Jennifer Babiak Spreads Her Wings in Westchester's My Fair Lady Beginning Sept. 22

News   Jennifer Babiak Spreads Her Wings in Westchester's My Fair Lady Beginning Sept. 22
 
The Westchester Broadway Theatre production of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady, starring Jennifer Babiak as a flower peddler in need of some polishing, begins performances Sept. 22.

Jennifer Babiak and Tom Galantich
Jennifer Babiak and Tom Galantich Photo by John Vecchiolla

Charles Repole directs the engagement, which runs through Nov. 27 for a holiday hiatus, prior to resuming performances Dec. 28-Jan. 29, 2012. My Fair Lady has choreography by Michael Lichtefeld. Leo Carusone is musical director.

Babiak, who was seen in the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, as well as Emma in the WBT production of Jekyll & Hyde, stars as Eliza Doolittle, opposite Tom Galantich (Broadway's City of Angels, Boeing-Boeing) as Henry Higgins and William McCauley (Chicago, "30 Rock") as Colonel Pickering.

The cast also includes Gabriel Beck, Brittany Bohn, Gina Duci, Glenn Giron, Jordan Grubb, Jennifer Hatzes, Cort Larson, Robin Lounsbury, Megan Marod, Karen Murphy, J.P. Qualters Tara Sweeney, Joe Torello and Michael Warrell.

My Fair Lady has set design by Steven Loftus, costume design by Gail Baldoni, lighting design by Andrew Gmoser and sound design by Jonathan Hatton.

Based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, "the story revolves around Eliza Doolittle, a coarse little peddler of flowers in Covent Garden who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop. Henry Higgins bets his friend, Colonel Pickering, that he can pass the common girl off as a society lady. Eliza succeeds so well, however, that she outgrows her social station and even and manages to become an indispensable part of Higgins' life." My Fair Lady features a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The original Broadway production opened on March 15, 1956, ran for over 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."

For tickets call (914) 592-2222 or visit BroadwayTheatre.

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