MINNEAPOLIS — Hennepin Theatre Trust is pleased announce that the North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY will play Minneapolis as part of the 2019-2020 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the North American tour will play at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) from Wednesday, Nov. 20 to Sunday, Dec. 1, 2020.
Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY is the winner of 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Revival of Musical and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, 5 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical Revival and 3 Drama League Awards including Best Musical Revival. The production, which premiered in the spring of 2018, ended its long run at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater on July 7, 2019 after playing 548 performances.
Tickets are on sale now at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis), by calling (800) 982-2787 or by visiting HennepinTheatreTrust.org. For information and reservations for groups of 10 or more, call (612) 373-5665 or email MinneapolisGroups@broadwayacrossamerica.com.
Ticket prices range from $40 to $145.* All pricing includes a Building Restoration Fee of $4.00.
Performance dates are Tuesday, March 3 to Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Orpheum Theatre. Performance times are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
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.
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.”
The North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY features choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and has sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder and sound by Marc Salzberg. Music Supervision is by Ted Sperling, featuring MY FAIR LADY’s original musical arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett and Phil Lang, and dance arrangements by Trude Rittmann. Tour Orchestrations are by Josh Clayton and music direction is by John Bell. It is produced by Nederlander Presentations, Inc.
ALAN JAY LERNER (Book and Lyrics) wrote the following plays with Frederick Loewe: Life of the Party, What’s Up, The Day Before Spring, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi. He also wrote Love Life with Kurt Weill, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and Carmelina with Burton Lane, Coco with Andre Previn, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with Leonard Bernstein, and Dance a Little Closer with Charles Strouse. He wrote the libretto and/or lyrics for the following films: An American in Paris, Gigi, The Little Prince, Royal Wedding, and film versions of his plays. He wrote two books: The Street Where I Live and The Musical Theatre: A Celebration. Mr. Lerner died in 1986.
FREDERICK LOEWE (Music) wrote the scores for some of America’s most memorable musicals, including My Fair Lady, Camelot, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, and Gigi. Among his most famous songs with lyricist-partner Alan Jay Lerner are “Almost Like Being in Love,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” and “Thank Heaven for Little Girls.” A musical prodigy, Loewe was born in Berlin in 1901 and, at 13, was the youngest piano soloist to play with the Berlin Philharmonic. Struggling to find work on Broadway after arriving in the U.S. in 1924, Loewe worked at odd jobs and wrote with several other lyricists until approaching Lerner at New York’s Lambs Club in 1942 about collaborating on a show – thus beginning one of Broadway’s most extraordinary partnerships. Loewe died in Palm Springs in 1988.
BARTLETT SHER (Director) is Resident Director of Lincoln Center Theater where he directed Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, winning the Tony Award for Best Director. He was also nominated for Tony Awards for his LCT productions of the current Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady, Oslo (also National Theatre, London), Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I (also London), Golden Boy, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Awake and Sing!, and The Light in the Piazza. His additional LCT productions include Blood and Gifts and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (also London). Next season he will direct Lincoln Center Theater’s production of the new opera Intimate Apparel, with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by Lynn Nottage, based on her play. He directed the Metropolitan Opera productions of Roméo et Juliette (also Salzburg, Milan, Chicago); Two Boys (also English National Opera); Il Barbiere di Siviglia (also Baden Baden); Otello; Les Contes d’Hoffmann; Le Comte Ory; and L’Elisir d’Amore. Broadway: the current To Kill a Mockingbird (Tony Award nomination), Fiddler on the Roof (Drama Desk Award), The Bridges of Madison County. Off-Broadway: Waste (Obie Award for Best Play), Cymbeline (Callaway Award; also Royal Shakespeare Company), Don Juan, Pericles (TFANA, BAM). Opera: currently Rigoletto (Staatsoper Berlin); Faust (Baden Baden); Mourning Becomes Electra (Seattle Opera, New York City Opera). He was previously Artistic Director of Seattle’s Intiman Theatre (2000–2009), Company Director for the Guthrie Theater, Associate Artistic Director at Hartford Stage Company, and currently serves on the board of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
LINCOLN CENTER THEATER, under the direction of André Bishop, produces plays and musicals at the Vivian Beaumont, Mitzi E. Newhouse, and Claire Tow Theaters at Lincoln Center, on Broadway, nationally, and internationally. LCT is currently producing The Rolling Stone, a new play by Chris Urch, directed by Saheem Ali, opening Thursday July 15 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and In the Green, a new musical by Grace McLean, directed by Lee Sunday Evans, a production of LCT3 which is devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences. Upcoming productions include Samuel D. Hunter’s new play Greater Clements, directed by David McCallum, which will begin previews Thursday, November 14 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and the new opera Intimate Apparel, with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by Lynn Nottage, based on her play, directed by Bartlett Sher, which will begin performances Thursday, February 27, 2020, also in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. LCT also encourages emerging artists through play readings, workshops, and an annual Directors Lab. Open Stages, LCT’s education program, reaches thousands of public school students with curriculum-related projects, tickets to LCT productions, and a Shakespeare Program.
NEDERLANDER PRESENTATIONS INC. is a production division of the multinational theatrical entities owned by James L. Nederlander. Prominent for three generations in management and operation of theatres and productions of distinguished entertainment, they have produced innumerable plays, musicals, operas, ballets and concerts. The Nederlanders also own a notable chain of legitimate theatres. Currently in their Broadway venues are Wicked, Disney’s The Lion King, Hamilton, Waitress, Tootsie and TINA: The Tina Turner Musical.
HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and new event center at 900 Hennepin light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
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