My Fair Lady

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"My Fair Lady" is a classic musical that premiered on Broadway in 1956, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion," the show tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower seller who becomes the subject of a bet between phonetics professor Henry Higgins and Colonel Pickering. Higgins takes on the challenge of transforming Eliza into a refined and well-spoken lady through rigorous speech lessons. The musical features iconic songs like "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "I Could Have Danced All Night," and "On the Street Where You Live," which have become timeless classics. The beautiful music and witty lyrics capture the essence of the characters and their transformation throughout the story. "My Fair Lady" has enjoyed immense success, both on Broadway and in the West End, and has been revived and adapted into a highly successful film in 1964. The show's enduring popularity can be attributed to its engaging characters, sharp humor, and memorable melodies. The musical explores themes of class, identity, and the power of language, while also offering a glimpse into the changing social dynamics of early 20th-century England. "My Fair Lady" is a testament to the enduring appeal of the rags-to-riches story and the transformative power of education and self-improvement. With its delightful songs, charming characters, and timeless story, "My Fair Lady" continues to captivate audiences, reminding us of the enduring charm of this beloved musical.}

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Genre: Musical Comedy

Score

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"My Fair Lady" is a classic musical that premiered on Broadway in 1956, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion," the show tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower seller who becomes the subject of a bet between phonetics professor Henry Higgins and Colonel Pickering. Higgins takes on the challenge of transforming Eliza into a refined and well-spoken lady through rigorous speech lessons. The musical features iconic songs like "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "I Could Have Danced All Night," and "On the Street Where You Live," which have become timeless classics. The beautiful music and witty lyrics capture the essence of the characters and their transformation throughout the story. "My Fair Lady" has enjoyed immense success, both on Broadway and in the West End, and has been revived and adapted into a highly successful film in 1964. The show's enduring popularity can be attributed to its engaging characters, sharp humor, and memorable melodies. The musical explores themes of class, identity, and the power of language, while also offering a glimpse into the changing social dynamics of early 20th-century England. "My Fair Lady" is a testament to the enduring appeal of the rags-to-riches story and the transformative power of education and self-improvement. With its delightful songs, charming characters, and timeless story, "My Fair Lady" continues to captivate audiences, reminding us of the enduring charm of this beloved musical.}

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Authors

Original Authors

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Book and Lyrics
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Music
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Source Material

Later Contributors

There are no known writers who contributed to revisions, etc. following the original production.
Genre: Musical Comedy

Source

Adapted from Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Synopsis

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Trivia & History

This musical surpassed the performance total of Oklahoma! to become longest-running musical on Broadway history. In 1970, Hello, Dolly! surpassed the performance total of My Fair Lady.

Other Titles

  • Lady Liza (Early title, dropped in March 1955)
  • Mi bella dama (Spanish title)
  • Minha querida lady (Portuguese title)
  • My Lady Liza (Mentioned as title in Theatre Arts magazine and the New York Times prior to the start of rehearsals)
  • Pygmalion (source material)

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