Watch the cast of My Fair Lady in rehearsals ahead of London Coliseum run
The Lincoln Center Theater production begins performances this weekend
Get me to the rehearsal room on time, we cried! Recently, we visited the cast and crew of the Lincoln Center Theater production of My Fair Lady as they prepare for their West End run at the London Coliseum.
We sat down with company members Harry Hadden-Paton (reprising the role of Henry Higgins from the Broadway staging), Amara Okereke (Eliza Doolittle), WhatsOnStage Award-winner Vanessa Redgrave (Mrs Higgins), Sharif Afifi (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), WhatsOnStage Award-nominee Stephen K Amos (Alfred P Doolittle), Malcolm Sinclair (Colonel Pickering) and Maureen Beattie (Mrs Pearce), as well as director Bartlett Sher and musical director Gareth Valentine, and posed the question: What's your favourite My Fair Lady moment?
The full company is completed by Dammi Aregbeshola, Bernadette Bangura, Joseph Claus, Jordan Crouch, Jamie Cruttenden, Francessca Daniella-Baker, Barry Drummond, Bethany Huckle, Heather Jackson, Emma Johnson, Charlotte Kennedy, Sinead Kenny, Jenny Legg, Tom Liggins, Rebekah Lowings, Carl Patrick, Tom Ping, Dominique Planter, Joseph Poulton, John Stacey, Joshua Steel, Oliver Tester, Adam Vaughan, Annie Wensak and Paul Westwood.
Alan J Lerner and Frederick Loewe's iconic score, which includes such standards as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Get Me to the Church on Time," and "On the Street Where You Live", will be performed by the English National Opera orchestra.
Alongside Sher and Valentine, the creative team also features scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Marc Salzberg, hair and wigs by Tom Watson, musical supervision by Ted Sperling and choreography by Christopher Gattelli.
Produced by Nederlander, Jamie Wilson, Hunter Arnold, Playful Productions and the ENO, My Fair Lady runs at the London Coliseum from 7 May until 27 August, with tickets on sale below.