My Fair Lady: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

My Fair Lady is a classic musical that revolves around Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl, and Professor Henry Higgins, a phonetics expert. The story unfolds as Professor Higgins takes on the challenge of transforming Eliza’s speech and manners to pass her off as a refined lady. My Fair Lady explores themes of class, identity, and the transformative power of education.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1956)

Cast Size: 35+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1910s / England (London)


Creative Team

Music: Frederick Loewe

Lyrics/Book: Alan Jay Lerner


Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1956)➝

Original London Cast (1959)➝

Broadway Cast (1976)➝

London Studio Cast (1987)➝

Studio Cast (1998)➝

London Cast (2001)➝

Broadway Cast (2018)➝


Links

Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

1950s, Classic, Golden Age, Large Cast, PopularTony Award


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