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Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022

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Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022

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#1Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 5:44pm

Scooped by Baz Bamigboye. Casting hasn't happened yet, but they want Harry Haddon-Paton to reprise his role as Higgins.

Tickets on sale November 23 at a link that doesn't seem to be set up yet.

Updated On: 11/18/21 at 05:44 PM

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#2Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 5:49pm

Laura Benanti please!!! And hopefully they capture it on film

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#3Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 5:49pm

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Scooped by Baz Bamigboye. Casting hasn't happened yet, but they want Harry Haddon-Paton to reprise his role as Higgins.

Tickets on sale November 23at a link that doesn't seem to be set up yet.
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Get Harry onboard and bring Lauren Ambrose OR Laura Benanti and film this production ASAP!!!!

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#4Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 5:52pm

If they don't bring over one of the two Broadway Eliza's, who's a British star who would be appropriate for the role? It seems a little odd for an American actress to play that very famous British role (even tho it happens the other way around in New York).

Hope they get a grand Dame for Mrs. H!

BCfitasafiddle
#5Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 5:55pm

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "If they don't bring over one of the two Broadway Eliza's, who's a British star who would be appropriate for the role? It seems a little odd for an American actress to play that very famous British role (even tho it happens the other way around in New York).

Hope they get a grand Dame for Mrs. H!
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They brought over Kelli for King and I. But that felt like a given, this doesn't. I sincerely hope it's one of them. I'd prefer not to hear Sheridan Smith or Jenna Russell sing the score LOL. They do all the great musical roles in London. 

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#6Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 6:09pm

They should absolutely not bring an American to London to play Eliza!

Would love to see them give the role to a fresh face and create a new star!  


"Two drifters off to see the world. There's such a lot of world to see. . ."

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#7Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 6:33pm

Dame Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess of Grantham as Mrs. Higgins or nah. lol. 

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#8Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 6:33pm

1.) I may have just scared my cat with my reaction to the confirmation. Sorry, buddy. 
2.)  As someone who loves the redhead Eliza more than anything, I sincerely doubt she'd do it again. Laura would be more likely of the two. 
3.) What are the chances of it being a Strallen if they go with a UK girl for Eliza? 

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#9Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 6:49pm

Hope this gets filmed professionally!!

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#10Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 6:51pm

Hathaway Anne Hathaway can finally have a crack at it. 


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#11Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 7:03pm

I am wondering if we’ll get a proshot of this like how The King & I received one over there after its Broadway production at Lincoln Center Theater wasn’t able to get filmed for broadcast .

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#12Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 7:07pm

I loved Laura Benanti in the role, especially her singing, but I thought her Cockney accent was pretty rough, and that was 4 months into her run. On the whole, I preferred Lauren Ambrose.

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#13Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 7:27pm

Re: filming, this one might be trickier because of the rights situation. A film remake has been discussed for a while, and if someone currently holds the feature film rights, that could make this near impossible. But we will see what happens.

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#14Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 7:34pm

Lauren Ambrose’s Eliza was a revelation. 


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#15Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 7:37pm

Penelope Wilton would be a great Mrs H. Or maybe even Eileen Atkins.

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#16Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 7:45pm

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Re: filming, this one might be trickier because of the rights situation. A film remake has been discussed for a while, and if someone currently holds the feature film rights, that could make this near impossible. But we will see what happens."

The last update I was able to find on a new feature film adaptation was back in 2014 when Cameron Mackintosh revealed that the idea had been shelved.
https://web.archive.org/web/20140506014913/http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190762-Cameron-Mackintosh-Says-Film-Remake-of-My-Fair-Lady-Has-Been-Shelved

I'm guessing that's also the status of his previously announced plans of a new movie adaptation of Oliver!.

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#17Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/18/21 at 8:24pm

TaffyDavenport said: "I loved Laura Benanti in the role, especially her singing, but I thought her Cockney accent was pretty rough, and that was 4 months into her run. On the whole, I preferred Lauren Ambrose."

Same here. And for a show specifically about British accents, I can't imagine British audiences would be as forgiving. She was all over the place. I'm sure they can find a suitable Eliza based in the UK.

Updated On: 11/18/21 at 08:24 PM

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#18Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/19/21 at 8:00am

In a recent interview with BroadwayWorld, Bartlett Sher was asked if Lauren Ambrose or Laura Benanti are going to be starring in the transfer or if he'll be using U.K. talent. His response was "We don't know for sure yet, but that would be fun. Casting involves a lot of discussion around schedules and different things so you'll have to keep guessing!."

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#19Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/19/21 at 11:22am

I adored Lauren Ambrose as Eliza.  She truly was a revelation.

But - I think it would be a terrible mistake to have an American play the role.   Let’s create a star out of a British fresh face!  


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#20Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/19/21 at 11:35am

People keep saying "fresh face" –– but if the Broadway production is an indication, Eliza will be late 30s-40s to match Higgins. If the tour is an indication, she will be a woman of color.

Unlikely it would happen, but I'd actually prefer to see Danny Burstein come over with the production instead of one of the Broadway Elizas. More likely that they cast an Andy Nyman type, or a Robert Lindsay type.

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#21Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/19/21 at 11:38am

I pray they follow the route of Sher's King and I and bring over the two principal leads from his original Broadway production. If they end up doing a pro-shot of this production like TKAI, I will be deeply disappointed if we don't get Harry and Lauren together. I was a massive fan of Ambrose's Eliza. I thought she was an absolute delight, and if it wasn't for Lenk's unbeatable tour de force performance that year, I would have easily been rooting for her for the Tony. 

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#22Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/19/21 at 11:39am

Only one person who repeated their opinion twice has said fresh face. We get it. Lolz.

Anyways, it will probably be an established actress and most likely won't be American because real accents are better than fake ones and considering Lauren had such a negative experience in this show, it surely won't be her. 

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#23Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/19/21 at 11:55am

( ^^  Ha!  Totally forgotten I’d already posted!). wink


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#24Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/19/21 at 12:55pm

Just looking through the website now, and it doesn’t seem like Trafalgar is a producer on this, which was a major reason why The King and I was filmed. Without their involvement, I don’t think a filming is in the cards…. Also I hate the logo they’ve chosen. The Broadway version perfect.

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#25Bartlett Sher's production of MY FAIR LADY will play London Coliseum beginning May 7, 2022
Posted: 11/19/21 at 1:13pm

I kinda love the new logo...feels more joyful than the Broadway version.

Trafalgar's founders were the commercial producing partner for KING AND I on Broadway (via Ambassador Theatre Group, which they previously ran before started Trafalgar). Nederlander was the commercial producing partner for MY FAIR LADY and is also producing the tour.