The Bowl’s official website also says that Kevin Early and Lauri Johnson have joined the cast of the one-night-only event as, respectively, Freddie Eynsford-Hill and Mrs. Pearce. They join the previously announced John Lithgow (Prof. Henry Higgins), Melissa Errico (Eliza Doolittle), Roger Daltrey (Alfred P. Doolittle) and Paxton Whitehead (Colonel Pickering). Errico and Whitehead are reprising the roles they played in the 1993 revival of My Fair Lady starring Richard Chamberlain.
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 musical, featuring the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri. Show time is 7:30 PM.
Last summer, the Bowl presented “Will & Grace”’s Eric McCormack and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth in a concert version of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. That evening also included the talents of Jason Graae, Brooks Almy, Ruth Williamson, Lyle Kanouse and Lenny Wolpe.
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 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."
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.