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My Fair Lady   

Mark Hellinger Theatre, (3/15/1956 - 2/24/1962)
Broadhurst Theatre, (2/28/1962 - 4/14/1962)
Broadway Theatre, (4/18/1962 - 9/29/1962)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Mar 15, 1956    
Closing Date: Sep 29, 1962 Total Performances: 2717

Category: Musical, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: In and around London, 1912.
Comments: Sally Ann Howes replaced Julie Andrews in the role of Eliza on February 3, 1958. However, at director Moss Hart's suggestion, she went on for Julie Andrews' final matinee on February 1, 1958, to perform once for an audience before critics came. Julie Andrews played her final performance in the evening of February 1, 1958.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Anthony Brady Farrell
Produced by Herman Levin
"Pygmalion" produced on the screen by Gabriel Pascal
Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Music by Frederick Loewe; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Adapted from "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw; Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett and Phil Lang; Dance arrangements by Trude Rittman; Musical Director: Franz Allers; Choral arrangements by Gino Smart
Directed by Moss Hart; Choreographed by Hanya Holm
Production Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Cecil Beaton; Lighting Design by Feder; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Wig Design by Ira Senz; Costumes executed by Helene Pons
General Manager: Philip Adler
Production Stage Manager: Samuel Liff; Stage Manager: Jerry Adler and Bernard Hart
Assistant Conductor: Harris Danziger; Dance Pianist: Freda Miller
Press Representative: Richard Maney, Peggy Phillips and Robert Hector; Press Assistant: Lila Glaser; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner; Dance Captain: Crandall Diehl
Julie Andrews
Eliza Doolittle
(Mar 15, 1956 - Feb 01, 1958)
Rex Harrison
Henry Higgins
(Mar 15, 1956 - Dec 23, 1957)
Robert Coote
Colonel Pickering
(Mar 15, 1956 - Jun 1957)
Stanley Holloway
Alfred P. Doolittle
Cathleen Nesbitt
Mrs. Higgins
Estelle Aza
Dancing Ensemble
Philippa Bevans
Mrs. Pearce
Paul Brown
Thatcher Clarke
Dancing Ensemble
(circa. Sep 1956)
Melisande Congdon
Singing Ensemble
Cathy Conklin
Flower Girl
Dancing Ensemble
Margaret Cuddy
Dancing Ensemble
Imelda De Martin
Dancing Ensemble
Pat Diamond
Dancing Ensemble
Crandall Diehl
Dancing Ensemble
Gordon Dilworth
Selsey Man
Lord Boxington
Pat Drylie
Dancing Ensemble
David Evans
Dancing Ensemble
Gordon Ewing
Singing Ensemble
Lola Fisher
Singing Ensemble
Rosemary Gaines
Singing Ensemble
Maribel Hammer
Queen of Transylvania
Singing Ensemble
Barbara Heath
Dancing Ensemble
Christopher Hewett
Zoltan Karpathy
Carl Jeffrey
Dancing Ensemble
Glenn Kezer
Second Cockney
Singing Ensemble
John Michael King
Freddy Eynsford-Hill
William Krach
Singing Ensemble
Vera Lee
Dancing Ensemble
Nancy Lynch
Dancing Ensemble
Rod McLennan
Another Bystander
James Morris
Third Cockney
Singing Ensemble
Barton Mumaw
Dancing Ensemble
Gene Nettles
Dancing Ensemble
Colleen O'Connor
Singing Ensemble
Olive Reeves-Smith
Mrs. Hopkins
Lady Boxington
Viola Roache
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
Joe Rocco
Dancing Ensemble
Fernando Schaffenburg
Dancing Ensemble
Muriel Shaw
Singing Ensemble
Reid Shelton
First Cockney
Singing Ensemble
Patti Spangler
Singing Ensemble
(circa. Sep 1956)
Herb Surface
Fourth Cockney
Singing Ensemble
David Thomas
Hoxton Man
Singing Ensemble
Gloria Van Dorpe
Singing Ensemble
James White
Dancing Ensemble
Judith Williams
Mrs. Higgins' Maid
Dancing Ensemble
Understudies: Constance Brigham (Eliza Doolittle), Paul Brown (Jamie), Gordon Dilworth (Alfred P. Doolittle), Maribel Hammer (Mrs. Hopkins), Christopher Hewett (Henry Higgins), Glenn Kezer (Harry), Rod McLennan (Colonel Pickering), Olive Reeves-Smith (Mrs. Eynsford-Hill, Mrs. Pearce), Viola Roache (Mrs. Higgins), Reid Shelton (Freddy Eynsford-Hill) and David Thomas (Zoltan Karpathy)
Tony Award®
winner 1957 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Music by Frederick Loewe; Produced by Herman Levin
winner 1957 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Rex Harrison
1957 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Julie Andrews
1957 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Robert Coote
1957 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Stanley Holloway
winner 1957 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Oliver Smith
winner 1957 Best Costume Design [winner]
Cecil Beaton
1957 Best Choreography [nominee]
Hanya Holm
winner 1957 Conductor and Musical Director [winner]
Musical Director: Franz Allers
winner 1957 Best Direction [winner]
Moss Hart
Theatre World
winner 1956 Award [recipient]
John Michael King
music by Frederick Loewe; lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
ACT 1 Sung By
Street Entertainers Buskers
Why Can't the English? Henry Higgins
Wouldn't It be Loverly? Eliza Doolittle and Cockneys
With a Little Bit of Luck Alfred P. Doolittle, Harry and Jamie
I'm an Ordinary Man Henry Higgins
With a Little Bit of Luck (Reprise) Alfred P. Doolittle and Ensemble
Just You Wait Eliza Doolittle
The Rain in Spain Henry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle and Colonel Pickering
I Could Have Danced All Night Eliza Doolittle, Mrs. Pearce and Maids
Ascot Gavotte Full Ensemble
On the Street Where You Live Freddy Eynsford-Hill
The Embassy Waltz Henry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle, Zoltan Karpathy and Full Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
You Did It Henry Higgins, Colonel Pickering, Mrs. Pearce and The Servants
Just You Wait (Reprise) Eliza Doolittle
On the Street Where You Live (Reprise) Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Show Me Eliza Doolittle and Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Wouldn't It be Loverly? (Reprise) Eliza Doolittle and Cockneys
Get Me to the Church on Time Alfred P. Doolittle, Harry, Jamie and Ensemble
A Hymn to Him Henry Higgins
Without You Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face Henry Higgins