Following its acclaimed take on Peter Pan, Bedlam is back Off-Broadway with a production of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion beginning March 16 at the Sheen Center. Vaishnavi Sharma, who was seen in Bedlam's The Seagull and Sense and Sensibility, stars as Eliza Doolittle alongside artistic director Eric Tucker as Professor Henry Higgins and Rajesh Bose as Mr. Doolittle.
Shaw's Pygmalion tells the story of linguistics expert Henry Higgins and the cockney flower girl he is determined to transform into a proper, dignified woman.
Completing the cast are Annabel Capper, Nigel Gore, and Edmund Lewis. The six-week engagement is scheduled through April 22, and will officially open March 27.
Bedlam has garnered a reputation for its minimalist, highly inventive approach to theatre. Past productions include the recent Peter Pan and an extended, hit run of Sense and Sensibility.
Pygmalion premiered on Broadway in 1914 at the Park Theatre and was subsequently revived on Broadway five times. In 1956, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe wrote My Fair Lady, a musical based on Shaw’s drama. The Lincoln Center Theater revival of that musical began performances March 15 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.