Look Back at Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady on Broadway

Archival Photos   Look Back at Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady on Broadway
 
The original production opened March 15, 1956, at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.
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Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison Friedman-Abeles/©NYPL for the Performing Arts

My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway March 15, 1956, at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. The production earned Rex Harrison a Tony Award and Julie Andrews a nomination. Harrison reprised his performance in the 1964 film adaptation opposite Audrey Hepburn. It was last revived in 1993 with Richard Chamberlain and Melissa Errico.

Featuring a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and a score by Frederick Loewe, the 1956 musical adaptation of George Bernard 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. The score includes such well-known showtunes as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?”

The Tony nominated, Bartlett Sher-helmed revival of the show is currently running at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.

Flip through photos of the original production below:

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