My Fair Lady Opens!!

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Posted by: Pia Haas on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Tom Galantich and Jennifer Babiak in My Fair Lady.
Tom Galantich and Jennifer Babiak in My Fair Lady.

My Fair Lady, based on George Bernard Shaw’s classic play Pygmalion, tells the familiar story of Eliza Doolittle, a Covent Garden flower peddler who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop. However, Eliza succeeds so well that she outgrows her lowly social status, and manages to become an indispensable part of Higgins’ life.  The original 1956 production of My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews enjoyed a seven year run on Broadway leading to the 1964 film which won several Oscars, including Best Picture.

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