Lincoln Center Theater’s production of My Fair Lady will embark on a U.K. and Ireland tour beginning in September, following a 16-week engagement at the London Coliseum May 7–August 27. The tour will visit Bradford, Dublin, Cardiff, and Southampton. Additional cities and casting will be announced soon.
“Getting a chance to revisit Shaw's extraordinary story of class and privilege in a new age is a rare and special event and I am thrilled to be able to take this epic musical on tour for audiences up and down the country to enjoy," sahres director Bartlett Sher in a statement.
The production first premiered in 2018 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater starring Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Diana Rigg, and Norbert Leo Butz. The production was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, taking home a Best Costume Design nod for Catherine Zuber.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion, My Fair Lady has a book and lyrics by Lerner and music by Loewe. The classic score includes “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 tour will feature set design by Michael Yeargan, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Marc Salzberg, hair and wigs by Tom Watson, U.K. music supervision by Gareth Valentine, musical direction by Alex Parker, musical supervision by Ted Sperling, and choreography by Christopher Gattelli.
Lerner and Loewe’s Pygmalion-inspired musical was last seen in a major London revival in 2001 from producer Cameron Mackintosh. The original Julie Andrews-led production transferred to London in 1958, going on to run for over five years.
The My Fair Lady tour will be produced by James L. Nederlander, Jamie Wilson, Hunter Arnold, Playful Productions, and the English National Opera.