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My Fair Lady announce initial cast for London Coliseum production

The Lincoln Center production of My Fair Lady by Lerner and Loewe arrives at the London Coliseum from May 7, 2022 and the initial cast has been announced.

The award-winning production of Bartlett Sher from Lerner and Loewe’s my lovely lady arrives at the London Coliseum in May 2022 after an acclaimed season at Lincoln Center in New York. My Fair Lady tickets are now on sale.

The initial cast for the long-awaited production has been announced with Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle. She will be joined by Harry Hadden-Paton, who is reprising the role of Henry Higgins from the Lincoln Center season.

Stage legend Dame Vanessa Redgrave will also play Mrs Higgins, her first London stage appearance since The Inheritance in 2018. Maureen Beattie will join Vanessa who will play Mrs Pearce and Sharif Afifi as Freddie Eynesford-Hill. Other castings will be announced in due course.

New York’s critically acclaimed and multi-award winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Lerner & Loewe’s acclaimed film my lovely lady will move to the London Coliseum for a limited summer engagement in what will be the show’s first major West End revival for 21 years. The season continues in the celebrated tradition of summer musicals at the London Coliseum. The perfect way to celebrate London’s theater scene as it blossoms again after the pandemic. Performances begin May 7, 2022 with an opening night on May 18, 2022.

My Fair Lady Musical Tickets in London
The Lincoln Center cast of My Fair Lady. Photo: Joan Marcus

Directed by Bartlett Sher, this sublime production, which premiered in the spring of 2018 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design, 5 Outer Critics’ Circle Awards including Best Musical Revival, the Drama League Award for a Outstanding Musical Revival and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical Revival and Costume Design. The London production will feature 36 musicians from the award-winning English National Opera Orchestra playing Frederick Loewe’s delightful score, making it the largest orchestra in the West End.

my lovely lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor determined to turn her into his idea of ​​a ‘real lady’. But who is really transformed?

With book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, my lovely lady features a score including the classic songs “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “Get Me to the Church on Time”, “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”, “On the Street Where You Live”, “The Rain in Spain, and “I got used to his face.”

My Fair Lady takes place at the London Coliseum from May 7 to August 27, 2022.


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Watch this trailer for the Lincoln Center production of My Fair Lady