My Fair Lady Timeline

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Posted by: wbtpress on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 2:00:00 pm

The genesis and the evolution to the Musical which is "My Fair Lady" 
43 BC - 17 AD - The Roman poet Ovid first wrote down the Greek myth of Pygmalion, about a misogynist who creates a statue of the perfect woman.

1912 - George Bernard Shaw wrote his Pygmalion.

1914 - The first English-language production of Pygmalion. It starred Mrs. Campbell and was directed by Shaw. It was a huge success and established Shaw as a commercially successful playwright.

1938 - The film version of Pygmalion written by Shaw. The film was hugely successful and nominated for an Academy Award.

1952 - Lerner and Loewe are approached by Gabriel Pascal to adapt Pygmalion.

1956 - My Fair Lady by Lerner and Loewe opened on Broadway and starred Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison.

1964 - The film version of My Fair Lady debuts, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. It won eight Oscars including the Academy Award for Best Picture.

1987 - Pygmalion is revived on Broadway. This production starred Peter O'Toole as Henry Higgins and Amanda Plummer as Eliza Doolittle.

1993 - The third revival of My Fair Lady opens on Broadway. This time Richard Chamberlain takes the role of Henry Higgins


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