My Fair Lady, London Coliseum

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London Coliseum, London
Booking to 27 August 2022
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The first major West End revival of My Fair Lady in over two decades

The Lincoln Center Theatre production of My Fair Lady transfers to London’s West End for a limited 16-week engagement at the London Coliseum, and must end 27 August 2022.

An acclaimed cast includes rising British star Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, Tony nominated actor Harry Haddon-Paton, Heather Jackson, Maureen Beattie and Sharif Afifi.

Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, this critically acclaimed production of My Fair Lady is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher(The King and I) and features the English National Opera orchestra playing Frederick Loewe’s ravishing score.

Returning to the London stage for the first time in over 21 years, don’t miss this major new production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. One of the most beloved musicals of all time, at its heart My Fair Lady is a story about class, gender and power. And it’s a musical comedy.

Performed by an outstanding company, My Fair Lady features much-loved songs including such classics as “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “The Rain in Spain”, “Get Me to the Church”, “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live.”

The original 1956 Broadway production starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews won six Tony Awards including Best Musical and was hailed by The New York Times as “one of the best musicals of the century”. The film adaptation starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison continues to be one of the most cherished musical films of all time.

My Fair Lady is booking until 27 August 2022 at the London Coliseum.

What is My Fair Lady about?

Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a ‘proper lady’. But who is really being transformed?

Who is in the London cast of My Fair Lady?

The London cast of My Fair Lady features rising star Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle. Amara was last seen in London in the acclaimed production of Spring Awakening at the Almedia Theatre and won the Debut Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Les Misérables at the 2018 The Stage Awards. Other credits include The Boyfriend at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Oklahoma! at Chichester Festival Theatre and 13 The Musical.

Henry Higgins is played by Harry Haddon-Paton (Downton Abbey, The Crown) who reprises his Tony and Grammy Award nominated Broadway role. Henry’s mother, Mrs Higgins is played by British theatre actress Heather Jackson; Eliza’s love-sick suitor Freddy is played by Anglo-Egyptian actor Sharif Afifi; Henry’s housekeeper Mrs Pearce is played by Maureen Beattie, Stephen K Amos is Alfred P. Doolittle, and Malcolm Sinclair is 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.

Creative Team

Bartlett Sher reunites the original creative team of costume designer Catherine Zuber, set designer Michael Yeargan, lighting designer Donald Holder, sound designer Scott Lehrer and choreographer Christopher Gattelli. My Fair Lady, based on Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.


Reviews of My Fair Lady

★★★★ "A new West End leading lady is born in this sumptuous new production " - WestendTheatre.com
★★★★ "Fresh and sparky, with a bona fide star in Amara Okereke" - Evening Standard
★★★★ "Amara Okereke shines as Eliza Doolittle in Bartlett Sher’s glossy musical" - The Independent
"Amara Okereke flowers opposite Vanessa Redgrave" - Daily Telegraph
"Perfectly elegant" "the definition of a comforting night out at the theatre" - Guardian
★★★  Average review score

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 27 August 2022
Age restrictions
5+
Running time
3 hours (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


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Important Notes

Vanessa Redgrave is no longer in this production.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under five will not be admitted.


