Will Julie Andrews-Directed My Fair Lady Play New York?

News   Will Julie Andrews-Directed My Fair Lady Play New York?
The Julie Andrews-directed production of My Fair Lady, which will play the Joan Sutherland Theatre in the Sydney Opera House in 2016, may have further life following the Australian run.

Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews

According to Showbiz411.com, the production may travel through Australia and possibly Europe in two separate routes with two different casts.

The website reports that there is talk of a New York production featuring Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer, who is scheduled to return to Finding Neverland, as Henry Higgins, and The King and I Tony winner as Kelli O'Hara as Eliza, the role famously created by Andrews. No source for the report was listed.

Grammer and O'Hara have history with those roles. The duo played those parts in The New York Philharmonic's production of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady in March 2007 at Avery Fisher Hall for a series of concert performances.

No official announcement about an Australian or European tour or a New York production has been made.

No word yet on whom Andrews will choose to recreate her role, or the role of Henry Higgins, created by Rex Harrison, in the Australian production. They will perform the Lerner and Loewe score that includes "The Rain in Spain" and "I Could Have Danced All Night."

Celebrated artist Andrews recently discussed the forthcoming Australian production in an interview on ABC.net.au. Click here to watch the interview.

Opera Australia artistic director Lyndon Terracini AM and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost AM will produce the revival, which will have choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, The King and I, South Pacific).

The original production was directed by playwright Moss Hart, who created a theatre legend when he closeted himself with Andrews at the New Amsterdam Theatre and coached her to create the role that became an icon of musical theatre.

My Fair Lady will open at the Sydney Opera House in August 2016. Visit myfairladymusical.com.au.

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