My Fair Lady

New York: March 15, 1956 – September 29 1962
Mark Hellinger Theatre / Broadhurst Theatre / Broadway Theatre

London: 1958 – 1963 
Theatre Royal Drury Lane

First performance: 30 April 1958 (ran for five and a half years; 2,281 performances)

H.M.Tennant Ltd. present Herman Levin’s production

Julie Andrewstrdl_myfairlady_souvenirbook, Alec Clunes, Stanley Holloway
with Zena Dare, Linda Gray, Betty Woolfe, Margaret Halstan, Leonard Weir, Gavin Gordon, Max Oldaker, Alan Dudley, Elaine Garreau

Adapted from Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion
Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe

Production staged by Moss Hart
Choreography and Musical Numbers by Hanya Holm
Production designed by Oliver Smith
Costumes designed by Cecil Beaton
Musical Arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett and Phil Lang
Dance Music arranged by Trude Rittman
Lighting by Joe Davis
Musical Adviser Cyril Ornadel
Conductor Robert Philpot

Lighting Plan

The lighting plan by Joe Davis can be viewed on the Backstage Heritage Collection


My Fair Lady - Broadway (1956)
[External Website]
From The Lighting Archive
My Fair Lady - Joe Davis
My Fair Lady - Joe Davis (August 1957)
[LX Plan - click on the thumbnail]
From David W. Kidd Collection

Home Movie footage of the celebrity audience arriving on the opening night in 1958:

Winston Churchill and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II were also in attendance.