Venue Information

London Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
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My Fair Lady UK tour casting announced
Michael D Xavier, opera singer Lesley Garrett , EastEnders' Ian Beale - Adam Woodyatt and Emmerdale's John Middleton to star The producers of My Fair Lady, which is in its closing week of a successful run at the London Coliseum, has announced casting for its UK tour. The tour will star West End leading man Michael D Xavier (Sunset Boulevard) as Henry Higgins, Charlotte Kennedy (Les Misérables) as Eliza Doolittle, Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale in EastEnders) as Alfred P Doolittle, Heather Jackson (The Phantom of the Opera) as Mrs Higgins, John Middleton (Rev. Ashley Thomas in Emmerdale) as Colonel Pickering, Lesley Garrett (The Messiah) as Mrs Pearce, and Tom Liggins as Freddy Eynsford-Hill. The Lincoln Center Theater production of My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher, opened at the London Coliseum in May 2022, and the current cast at the Coliseum includes Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, Harry Haddon-Paton as Henry Higgins and Sharif Afifi as Freddy. The show is embarking on a multi-date tour which includes Bradford (9 September 2022), Dublin (6 - 30 October), Cardiff (8 - 26 November), Edinburgh (14 December - 7 January 2023), Southampton (12 - 29 January), Birmingham (7 - 26 March) and Canterbury (20 June - 1 July). The show boasts a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. My Fair Lady is adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, and also takes inspiration from Gabriel Pascal's film. The wider creative team of the musical includes design by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Marc Salzberg, hair and wigs by Tom Watson, music supervision by Gareth Valentine, musical direction by Alex Parker, musical supervision by Ted Sperling and choreography by Christopher Gattelli. Book tickets to My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum
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Vanessa Redgrave leaves My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum
Dame Vanessa Redgrave has bowed out early from My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum, following a bout of Covid. In a note posted on Instagram, the star said: “I have had the delight of performing in My Fair Lady at the Coliseum in London which opened on May 18th. The cast, led by Amara Okereke, Harry Hadden-Paton & Stephen K Amos, with the full English National Orchestra conducted by musical director Gareth Valentine, are superb. I need a rest following a stretch of Covid, so I am leaving the production which ends on August 27th. My Love to All, Vanessa Redgrave (Dame)” The Oscar, Emmy, Olivier and Tony Award winner was starring in the show as Mrs. Higgins, opposite Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle and Harry Haddon-Paton as Henry Higgins. Heather Jackson will take over the role in Redgrave's absence. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, this critically acclaimed production of My Fair Lady is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher(The King and I) and features the English National Opera orchestra playing Frederick Loewe’s ravishing score. Alongside Redgrave - and now Heather Jackson Okereke and Haddon-Paton, is Sharif Afifi as Freddy, Maureen Beattie as Henry’s housekeeper Mrs Pearce, 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. Book tickets to My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum
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My Fair Lady enters final weeks at London Coliseum. Last chance to book tickets.
My Fair Lady currently running at the London Coliseum, has entered its final weeks with its last performance on Saturday 27th August. Bartlett Sher’s glorious multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe’s much loved My Fair Lady is the first major West End revival of the show for 21 years. Amara Okereke stars as Eliza Doolittle alongside Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins and Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Pickering. Dame Vanessa Redgrave also appears as Mrs Higgins, with Maureen Beattie as Mrs Pearce, Sharif Afifi as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Stephen K Amos as Alfred P. Doolittle The production features 36 musicians from the English National Opera’s award-winning orchestra playing Frederick Loewe’s ravishing score, making it the largest orchestra in the West End. The score includes 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." Sher's production premiered in the spring of 2018 at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater, winning the 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 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." Adapted from the play by George Bernard Shaw and the film Pygmalion by Gabriel Pascal, My Fair Lady features a script, lyrics, and music by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. [ngg src="galleries" ids="803" display="pro_tile"] Photos: Marc Brenner Book tickets to My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum
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My Fair Lady review at the London Coliseum 2022 ★★★★
