My Fair Lady is running a first look at rehearsals for the blockbuster new production of Lerner & Loewe’s much loved musical, coming to the London Coliseum this summer.
The show starts its run at the Coliseum on 7 May 2022, playing until 27 August 2022.
The video is a sneak peak of the photoshoot for My Fair Lady, and interviews with the show’s two stars – Amara Okereke and Harry Hadden-Paton.
Bartlett Sher directs a lavish revival of his acclaimed Broadway production, starring Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins, Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins, Maureen Beattie as Mrs Pearce, Sharif Afifi as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Stephen K Amos as Alfred P. Doolittle, and Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Pickering.
The full company is completed by Dammi Aregbeshola, Bernadette Bangura, Joseph Claus, Jordan Crouch, Jamie Cruttenden, Francessca Daniella-Baker, Barry Drummond, Bethany Huckle, Heather Jackson, Emma Johnson, Charlotte Kennedy, Sinead Kenny, Jenny Legg, Tom Liggins, Rebekah Lowings, Carl Patrick, Tom Ping, Dominique Planter, Joseph Poulton, John Stacey, Joshua Steel, Oliver Tester, Adam Vaughan, Annie Wensak and Paul Westwood.
Another video includes an interview with the show’s choreographer, Christopher Gattelli, and behind-the-scenes shots of rehearsals for the show.
The wider creative team includes sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Marc Salzberg, hair and wigs by Tom Watson, musical direction by Gareth Valentine, musical supervision by Ted Sperling,and choreography by Christopher Gattelli.
The London production of My Fair Lady features 36 musicians from the English National Opera’s award-winning Orchestra, and has a score that includes 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’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”
Originally staged at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater in 2018, the show won a Tony Award for Best Costume Design, 5 Outer Critics’ Circle Awards including Best Musical Revival, the Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Revival, and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical Revival and Costume Design.
The show has a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion.
My Fair Lady is produced by James L. Nederlander, Jamie Wilson, Hunter Arnold, Crossroads Live, Playful Productions and the English National Opera.
Photos: Hugo Glendinning