Monday, April 29, 2013

Ode to My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady is a musical based on the novel Pygmalion by Nobel prize-winning Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950).  The story line involves Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle's (played by Julie Andrews) aspirations to become a proper lady by taking elocution lessons from professor Henry Higgins (played by Rex Harrison).  There is something very sweet, something very elementary in its message.  It is comforting to view during these times of violence and rage.
On 29 April, 1958, My Fair Lady opened in London to a sold out venue for the first month.  It was the longest running musical production in history, and is considered the perfect musical of all time!  


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