★★★★ "A new West End leading lady is born in this sumptuous new production " - WestendTheatre.com The top line: Bartlett Sher gives London a sumptuous new production of this Broadway classic, that revels in the My Fair Lady cliches of Edwardian London seen through American eyes; but is also as fiercely intelligent as Eliza proves to be. A new West End leading lady is born in Amara Okereke’s performance as Eliza Doolittle. The production and direction: Bartlett Sher has brought his smash-hit Broadway revival of My Fair Lady to the London Coliseum, playing until 27 August 2022. Sher has gone back to both George Bernhard Shaw’s original play “Pygmalion,” on which My Fair Lady is based, and 1913 screenplay of Pygmalion, to make some small, but pretty significant additions to the book of the show. This, combined with his staging, proves pretty transformative - particularly at the end of the show when Eliza usually swoons into Henry Higgins’ arms. The cast: The West End has a new leading lady, and we don’t say that lightly given the breadth of talent currently on stage in London. Every few years someone extraordinary gets given the role of a lifetime, and another star is born! That star is Amara Okereke in the title role of Eliza Dolittle.  She is everything you want Eliza to be, vulnerable, funny, charming, frightened, but with so much more than you usually see, not least Eliza as a hero of the story rather than a down trodden puppet manipulated by Higgins. What’s more she sings the part beautifully, with a trembling grit in the flower girl scenes, to a joyous awakening in I Could Have Danced All Night, to a powerful, confident Show Me and I Could Have Danced All Night reprise in Act II. Harry Hadden-Paton is a slick Henry Higgins, as he revives his Broadway performance, which earned him a Tony nomination. What’s more he is as believable and rounded a character as we’ve ever seen of Higgins, which is no small praise.  Vanessa Redgrave as Higgins’ mother, is a much needed star name in this big production, but she looks unsteady on her feet (which is one way to add onstage tension). In terms of the other leads, Malcolm Sinclair given a lovely performance as Colonel Pickering, but Stephen K Amos feels miscast as Alfred P Doolittle, lacking the easy comic charm to carry off Eliza’s wayward, chancer of a father. Sharif Afifi as Eliza’s suitor Freddy Eynsford-Hill sings beautifully and breaths new life, particularly some quirky comedy, into this usually dull part. The creatives: The Coliseum stage is vast, and as a working opera house means the orchestra pit places the stage even further away from the audience. Michael Yeargan’s sets manage to bring the action closer to the audience, especially in Henry Higgins’ home, which capitalises on the Coliseum revolve to slickly present a series of spaces. His study, the main set of the show, is strangely cramped and claustrophobic, which is maybe a design choice, maybe a budget limitation for this short-run production.  Catherine Zuber’s costumes are glamorous, beautiful and everything you need them to be. The show has never sounded better, with Robert Russell Bennett’s musical arrangements and Gareth Valentine’s musical direction ravishing Frederick Loewe’s glorious score - surely one of the great musicals score of all time.   Book tickets to My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum My Fair Lady is booking until 27 August 2022 at the London Coliseum.
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My Fair Lady review round-up – at the London Coliseum 2022 ★★★
Reviews are in for Bartlett Sher's West End revival of My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum. Starring Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle and Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins with Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins. Lead supporting cast includes 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 Evening Standard's Nick Curtis said "Sher’s production repackages this witty, well-crafted piece of work for a new generation" where " Amara Okereke absolutely smashes it in Bartlett Sher’s joyful staging". The Guardian's chief critic Arifa Akbar felt the show was "the definition of a comforting night out at the theatre" but added that it was "solid, not spectacular". Sher's blockbuster new production of Lerner & Loewe's adored musical features 36 musicians from the English National Opera's award-winning Orchestra playing the wonderful 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." 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. Book tickets to My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum Read a round-up of reviews for My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum.
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My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum – new photos
New production photos of the West End revival of My Fair Lady starring Amara Okereke, Harry Hadden-Paton-Paton and Dame Vanessa Redgrave have been released. Bartlett Sher's blockbuster new production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved musical began previews at the London Coliseum on 7 May and will play a limited season til 27 August, with an official opening night on 18 May. The lead cast features 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. 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." [ngg src="galleries" ids="803" display="pro_tile"] 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. Photos: Marc Brenner Book tickets to My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum
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My Fair Lady – new rehearsal photos show Vanessa Redgrave, Amara Okereke & Harry Hadden-Paton 
My Fair Lady has released further rehearsals photos for Bartlett Sher's blockbuster new production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved musical, coming to the London Coliseum this summer. The show starts its run at the London Coliseum on 7 May 2022, playing until 27 August 2022. 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. 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." [ngg src="galleries" ids="786" display="pro_tile"] 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. Photos: Johan Persson Book tickets to My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum
