As previously reported on PBOL, the Hollywood Bowl will present the famed Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe musical as part of its Weekend Spectaculars series. Gordon Hunt will direct the one-night-only event, featuring the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri.
Errico also revealed that she will co-star in the concert with two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow as Henry Higgins, Roger Daltrey as Alfred P. Doolittle and Paxton Whitehead as Colonel Pickering. Errico and Whitehead are reprising the roles they played opposite Richard Chamberlain in the 1993 revival at the Virginia Theatre.
My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and features book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The original Broadway production opened on March 15, 1956, ran for more than six years and won nine Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical. The score contains such Broadway classics as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "Get Me to the Church on Time."
Melissa Errico began her professional career portraying Cosette in Les Misérables, and she followed with leading roles in Anna Karenina, My Fair Lady, High Society, Amour and the City Center Encores! productions of Call Me Madam and One Touch of Venus.
The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA. Tickets for My Fair Lady are available by calling (323) 850-2000. Go to www.hollywoodbowl.org for more information.