My Fair Lady (Broadway)
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My Fair Lady (Broadway)

My Fair Lady (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(1445 Ratings)
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Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting

About the Show

Lincoln Center Theater revives Lerner and Loewe’s iconic musical in a production directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher and starring Laura Benanti, Harry Hadden-Paton, Danny Burstein, and Rosemary Harris.

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50 Reviews | 10 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love the classic story and want to see Lauren Ambrose and Leo Norbert Butts shine!!

Don't see it if You didn’t love the movie or story.

133 Reviews | 9 Followers
Masterful, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if The idea of enchantment makes you wish could dance all night and simply ask for more.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy the classics.

247 Reviews | 61 Followers
Great performing, Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a delightful performance of one of the greatest musicals ever! Outstanding set and performers!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

74 Reviews | 8 Followers
Masterful, Refreshing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing

See it if If you want to see a refreshing love story

Don't see it if You don't like plays from olden days Read more

135 Reviews | 18 Followers
Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you want to be impressed by the highest caliber actors and staging! Laura Benanti is perfection!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy early musicals.

292 Reviews | 68 Followers
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if Lincoln Center delivers a first class Fair Lady. Lauren Ambrose and Laura Benanti are both glorious. Harry Haden Paton is just perfect.

Don't see it if you want to miss out on a great thing

110 Reviews | 27 Followers
Benantied!!!, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a PERFECT PERFORMANCE BY LAURA BENANTI. The rest of the cast was amazing too!!

Don't see it if You don't like superb productions of brilliant musicals.

88 Reviews | 26 Followers
Vision put forth by the director for this perfect production is often breathtaking

See it if want to risk missing this magnificent production of the glorious My Fair Lady !

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Critic Reviews (56)

The New York Times
January 27th, 2019

“I mean no disrespect to Ambrose, who originated the role in this revival, to say that Benanti is a more effortless vocalist; she dispatches her very difficult and wide-ranging songs with glee...The show is lighter as a result, which is not to say it’s less compelling...But it is the recasting of the smallest principal role that makes the most touching difference, and like everything connected to Harris’s stage presence, her success as Mrs. Higgins cannot be pinned down.”
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Time Out New York
April 19th, 2018

"Sher is not an iconoclast or radical re-sculptor; instead, he acts as a restorer, leaving the shows on their pedestals but stripping off years of obscuration to reveal layers the works had possessed all along. So it is with the splendid new LCT revival...Sher is acutely alert to the shifts of balance within both 'My Fair Lady' itself and the way it plays to contemporary audiences, and nowhere is that clearer than in his clever solution to the show’s notoriously slippery ending."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 19th, 2018

"A beloved musical from another era can keep on kicking, and, as is the case here, it can even do so without making radical shifts in aesthetic, as long as it’s got its eyes wide open...This production team knows what they’re making and when they’re making it...Yeargan’s dynamic set, combined with Ambrose’s beautifully calibrated performance, always makes us feel as if events—educational and emotional—are rushing forward."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 19th, 2018

"Ambrose is a knockout and a wow...As for the production proper, nothing about it is surprising save for Mr. Sher’s staging of the final scene...This version works—up to a point...Mr. Hadden-Paton is competent but less than exciting as Professor Higgins...I was also taken aback by the blandness of Norbert Leo Butz’s performance as Alfred Doolittle...I enjoyed this revival very much, but I’d expected to be more wholehearted about it."
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April 19th, 2018

"With Ambrose and Hadden-Paton, this 'My Fair Lady' seems at least a fair fight...Ambrose’s performance, a portrayal at times almost feral in its presentation of Eliza’s ambition...The actress gives the production the counterweight it needs to present a Higgins as undiluted as the one offered up by Hadden-Paton...Is it possible the entire affair is just all too tasteful?...A win achieved by smart stage directing and two finely matched performances...A relic, but it polishes nicely."
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New York Daily News
April 19th, 2018

"Both opulent and daring. But not every risk pays off equally...The show also jars. Primarily that’s due to casting a younger Henry Higgins and an older Eliza Doolittle...If the idea was to make the story that unfolds in 1913 London sexier, no such luck...Ambrose is marvelous start to finish...The large orchestra and original arrangements sound magnificent. The production is loverly...When all is said and sung and done, the show finds a conclusion to love."
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April 19th, 2018

"This jubilant revival is meticulously mounted and entirely welcome – despite the eccentric casting choice of Lauren Ambrose as Eliza...As Lincoln Center productions go, this one, under Sher’s scrupulous direction, is among the more spectacular...There are things that could have been better managed...But we’re nit-picking here. With Lerner and Loewe’s soaring score and Sher’s respectful staging, a beloved show comes alive in all its glory to end the theater season on a high."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 19th, 2018

"Sumptuous staging from Bartlett Sher, a director who has proved to be among the very best at chiseling surprising nuance out of vintage musicals. So why is the stately revival also a slight disappointment?...It's a polished production with an accomplished — if not spectacular — cast. But it doesn't come close to the sweeping cinematic fluidity of Sher's best work...I found Ambrose's unrefined Eliza squawky and charmless, blunting much of the early comedy."
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