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15/03/1956 My Fair Lady opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 performances

My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story is about Eliza Doolittle who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins. The original Broadway production starred Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews.


  • Essentials 

  • Plot 

  • Characters and original Broadway cast 

  • Musical numbers 

  • Background 

  • Productions 

  • Critical reception 

  • Principal roles and casting history 

  • Adaptations