My Fair Lady, with Mays, Bennett, Dussault and Shuck, Begins Ogunquit Run Aug. 13

News   My Fair Lady, with Mays, Bennett, Dussault and Shuck, Begins Ogunquit Run Aug. 13 Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays sings as Professor Henry Higgins in the Ogunquit Playhouse production of My Fair Lady, which begins performances Aug. 13.
Gail Bennett as Eliza Doolittle
Gail Bennett as Eliza Doolittle

Mays returns to the role of Higgins, having starred in the 2007 Broadway revival of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. For the Lerner and Loewe musical adaptation, Mays is joined onstage by Gail Bennett (The Producers) as flower vendor Eliza Doolittle. My Fair Lady, under the direction of Shaun Kerrison, will run through Sept. 6 at the Maine venue.

The cast also features Tony nominees Nancy Dussault (The Sound of Music) as Mrs. Higgins and Timothy Jerome (The Phantom of the Opera) as Alfred P. Doolittle with Conrad John Schuck (Annie) as Pickering and Will Ray (Meet Me in St. Louis) as Freddy.

Based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, My Fair Lady has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The musical tale of a linguist who makes a bet to turn a guttersnipe into a refined woman includes such Broadway classics as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "The Rain in Spain," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "Get Me to the Church on Time."

Tickets are available by phoning (207) 646-5511 or by visiting OgunquitPlayhouse.