My Fair Lady Enjoying Holiday Run in Paris; Into the Woods Will Be Next

By Stéphane Ly-Cuong
11 Dec 2013

The Robert Carsen-directed production of My Fair Lady recently returned to the Théâtre du Châtelet after a critically and commercially acclaimed run in 2010.

Alex Jennings and Nicholas Le Prevost reprise their roles as, respectively, Higgins and Colonel Pickering, while Katherine Manley and Christine Arand alternate as Eliza Doolitle.

The Orchestre Pasdeloup is conducted by Jayce Ogren.

The musical is performed entirely in English with French subtitles. My Fair Lady will play until Jan. 1, 2014.

My Fair Lady, adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture, concerns a "poor Cockney flower girl (Eliza Doolittle) who takes speech lessons from a snobbish phonetics professor (Henry Higgins) in order to pass for a lady in high society." The score includes “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Get Me to the Church on Time.”

The Théâtre du Châtelet will offer two other musicals this season: the French premiere of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods (April 1-12, 2014) and Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I (June 13-29, 2014).

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Stéphane Ly-Cuong is a Paris-based freelance writer and director (