At the heart of the musical is a G. B. Shaw’s play ‘Pygmalion’. Screenwriter is A. J. Lerner. Composer – F. Loewe. Lyrics by A. J. Lerner. Off-Broadway premiere took place in February 1956 at the Shubert Theatre’s stage. In February musical moved to Erlanger Theatre. In the Broadway, show was exhibited in the Mark Hellinger Theatre. Then it shifted to the stage of Broadhurst Theatre, and after – at The Broadway Theatre. The spectacular was staging from March 1956 to September 1962, endured through 2717 performances. Director – M. Hart, choreographer – H. Holm. In the play starred: J. Andrews, R. Harrison, R. Coote, C. Nesbitt, S. Holloway, P. Bevans among others.
The London premiere took place in the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane. Musical was shown from April 1958 to January 1970 with 2281 exhibitions. Stars were: J. Andrews, R. Coote, R. Harrison, S. Holloway, Z. Dare, L. Weir. Updated musical went on stage of St. James Theatre from March to December 1976. Then it again moved, this time – to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where has been staged from December 1976 to February 1977 with 377 appearances. Director was J. Adler. Choreographer – C. Diehl. In the play starred: I. Richardson, G. Rose, C. Andreas, R. Coote, B. Forbes, J. Lanning and others.
In 1979, this piece was at London's Adelphi Theatre and Uris Theatre from August to November 1981. In Virginia Theatre, it was from December 1993 to May 1994. Show was from March to July of the same year at the Royal National Theatre & Theatre Royal. Overall, this production took place in 17 countries around the world. The musical has received a number of awards: Theatre World, Outer Critics Circle, Tony, Drama Desk, Laurence Olivier.
Release date: 1956
Last Update:May, 16th 2016
My Fair Lady lyrics list
- Act 1
- Why Can't the English? Lyrics
- Wouldn't It Be Loverly? Lyrics
- With a Little Bit of Luck Lyrics
- I'm an Ordinary Man Lyrics
- Just You Wait Lyrics
- Rain in Spain Lyrics
- I Could Have Danced All Night Lyrics
- Ascot Gavotte Lyrics
- On the Street Where You Live Lyrics
- Eliza's Entrance/Embassy Waltz Lyrics
- Act 2
- You Did It Lyrics
- Show Me Lyrics
- Get Me to the Church on Time Lyrics
- Hymn to Him Lyrics
- Without You Lyrics
- I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face Lyrics