MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Mar 15, 1956
Closing Date
Sep 29, 1962
Performances
2,717
MusicalComedy Romantic ComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified.
Theatres
Mark Hellinger Theatre
(Mar 15, 1956 - Feb 24, 1962)
Broadhurst Theatre
(Feb 28, 1962 - Apr 14, 1962)
Broadway Theatre
(Apr 18, 1962 - Sep 29, 1962)

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.

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
Eliza Doolittle
Mar 15, 1956 - Feb 01, 1958
Henry Higgins
Mar 15, 1956 - Dec 23, 1957
Colonel Pickering
Mar 15, 1956 - Jun 1957
Alfred P. Doolittle
Mrs. Higgins
Dancing Ensemble
Mrs. Pearce
Flunkey
 
Bartender
Dancing Ensemble
? - circa. Sep 1956
Singing Ensemble
Flower Girl
 
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
 
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Selsey Man
 
Harry
 
Lord Boxington
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Footman
 
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Servant
 
Singing Ensemble
Queen of Transylvania
 
Singing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Bystander
 
Zoltan Karpathy
Busker
 
Dancing Ensemble
Second Cockney
 
Servant
 
Singing Ensemble
Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Footman
 
Singing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Another Bystander
 
Jamie
 
Ambassador
Third Cockney
 
Singing Ensemble
Chauffeur
 
Constable
 
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
 
Singing Ensemble
Mrs. Hopkins
 
Lady Boxington
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
Busker
 
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Servant
 
Singing Ensemble
First Cockney
 
Butler
 
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
? - circa. Sep 1956
Fourth Cockney
 
Singing Ensemble
Hoxton Man
 
Bartender
 
Singing Ensemble
 
Singing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
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. Pearce, Mrs. Eynsford-Hill), Viola Roache (Mrs. Higgins), Reid Shelton (Freddy Eynsford-Hill) and David Thomas (Zoltan Karpathy)

Mark Hellinger Theatre (Mar 15, 1956 - Feb 24, 1962)

Theatre Owned / Operated by Max Stahl and Stanley Stahl
Musical Director: Charles Jaffe, Arthur Norris (circa. Jul 30, 1956 - ?) and Franz Allers (circa. Dec 31, 1957 - ?)
Company Manager: Al Jones
Stage Manager: Rex Partington; Production Stage Manager: Jerry Adler
Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Martin Shwartz (circa. May 14, 1956 - ?)

Cast

Eliza Doolittle
Feb 02, 1959 - ?
Sally Ann Howes
Also performed the 2/1/1958 matinee in preparation for critics
Eliza Doolittle
Feb 03, 1958 - Jan 31, 1959
Eliza Doolittle
Jan 30, 1961 - ?
Eliza Doolittle
Colonel Pickering
Jul 13, 1959 - Sep 29, 1962
Colonel Pickering
Jun 1957 - Jul 11, 1959
Singing Ensemble
 
Servant
 
Dancing Ensemble
Henry Higgins
Feb 10, 1960 - ?
Busker
 
Dancing Ensemble
Servant
Dancing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
 
First Cockney
Busker
circa. Dec 1957 - ?
 
Dancing Ensemble
Servant
 
Singing Ensemble
Mrs. Pearce
Bystander
circa. May 14, 1956 - ?
 
Zoltan Karpathy
circa. May 14, 1956 - ?
 
Singing Ensemble
Footman
 
Singing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
circa. Sep 12, 1956 - ?
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
Busker
circa. Dec 1957 - ?
 
Dancing Ensemble
circa. Dec 1957 - ?
Servant
Bystander
Jun 04, 1956 - ?
 
Zoltan Karpathy
Jun 04, 1956 - ?
 
Bystander
Jun 04, 1956 - ?
Mrs. Higgins' Maid
Busker
 
Dancing Ensemble
Third Cockney
 
Singing Ensemble
 
Bartender
Bystander
circa. Jun 25, 1956 - ?
Busker
 
Dancing Ensemble
Alfred P. Doolittle
Bartender
Singing Ensemble
 
Queen of Transylvania
Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Dancing Ensemble
Servant
 
Queen of Transylvania
 
Singing Ensemble
Lola Fisher
During Julie Andrews' vacation
Eliza Doolittle
Aug 14, 1956 - ?
 
Eliza Doolittle
Mar 25, 1957 - Apr 06, 1957
 
Eliza Doolittle
circa. Oct 1957 - ?
Henry Higgins
Aug 25, 1958 - ?
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
circa. Jun 25, 1956 - ?
Singing Ensemble
Mrs. Hopkins
 
Lady Boxington
Escort of the Queen of Transylvania
Dec 23, 1957 - Dec 23, 1957
Dancing Ensemble
Mrs. Higgins' Maid
Henry Higgins
Aug 17, 1956 - ?
Busker
Third Cockney
 
Singing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
 
Bartender
Dancing Ensemble
 
Busker
Footman
 
Singing Ensemble
 
Flunkey
Queen of Transylvania
Dec 23, 1957 - Dec 23, 1957
Selsey Man
 
Harry
 
Lord Boxington
Butler
 
Bystander
Dancing Ensemble
First Cockney
circa. Dec 1957 - ?
Dancing Ensemble
Aug 14, 1961 - Feb 24, 1962
Dancing Ensemble
Servant
 
Singing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Mrs. Higgins
Dancing Ensemble
Bartender
 
Singing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
circa. Sep 12, 1956 - ?
Singing Ensemble
Henry Higgins
Nov 29, 1957 - ?
Bystander
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Singing Ensemble
 
First Cockney
Alfred P. Doolittle
Dec 23, 1957 - ?
 
Alfred P. Doolittle
Servant
 
Singing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Jun 22, 1960 - ?
Mrs. Higgins
Dancing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
 
Busker
Dancing Ensemble
Servant
 
Singing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
 
Flower Girl
Zoltan Karpathy
Jun 04, 1956 - ?
Dancing Ensemble
Servant
Footman
 
Flunkey
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
circa. Dec 1957 - ?
Dancing Ensemble
Sep 12, 1956 - ?
Singing Ensemble
 
Servant
Dancing Ensemble
 
Chauffeur
 
Constable
Standby: Tom Helmore (Henry Higgins)
Understudies: Helen Ahola (Mrs. Hopkins), Leo Britt (Henry Higgins, Colonel Pickering), Robin Craven (Henry Higgins), Lola Fisher (Eliza Doolittle), John H. Jones (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Lawrence Keith (Jamie), Margot Moser (Eliza Doolittle), Rosemary Rainer (Eliza Doolittle), Karen Shepard (Eliza Doolittle) and Regina Wallace (Mrs. Higgins)

Broadhurst Theatre (Feb 28, 1962 - Apr 14, 1962)

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Cast

Dancing Ensemble
Feb 28, 1962 - Jul 28, 1962
Mrs. Pearce

Broadway Theatre (Apr 18, 1962 - Sep 29, 1962)

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

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1957 Winner
Book by Alan Jay Lerner
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Produced by Herman Levin

Best Actor in a Musical

1957 Winner
Rex Harrison
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1957 Nominee
Julie Andrews
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1957 Nominee
Robert Coote and Stanley Holloway

Best Scenic Design

1957 Winner
Production Design by Oliver Smith

Best Costume Design

1957 Winner
Costume Design by Cecil Beaton
 

Best Choreography

1957 Nominee
Choreographed by Hanya Holm

Conductor and Musical Director

1957 Winner
Musical Director: Franz Allers

Best Direction

1957 Winner
Directed by Moss Hart

Theatre World

Award

1956 Recipient
John Michael King
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