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My Fair Lady – First Look rehearsal & photo shoot video, plus more pictures
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. https://videopress.com/v/f9mwKqOG?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.westendtheatre.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F04%2Fmy-fair-lady-rehearsal-video-choreographer-interview_mp4_hd.original.jpg&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true 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." [ngg src="galleries" ids="784" display="pro_tile"] 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 Book tickets to My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum
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Full casting announced for My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum
Full casting has been announced for the West End revival of My Fair Lady, which opens at the London Coliseum in May 2022. BAFTA award-winning comedian Stephen K Amos will play the role of Alfred P. Doolittle and Malcolm Sinclair will play the role of Colonel Pickering. Malcolm has performed in more than 50 theatrical productions and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2019 Olivier Awards for his performance in Pressure at The Ambassador's Theatre.  They join the previously announced Amara Okereke who will star as Eliza Doolittle, Harry Hadden-Paton who reprises his performance as Henry Higgins, Dame Vanessa Redgrave who will play Mrs Higgins, Maureen Beattie who will play Mrs Pearce and Sharif Afifi who will play Freddy Eynsford-Hill. The full company is completed with 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.  Bartlett Sher's acclaimed Broadway transfer will mark the first West End revival of Lerner and Lowes classic musical in over two decades. Sher's glorious production at the Lincoln Center Theatre in 2018 ran for over 500 performances and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards. That production starred Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins alongside Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) in the role of Eliza Doolittle. It also featured the last stage appearance of Dame Diana Rigg as Higgin's mothers. My Fair Lady will play a limited 16-week engagement at the Coliseum opening on 7 May 2022 and playing through to 27 August 2022. My Fair Lady is based on Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Book tickets to My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum
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Stage Spy: My Fair Lady goes posh with Tatler and flowers
Bartlett Sher's Tony award-winning Broadway production of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady is hurtling to the West End, and with plenty of style! Now in rehearsals, this sumptuous new show opens on 7 May 2022 at the London Coliseum, for a limited Summer season until 27 August. And the marketing and PR people are doing a great job building buzz up to the opening. My Fair Lady has good form in getting theatregoers excited ahead of its opening night. The original London production of My Fair Lady opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 1958. PR supremo Vivienne Byerley, who worked for the show's producer Binkie Beaumont at HM Tennent,  was said to have “whipped London theatregoers into frenzied anticipation” leading up to the opening, and even convinced the Daily Express to print a countdown headline (“FOUR MORE DAYS”) every day leading up to the big night! This month's issue of Tatler has the most gorgeous front cover of Amara Okereke, who plays Eliza Doolittle in the production (see images below). The accompanying Tatler photoshoot story of Okereke is ravishing, including hats by Emily-London. Also, the Coliseum will host a special retail pop-up throughout the run of My Fair Lady. Broadway florists boo•kay will make their West End debut, running a pop-up florists in the foyer of the Coliseum, staffed by out-of-work West End performers. boo-kay was started during the pandemic by musicals actor and dancer Robbie Fairchild (An American in Paris), who trained in floristry at the Covent Garden Academy of Flowers. They are also running Friday Flowers, combining flowers with performance, and "intimate" floristry classes! Given the My Fair Lady story is about a young Cockney selling flowers in Covent Garden, it all feels very appropriate. Broadway director Bartlett Sher is a busy man at the moment, with another show also on stage in London: the Broadway transfer of his To Kill a Mockingbird, now playing at the Gielgud Theatre starring Rafe Spall. Plus it was announced this week that Sher is tackling another Lerner & Loewe musical - this time Camelot, opening at the Lincoln Center Theatre in November, adapted by Aaron Sorkin, who also adapted To Kill a Mockingbird. The cast of this new London production of My Fair Lady - the first in the West End for 21 years since Cameron Mackintosh transferred the National Theatre production, includes Amara Okereke as Eliza, Harry Haddon-Paton as Henry Higgins, Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins, Sharif Afifi as Freddy, and Maureen Beattie as Mrs Pearce. Book tickets to My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum My Fair Lady - Tatler images All images copyright Tatler Tatler May 2022 issue - My Fair Lady Tatler May 2022 issue - My Fair Lady Tatler May 2022 issue - My Fair Lady Tatler May 2022 issue - My Fair Lady https://youtu.be/iuiWYyKXuKM
