The two-play season starts July 3 with My Fair Lady which is set to run through Aug. 1. George Gershwin Alone will follow for an Aug. 6-25 run. Featuring music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics and book by Alan Jay Lerner, My Fair Lady is the classic musical retelling of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. The comedy finds Professor Henry Higgins attempting to transform lowly flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a well-spoken socialite. Director Gary Griffin (the upcoming The Color Purple musical) adds his touch to the musical that features a cast of ten alongside two grand pianos.
Hershey Felder performed his solo tribute, George Gershwin Alone for Broadway audiences and has toured the show across the globe. The performer librettist of the show, which features the music and lyrics of the famous brother George and Ira Gershwin, tickles the ivories to songs from "Someone to Watch Over Me" "An American in Paris" and "Porgy and Bess." Joel Zwick directs.
Tickets to the SummerStage shows at Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT are available for subscribers and go on sale to the general public, April 24. For more information, call (860) 527-5151 or www.hartfordstage.org.