Michael Arden Will Direct My Fair Lady This Summer

News   Michael Arden Will Direct My Fair Lady This Summer
The Spring Awakening director will helm the classic musical for Bay Street.
Michael Arden
Michael Arden

Michael Arden, who helmed the recent, critically acclaimed Broadway revival of Spring Awakening, will direct the classic Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe musical My Fair Lady this summer for the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY.

Performances are scheduled for August 2-28. Casting will be announced at a later date.

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion, the musical, according to press notes, "tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower seller who takes speech lessons from Henry Higgins, a Professor of Phonetics, in order to pass as a lady. Their relationship, which starts on a bet as student and pupil, becomes much more than either of them could ever have expected."

Bay Street’s intimate production will feature a two-piano arrangement of the score and an "up close perspective that will bring out the humanity and complexity of the characters and relationships for a new vision of this classic musical."

The Mainstage season will begin with the previously announced world premiere of The Forgotten Woman (May 31 – June 19), a new play by Jonathan Tolins that features direction by Noah Himmelstein and concerns a gifted soprano on the verge of a major operatic career. The second production will be the Tony Award-winning The Last Night of Ballyhoo (June 28 – July 24), by Alfred Uhry and directed by Bay Street associate artistic director Will Pomerantz.

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