It’s Loverly – Casting for MY FAIR LADY Announced
MY FAIR LADY is part of SHN’s 2019-2020 season and arrives at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in August of 2020. The Lincoln Center production, directed by Bartlett Sher, announced that Shereen Ahmed and Laird Mackintosh would take on the roles of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins.
Boasting a score that contains such now-classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “The Rain in Spain” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” Lincoln Center Theater’s production of MY FAIR LADY was hailed by The New York Times as “Thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was. A marvelous and transformative revival.” New York Magazine described it as ‘Enthralling,” adding that “Bartlett Sher’s glowing revival proves that a beloved musical from another era can keep on kicking.” And Entertainment Weekly raved “A sumptuous new revival of the most perfect musical of all time. A masterful piece of entertainment.”
Shereen Ahmed understudied the role of Eliza in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of MY FAIR LADY. She made her Broadway debut in the original company (Ms. Clara Eynsford-Hill, Ensemble) after being discovered in an open call audition.
Laird Mackintosh is currently appearing on Broadway in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in the role of Monsieur André. He has also portrayed the role of the Phantom for over 200 performances. His other Broadway credits include John Utterson in JEKYLL & HYDE and Mr. Banks in MARY POPPINS.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion, MY FAIR LADY, with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, premiered on Broadway on March 15, 1956. The legendary original production won 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical and ran for 2,717 performances making it, at the time, the longest-running musical in Broadway history.
LAIRD MACKINTOSH (Henry Higgins) Broadway: The Phantom and Monsieur André in The Phantom of the Opera, John Utterson in Jekyll & Hyde, Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins. Off-Broadway: 1776 (James Wilson) City Centre Encores. Regional: Titanic (Bruce Ismay) P.C.L.O., Private Lives (Victor Prynne) Pittsburgh Public. The Stratford Festival: My One and Only (Billy Buck Chandler), Fuente Ovejuna (Leonelo), To Kill a Mockingbird (Boo Radley), South Pacific (Lieutenant Cable), Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius Hackl), Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), Anything Goes (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh), My Fair Lady (Freddy Eynsford-Hill). Other: The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), White Christmas (Phil Davis), Arcadia (Septimus Hodge). Mr. Mackintosh began his career as a dancer in the National Ballet of Canada.
SHEREEN AHMED (Eliza Doolittle) made her Broadway debut as Ms. Clara Eynsford-Hill/Ensemble and Eliza understudy in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of My Fair Lady. Her regional credits include Legally Blonde (Vivienne), West Side Story (Anita), Shrek (Princess Fiona) and Jekyll & Hyde (Lucy).
Full casting will be announced at a later date.
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