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My Fair Lady

See the musical that is described as "the perfect musical".

The Georgian House Hotel is a great place to stay if you are planning to come to London to see My Fair Lady. Located in a quiet safe area close to Victoria Station, it is just 10 minutes by bus or underground to reach this famous show.
My Fair  Lady

My Fair Lady the Musical

The story of My Fair Lady revolves around Eliza Doolittle, a coarse little peddler of flowers in Covent Garden who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfil her dream of working in a flower shop. Eliza succeeds so well, however, that she outgrows her social station and--in a development added by librettist Lerner - even manages to get Higgins to fall in love with her.

My Fair Lady opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on March 15, 1956 and enjoyed a run of 2,717 performances which lasted more than nine years. The original production featured Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins and Julie Andrews as Eliza. The 1964 film version starred Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway and Audrey Hepburn.

My Fair Lady went on to become a critically acclaimed and highly successful movie musical. It received twelve Academy Award nominations in 1964 and took home eight statuettes including Best Director- George Cukor, Best Actor- Rex Harrison, and Best Picture of the year, as well as Best Sound, Scoring, Costumes, and color Cinematography. It is said that Audrey Hepburn did not receive a Best Actress nomination for her performance mostly because the majority of her vocal numbers in the film were dubbed in by singer Marni Nixon. Yet when the award went to Andrews for her performance in MARY POPPINS, the controversy's place in Oscar trivia books was assured. My Fair Lady was created based on one of the great works of Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion.

My Fair lady also opened in other countries such as USSR. With Julie and Rex as Eliza and Professor Higgins and Stanley Holloway and Robert Coote as Alfred Doolittle and Colonel Pickering, it went successfully in London in 1958. The show was attended by Queen and Prince Phillip. The young Queen herself had actually seen Julie a decade earlier when Julie had performed for English soldiers. My Fair Lady ran for six glorious years in Drury Lane, beating Oklahoma - the longest running musical at that time - who had run only for three years.

The show ran for about 6.5 years in Broadway and the album produced over $42 million from an investment of $400 thousand. My Fair Lady has revived in lots of countries in the world so many times and it has been one of the most memorable musicals ever created.

Georgian House Hotel is ideally situated in a very central location, so visiting sights all over London is quick and easy. Why not book Georgian House Hotel when you plan your trip to London to see My Fair Lady? You can book online or email to make a reservation on reception@georgianhousehotel.co.uk, or telephone on 0044(0)207 834 1438