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London Transfer of Lincoln Center Theater my beautiful lady Opens May 18th

Amara Okereke, Harry Haddon-Paton and Vanessa Redgrave headline the Bartlett Sher-directed revival.

Amara Okereke, Harry Hadden Paton and Vanessa Redgrave

Lincoln Center Theater’s 16-week engagement my beautiful lady will officially open at the London Coliseum on May 18th, following previews which began on May 7th. The musical will play until August 27th, followed by a UK and Ireland tour, visiting Bradford, Dublin, Cardiff and Southampton, with additional cities announced in the future.

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s film Pygmalionthe show has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Classic scores include “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 gotten used to her face.”

The production is directed by Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle, Harry Haddon-Paton as Henry Higgins, Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins, Maureen Beattie as Mrs Pearce and Sharif Affix as Freddie Eynesford-Hill.

Rounding out the cast are Stephen K. Amos as Alfred P. Doolittle and Olivier nominee Malcolm Sinclair as Colonel Pickering, as well as ensemble members Dammi Aregbeshola, Bernadette Bangura, Joseph Claus, Jordan Crouch, Jamie Cruttenden, Francessca Daniella-Baker, and Barry Drummond Bethany Huckle, Heather Jackson, Emma Johnson, Charlotte Kennedy, Sinead Kenny, Jenny Legg, Tom Liggins, Rebekah Lowings, Carl Patrick, Tom Ping, Dominique Planter, Joseph Poulton, John Stacey, Joshua Steel, Oliver Tester, Adam Vaughan, Annie Wensak , and Paul Westwood.

Produced by Lincoln Center Theatre, the work features direction by Bartlett Sher, set design by Michael Yeargan, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Marc Salzberg, hair and wigs by Tom Watson, musical direction by Ted Sperling and choreography by Christopher Gattelli.

Lerner and Loewe’s musical favorite was last seen in a major London revival in 2001 by producer Cameron Mackintosh. The original production, directed by Julie Andrews, moved to London in 1958 and ran for five years.

The production first premiered at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in 2018 and starred Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Diana Rigg and Norbert Leo Butz. The production was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and received an award for Best Costume Design for Catherine Zuber.

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