SYDNEY, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced today that tickets for the 60th Anniversary production of Lerner and Loewe's masterpiece My Fair Lady would go on sale on 21 November. Exclusive to Sydney, My Fair Lady will play at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, from 30 August, 2016 for a strictly limited season.
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This new production, which recreates the original 1956 Broadway show, will be directed by the actress who created the role of Eliza Doolittle in the original production, the world-renowned actor and director, Julie Andrews. Ms Andrews is currently in Sydney conducting auditions for My Fair Lady with Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli. She will announce her cast early in 2016. The production will feature original set designs by Oliver Smith and original costume designs by Cecil Beaton.
The premiere of My Fair Lady has been secured exclusively for Sydney by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.
NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres, said, "Dame Julie Andrews is an icon of the stage and screen and audiences are in for an unforgettable night of theatre when her direction of My Fair Lady premieres in Sydney. The production will be a highlight of the NSW Events Calendar in 2016 and is expected to bring more than 19,000 overnight visitors to Sydney, injecting an estimated AU$7 million into the NSW economy."
The Pygmalion story about the transformation of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into an English lady by appealingly arrogant phoneticist, Professor Higgins, is an endearing tale that charms audiences with its warmth and vivid characters. The triumphant score features unforgettable numbers including Wouldn't It Be Loverly?, On The Street Where You Live, I Could Have Danced All Night and Get Me to the Church on Time.
My Fair Lady will commence at the Sydney Opera House on 30 August 2016. Tickets and travel packages are on sale for this world-first production.
Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Season: From 30 August, 2016
Times: Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Tues, Wed & Sat 1pm, Sun 3pm
Price: From AU$89.90*
Bookings: myfairladymusical.com.au or 02 9318 8200, 02 9250 7777 or
1300 723 038
Groups of 12 or more call 02 8240 2290
TICKETS ON SALE FROM 21 NOVEMBER
* An additional transaction fee and/or a credit/debit payment
processing fee may apply
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