the legacy of the show still lives on today. Enough so, that Netflix is in the process of adapting the show for the screen.
by Student Blogger: Joey Tabasco - Nov 13, 2020
If you ask any theatre kid about the Golden Age of Musical Theatre, the first two people who come to mind are none other than Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020
The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of its 23rd annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, which this year will be presented by KPBS Radio in San Diego as a free audio-only production. Due to the ongoing pandemic, The Old Globe is unable to produce the San Diego favorite on its stage this year.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2020
There's no doubt Sierra Boggess can put on an excellent performance! Check out some of her past gigs before this week's Birdland concert.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the virtual holiday concert, Season For Joy, starring Tony Award-Nominee Melissa Errico, premiering online Thursday, December 10, at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2020
Irish Repertory Theatre announced today that Meet Me in St. Louis: A Holiday Special in Song and on Screen will join their fall 2020 season. Meet Me in St. Louis features a book by Hugh Wheeler, songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, and is based on 'The Kensington Stories' by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture Meet Me in St. Louis.