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New Broadway production of Camelot from Aaron Sorkin & Bartlett Sher
A brand new production of classic Lerner & Loewe musical Camelot is coming to Broadway next season. The Lincoln Center Theater is bringing the much loved musical to New York audiences, reimagined for the 21st century. The production will boast a book by Oscar and and Emmy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, based on the original book by Alan Jay Lerner, and directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher. Sorkin and Sher are reuniting following their acclaimed Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird, which has recently transferred to London and is currently playing at the Gielgud Theatre starring Rafe Spall. Barlett Sher is also transferring his Tony Award winning Broadway production of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady, which opens at the London Coliseum on 7 May 2022 starring Amara Okereke, Harry Haddon-Paton, Dame Vanessa Redgrave and Sharif Afifi. Lerner & Loewe's Camelot will begin previews on 3 November 2022 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Book tickets to To Kill a Mockingbird at the Gielgud Theatre Book tickets to My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum More about Camelot Based on "The Once and Future King" by T.H. White, CAMELOT is Lerner and Loewe's 1960 follow up to My Fair Lady. The story is about the quest for democracy, striving for justice, and the tragic struggle between passion and aspiration, between lovers and kingdoms. This epic and timely tale features the iconic characters King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot as well as the beloved original score with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe which includes "If Ever I Would Leave You," "What Do the Simple Folk Do?" and the title song "Camelot." ALAN JAY LERNER (Original Book/Lyrics) wrote some of America's best loved and enduring stage and movie musicals with Frederick Loewe over a period of more than 25 years: Life of the Party, What's Up, The Day Before Spring, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, Camelot, and Gigi. He also wrote Love Life with Kurt Weill, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and Carmelina with Burton Lane, Coco with Andre Previn, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with Leonard Bernstein, and Dance a Little Closer with Charles Strouse. He wrote the libretto and/or lyrics for the following films: An American in Paris, Gigi, The Little Prince, Royal Wedding, and film versions of his plays. He wrote two books: The Street Where I Live and The Musical Theatre: A Celebration. Mr. Lerner died in 1986. FREDERICK LOEWE (Music) wrote the scores for some of America's most memorable musicals, including My Fair Lady, Camelot, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, and Gigi. Among his most famous songs with lyricist-partner Alan Jay Lerner are "Almost Like Being in Love," "I Could Have Danced All Night," and "Thank Heaven for Little Girls." A musical prodigy, Loewe was born in Berlin in 1901 and, at 13, was the youngest piano soloist to play with the Berlin Philharmonic. Struggling to find work on Broadway after arriving in the U.S. in 1924, Loewe worked at odd jobs and wrote with several other lyricists until approaching Lerner at New York's Lambs Club in 1942 about collaborating on a show - thus beginning one of Broadway's most extraordinary partnerships. Loewe died in Palm Springs in 1988. More about Aaron Sorkin and Bartlett Sher AARON SORKIN (Book) the Academy-Award and Emmy winning screenwriter, director, and renowned playwright, made his Broadway debut with A Few Good Men. His subsequent film adaptation was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay and Best Picture. Sorkin won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network and received an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay Moneyball. Additional screenplays include Steve Jobs, The American President, and Charlie Wilson's War. In 2017, Sorkin made his directorial debut with Molly's Game, which he also wrote, earning him an Academy Award nomination for best adapted screenplay. Sorkin wrote and directed The Trial of the Chicago 7, which was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Acclaimed across mediums, Sorkin created and produced "The West Wing," which won 26 Primetime Emmy Awards, "The Newsroom," "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and "Sports Night" and the stage adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird," now the highest grossing American play in Broadway history. Most recently, he wrote and directed Being the Ricardos, now available worldwide on Amazon Prime Video. BARTLETT SHER (Director). LCT: South Pacific (Tony Award); Intimate Apparel, My Fair Lady, Oslo, The King and I, Golden Boy, Blood and Gifts, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Awake and Sing!, The Light in the Piazza. Broadway: To Kill a Mockingbird, Fiddler on the Roof, The Bridges of Madison County. Off-Broadway: Cymbeline (Callaway Award); Waste (Obie Award); Don Juan, Pericles (TFANA, BAM). Previously Artistic Director of Seattle's Intiman Theatre (2000-2009), Company Director for the Guthrie Theater and Associate Artistic Director at Hartford Stage. Opera: Rigoletto (Berlin, Metropolitan Opera); Roméo et Juliette (Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg, Milan, Chicago); Faust (Baden Baden); Two Boys (ENO, Metropolitan Opera); Il barbiere di Siviglia (Baden Baden, Metropolitan Opera), Otello, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Le Comte Ory, L'Elisir d'Amore (Metropolitan Opera); Mourning Becomes Electra (Seattle Opera, City Opera). Film: Oslo (Critics Choice Award, Emmy nomination).
