From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY. This smash Broadway revival that reopened in 2019 continues on its North American tour this 2024. Featuring a new cast and unforgettable songs like “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live,” this show is something you wouldn’t want to miss. So, when it lands in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, make sure to be there!
My Fair Lady will run at the Benedum Center Pittsburgh from the 30th of January to the 4th of February. There will be a total of 8 performances at the venue before they move on to another city. Gear up for his outstanding musical! If you want to attend a show, be sure to score your tickets while they’re still available. Check out the schedule below and hit the GET TICKETS button to secure yours!
My Fair Lady Tickets
“One of the ‘loverliest’ shows imaginable … a work of theatre magic.” – The Christian Science Monitor
“Fine, handsome, melodious, witty and beautifully acted … an exceptional show.” – New York Journal American
The original musical premiered in 1956 where it won a whopping six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It opened to uniformly positive reviews, one of which stated, “Don’t bother reading this review now. You’d better sit down and order those tickets right away…” Critics commended the clever use of Shaw’s original play, the lyrics’ brilliance, and Loewe’s well-integrated score.
Alan Jay Lerner wrote the book and lyrics for My Fair Lady, and Frederick Loewe composed the music. The plot is based on George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play Pygmalion, and it follows Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins, a phonetician, to pass for a lady. Higgins becomes connected to her despite his cynicism and problems understanding women.
“Positively glows with class, shimmering with confidence and oozing with delight.” – The Stage
“This jubilant revival is meticulously mounted and entirely welcome.” – Variety
“Thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was. Eliza is a hero for our moment!” – The New York Times
Anette Barrios-Torres will step into the spotlight, taking on the role of Eliza Doolittle in this upcoming production. The talented ensemble includes familiar faces with Jonathan Grunert reprising his role as Professor Henry Higgins, John Adkison as Colonel Pickering, Nathan Haltiwanger as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Michael Hegarty as Alfred P. Doolittle, and Becky Saunders as Mrs. Higgins. Joining the cast, Maeghin Mueller will take on the role of Mrs. Pearce, and Christopher Isolano will bring his talent to the company as Zoltan Karpathy.
The ensemble includes Lauren Emily Alagna, Nick Berke, Evan Bertram, Nicholas Carroll, Shannon Conboy, Ryaan Farhadi, Andrew Fehrenbacher, Kelly Gleason, Jackson Hurt, Michelle Lemon, Derek Luscutoff, Ashton Norris, Jessica Ordaz, Rafa Pepén, Kumari Small, Charlie Tingen, Gill Vaughn-Spencer, John Viso, Gerri Weagraff, and Mary Beth Webber.
The revival features choreography by Christopher Gattelli; set design by Michael Yeargan; costume design by Catherine Zuber; lighting design by Donald Holder; and sound by Marc Salzberg. Music supervision is by Ted Sperling, featuring the musical’s original musical arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett and Phil Lang. Meanwhile, dance arrangements are by Trude Rittmann. Orchestration adaptation is by Josh Clayton and music direction is by John Bell.
“Sher’s take on “My Fair Lady” brings the show closer to what the playwright had in mind.” – The Wrap
“Everything it needs to be, and quite a bit more.” – Newsday
The Broadway production of the revival of My Fair Lady made waves, snagging five Outer Critics Circle Awards, with a notable win for Best Revival of a Musical. It garnered attention with 10 Tony Award nominations, including the coveted Best Musical Revival category. It also received nods in five Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical Revival, and three Drama League Awards, earning recognition as a standout Musical Revival.
Fun fact: Alan Jay Lerner refused to let theaters stage My Fair Lady unless they guaranteed chandeliers in the ball scene. He did not want cheap productions of the show!
“Expertly acted, pleasingly sung, and often visually splendid.” – The Guardian
“My Fair Lady is wise, witty, and winning. In short, a miraculous musical” – New York Herald Tribune
Critics from all around had nothing but good things to say about this revival. Here’s what Vulture shared in their review: “Bartlett Sher’s glowing revival of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady has arrived at Lincoln Center to prove that it can be done. A beloved musical from another era can keep on kicking, and, as is the case here, it can even do so without making radical shifts in aesthetic, as long as it’s got its eyes wide open.” Meanwhile, The Guardian wrote, “Expertly acted, pleasingly sung, and often visually splendid, it makes a good faith attempt to honor the show’s history and intentions while also acknowledging the charged sexual politics of the moment.”
“An irresistible hit.” – Variety
“One of the best musicals of the century.” – The New York Times
Catch My Fair Lady live in Pittsburgh when it arrives for a limited time! It’s going to be a spectacular night. It’s not often that a revival as good as this comes to Broadway, so don’t miss out on the opportunity while it’s here.