My Fair Lady

Original Broadway Production (1956)

Production Info

Previews: March 14, 1956 (1 prev.)
Opening March 15, 1956
Closing: September 29, 1962
Length of Run: 2717 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Staging
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Choreography & Musical Staging

Cast

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Eliza Doolittle
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Freddy Eynsford-Hill
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Colonel Pickering
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Henry Higgins
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Harry
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Jamie
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Alfred P. Doolittle
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Mrs. Pearce
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Mrs. Higgins
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Zoltan Karpathy

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • Overture .... Orchestra
  • Street Entertainers .... The 3 Buskers
  • Why Can't the English? .... Higgins
  • Wouldn't It Be Loverly .... Eliza and Cockneys
  • With a Little Bit of Luck .... Doolittle, Harry and Jamie
  • I'm an Ordinary Man .... Higgins
  • With a Little Bit of Luck (reprise) .... Doolittle and Ensemble
  • Just You Wait .... Eliza
  • The Rain in Spain .... Higgins, Eliza and Pickering
  • I Could Have Danced All Night .... Eliza, Mrs. Pearce and Maids
  • Ascot Gavotte .... Full Ensemble
  • On the Street Where You Live .... Freddy
  • The Embassy Waltz .... Higgins, Eliza, Karpathy and Full Ensemble

Act Two

  • Entr'acte .... Orchestra
  • You Did It .... Higgins, Pickering, Mrs. Pearce and The Servants
  • Just You Wait (reprise) .... Eliza
  • On the Street Where You Live (reprise) .... Freddy
  • Show Me .... Eliza and Freddy
  • Wouldn't It Be Loverly (reprise) .... Eliza and Cockneys
  • Get Me to the Church on Time .... Doolittle, Harry, Jamie and Ensemble
  • A Hymn to Him .... Higgins
  • Without You .... Eliza and Higgins
  • I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face .... Higgins

Additional Musical Numbers Lists

These song lists document any changes that the production went through aside from the opening night song list.

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Trivia & History

Rehearsals began on January 3, 1956. In his memoir, The Street Where I Live, Alan Jay Lerner wrote that the title My Fair Lady was decided upon after rehearsals started, but research by Dominic McHugh, presented in his book Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady, reveals that the title was decided upon during the second half of December 1955. It was quite official by December 30, 1955, when producer Herman Levin sent record producer Goddard Lieberson an outline of the billing sheet for use on the cover of the original cast album, with the title My Fair Lady prominently stamped upon it.

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Production Info

Previews: March 14, 1956 (1 prev.)
Opening March 15, 1956
Closing: September 29, 1962
Length of Run: 2717 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Venues

Main Run

Tryout

Audio Recordings

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Commercial Recordings

Private Recordings

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Broadcast Recordings

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Archival Recordings

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