PLAYBILL POLL: Readers Choose Favorite Onstage Couples

16 Feb 2014




Richard Ritzman:  Eliza and Higgins

My Fair Lady tells the story of Professor Henry Higgins, who falls in love with Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl he tries to turn into a "lady" by teaching her to speak proper English. Based on the play Pygmalian by George Bernard Shaw, the musical version of this classic love story bowed on Broadway in 1956 with a cast led by Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison.