Broadway Fiddler Actress Will Be Eliza in D.C. Signature's My Fair Lady

News   Broadway Fiddler Actress Will Be Eliza in D.C. Signature's My Fair Lady Signature Theatre, the Virginia theatre company known for its award-winning D.C.-area productions, has signed Broadway actress Sally Murphy (The Grapes of Wrath, Fiddler on the Roof, Carousel) to play Eliza Doolittle in a two-piano version of My Fair Lady.

D.C.-based actor Andrew Long (Frozen at Studio Theatre, Lady Windemere's Fan, Macbeth and Cyrano de Bergerac at Shakespeare Theatre) will play Henry Higgins in the Lerner and Loewe musical, to be directed by Signature artistic director Eric Schaeffer.

Murphy's credits also include A Man of No Importance and Bernarda Alba, both for Lincoln Center Theater.

The revival will be the first show of the Signature's 2006-07 season, and the last production in the company's current Arlington space before moving to a new two-theatre complex in Shirlington, VA.

My Fair Lady performances are scheduled for Sept. 26-Nov. 19.

The company will also include Terrence Currier as Alfred P. Doolittle; Will Gartshore as Freddy; Steven Cupo as Professor Zoltan Karpathy; Channez McQuay as Mrs. Eynsford-Hill; Dana Krueger as Mrs. Higgins; Lauren Williams as Third Maid; Eleasha Gamble as Fourth Maid; Stephen G. Smith as First Cockney; Matt Conner as Second Cockney; Evan Hoffman as Third Cockney; LC Harden as Fourth Cockney. n S. Four Mile Run Dr. According to the troupe, "My Fair Lady is the standard by which all others are measured. Henry Higgins, an opinionated linguistics professor and confirmed bachelor, makes a wager with a colleague that he can transform a cockney flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, into a high society lady. He wins the bet, but doesn't bargain on the profound effect she has on his life. With such musical favorites as "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night" and I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" it's no wonder everyone, not just Higgins, falls in love with Eliza. Signature Theatre brings new life and a unique vision to this Lerner and Loewe classic."

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