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Amara Okereke to play Eliza Doolittle in Bartlett Sher’s My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum
Harry Haddon-Paton to reprise his Broadway role of Henry Higgins; Vanessa Redgrave to play Mrs Higgins; and Sharif Afifi as Freddy Eynsford-Hill. British actress Amara Okereke has been cast as Eliza Doolittle in the forthcoming West End revival of Bartlett Sher's acclaimed Broadway production of My Fair Lady, which opens at the London Coliseum in May 2022. Amara Okereke was last seen in London in the acclaimed production of Spring Awakening at the Almedia Theatre in December 2021. She won The Stage Awards 2018 Debut Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Les Misérables. Other credits include The Boyfriend at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Oklahoma! at Chichester Festival Theatre and 13 The Musical. Harry Haddon-Paton will reprise his Tony and Grammy Award nominated Broadway role as Henry Higgins. At 40 years old, Haddon-Patton is one of the youngest actors to take on the role in a major West End or Broadway production. The cast will also feature British theatre royalty Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Henry's mother, Mrs Higgins; Anglo-Egyptian actor Sharif Afifi as Freddy Eynsford-Hill; and Maureen Beattie as Mrs Pearce. The Broadway transfer will mark the first West End revival of Lerner and Lowes classic musical in over two decades. Tickets for My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum are now on sale. Sher's glorious production at the Lincoln Center Theatre in 2018 ran for over 500 performances and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards. That production starred Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins alongside Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) in the role of Eliza Doolittle. It also featured the last stage appearance of Dame Diana Rigg as Higgin's mothers. My Fair Lady will play a limited 16-week engagement at the Coliseum opening on 7 May 2022 and playing through to 27 August 2022. Directed by Bartlett Sher (The King and I, To Kill A Mockingbird), this sumptuous West End revival will feature the English National Opera orchestra playing Frederick Loewe’s iconic score with a smashing company performing those classic songs I Could Have Danced All Night, Get Me to the Church on Time, The Rain in Spain, and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face. My Fair Lady is based on Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Book tickets to My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum
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Bartlett Sher’s My Fair Lady confirmed for London in 2022
Bartlett Sher's acclaimed production of My Fair Lady will open at the London Coliseum in Spring 2022. The Broadway transfer will mark the first West End revival of Lerner and Lowes classic musical in over two decades. Tickets for My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum are now on sale. Sher's glorious production at the Lincoln Center Theatre in 2018 ran for over 500 performances and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards. That production starred Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins alongside Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) in the role of Eliza Doolittle. It also featured the last stage appearance of Dame Diana Rigg as Higgin's mothers. “Getting a chance to revisit Shaw's extraordinary story of class and privilege in a new age, and especially for London audiences, is a rare and special event.  And I am also thrilled to be back at the ENO and the Coliseum, a perfect space for this epic musical.” said Bartlett Sher. Casting for the London production has not been confirmed, however Sher is keen for Haddon-Paton to reprise the role if his schedule permits. At 40 years old, Haddon-Patton is one of the youngest actors to take on the role in a major West End or Broadway production, with director Bartlett Sher consciously moving away from the idea of Rex Harrison's older paternalistic interpretation. Harry Hadden-Paton & Lauren Ambrose in My Fair Lady on Broadway My Fair Lady will play a limited 16-week engagement at the Coliseum opening on 7 May 2022 and playing through to 27 August 2022. One of the most beloved musicals of all time, My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway in 1956 with a young Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music, Victor / Victoria) playing Eliza Doolittle opposite Rex Harrison. An instant hit on Broadway and when it transferred to London two years later, the musical continues to be revived in major theatre halls the world over. It was last staged in London by Cameron Mackintosh at the National Theatre in 2001 followed by a West End transfer to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Avid theatre goers will remember it starred Martine McCutcheon who was lauded for her true east end performance - when she was on! Directed by Bartlett Sher (The King and I, To Kill A Mockingbird), this sumptuous West End revival will feature the English National Opera orchestra playing Frederick Loewe’s iconic score with a smashing company performing those classic songs I Could Have Danced All Night, Get Me to the Church on Time, The Rain in Spain, and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face. My Fair Lady is based on Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. My Fair Lady tickets are available to book from 7 May 2022 until 27 August 2022 at the London Coliseum.

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