The Lincoln Center Theater production, directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, stars Lauren Ambrose and Harry Hadden-Paton as Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins. The production began previews March 15.
Flip through photos of the opening night below:
Inside the Opening Night of My Fair Lady on Broadway
Based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw—which, in turn, has its roots in the Greek myth of the same name—the show follows a flower seller of the London streets who wishes to work in a proper floral shop. When she overhears linguistics professor Henry Higgins wager that he can make any woman pass for a high society socialite, she seeks him out and offers to be his subject.
This mounting marks the show’s fourth Broadway revival of the 1956 musical. Joining Ambrose and Hadden-Paton onstage are two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Eliza’s father Alfred P. Doolittle, Tony winner Diana Rigg (Medea) as Mrs. Higgins, and Jordan Donica (The Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton national tour) as Freddy Eynsford-Hill.