My Fair Lady is a musical play based on Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, which was adapted by Alan Jay Lerner, with music by Frederick Loewe. The first performance of the musical was staged on 15 March 1956 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York. It was later presented for the first time in England on 30 April 1938 and later made into a film starring the elegant Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, a role she had allegedly “stole” from Julie Andrews, the original Eliza Doolittle, though it was a decision by Warner Bros.
Set in London in 1912, The story tells of Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl’s transformation into a “proper lady” when Professor Higgins discovers her in Covent Garden, with a wager that he can pass her off as a Duchess in a matter of weeks. A tale of a clash of language, culture and an unlikely romance emerges. Interestingly, the original ending by Shaw was omitted by Lerner, which spoke of a different pairing. The musical won six Tony Awards and in 1961, became the longest-running production in Broadway history at that time. Some of the hits from the musical include “The Rain in Spain”, “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Get Me To The Church On Time”, among others.
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Audrey: Her Real Story by Alexander Walker (Call no. 791.43028092 WAL-[ART])
My Fair Lady: A musical play in two acts by Alan Jay Lerner (Call no. 812 LER)
My Fair Lady. Vocal score /music by Frederick Loewe (Call no. 782.14 LOE-[ART])
Ticket Giveaway Promotion (4-18 Feb 2014)
As part of our collaboration with BASE Entertainment Asia, we are giving away 6 pairs of tickets (worth $256 a pair) to the musical on 25 February 2014, 8 pm at MasterCard Theatres – Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands.
To take part, answer the 2 questions on the entry forms found at the 3 participating libraries (library@esplanade, Cheng San Public Library, Serangoon Public Library) with your particulars and drop them in the lucky draw box provided.
The closing date for lucky draw submission is 18 February 2014.
Terms & Conditions:
- Each library member is only allowed 1 entry.
- The draw will be held on Friday, 21 February 2014 and winners will be notified by phone and/or email.
- Tickets and show date are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.