Broadway's Stanley Will Be Eliza in Pioneer's My Fair Lady in Utah

News   Broadway's Stanley Will Be Eliza in Pioneer's My Fair Lady in Utah
Elizabeth Stanley, of Broadway's Company and Cry-Baby, will play Eliza Doolittle in Pioneer Theatre Company's new production of My Fair Lady Sept. 18-Oct. 4 in Salt Lake City, UT.

The large-cast production, directed by PTC artistic director Charles Morey, also includes Paul DeBoy (PTC's The Real Thing, Second Stage's Eurydice) as Henry Higgins, Broadway actor Jeff Brooks as Alfred Doolittle, PTC favorite Max Robinson as Colonel Pickering, Barbara Broughton as Mrs. Higgins, Margaret Crowell as Mrs. Pearce and Jeremiah Miller as Freddie Eynsford-Hill.

Originally produced on Broadway in 1956, My Fair Lady is Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, the tale of a poor Cockney flower girl who is taught to speak like a lady. Official opening is Sept. 19.

In recent years, the lavish Tony Award-winning musical has been staged by directors in a ten-actor, two-piano version. PTC is staging a more traditional full production, with orchestra.

Stanley returns to PTC where she starred as Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. She toured the country as Fraulein Kost in the national tour of Cabaret and was April in Company and the wild-streak ingenue in Cry-Baby.

The company also includes Teresa Bramwell as Lady Tarrington; Eric Brotherson as Busker, George; Mary Driggs as Mrs. Hopkins, Lady Box; Emilee Dupre as Flower Girl, Higgins' Maid; Stephen Fehr as Harry; Kent Harrison Hayes as Quartet, Butler; Justin Ivie as Karpathy, Quartet; Mike Kirsch as Busker, Constable; Anne Stewart Mark as Queen/Mrs. Eysford-Hill; Katheryn Patton as Maid; Aaron Pomeroy as Busker; and Todd Thurston as Jamie, Hoxton Man, Lord Box. Completing the cast are Britney Dean, Gwen De Veer, Erin Fair, Emily Moffat, Jeff Pew, William Richardson and Rhett Richins.

Director Morey has been the artistic director for PTC since 1984. A fellow of the MacDowell Colony, Morey is an accomplished director as well as playwright.

Patti D'Beck will choreograph the production, her 12th at PTC. D'Beck most recently choreographed The Producers at PTC last spring and Paint Your Wagon in fall 2007.

Larry Goldberg is the musical director and conductor. The creative team includes PTC resident scenic designer George Maxwell, costume designer Susan Branch, lighting designer Phil Monat, sound designer Joe Payne and hair and makeup designer Amanda French.

Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah's premiere resident professional theatre, performs at Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, located on the University of Utah campus, at 300 South and 1400 East in Salt Lake City.

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