My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady is a musical about a Cockney flower girl who meets a linguist in London who claims that he can transform her into a fair lady by teaching her how to speak proper English. The musical is based on George Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion," and it was adapted into a musical film in 1964.

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Who acted as Liza Dolittle in My Fair Lady?

Eliza Doolittle- Audrey Hepburn played the role in the 1964 movie, although all her songs were dubbed by singer Marni Nixon. The role was originated on Broadway in 1956 by Julie Andrews, who was later replaced by Sally Ann Howes. The 1958 London "My Fair Lady" featured Andrews again. The show has had a number of revivals, each time with a new actress in the role.

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How long is the play My Fair Lady?

On 22 January 2008, a Chicago production of My Fair Lady lasted approximately 2 hours and 45 Minutes. That included a 15 minute break.

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Who acted as Mrs Higgins in 'My Fair Lady' musical?

Gladys Cooper.

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Did Audrey Hepburn sing in My Fair Lady?

No

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Who sang On the Street Where You Live in My Fair Lady?

The character Freddie sings it.

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Why did they give the role of Eliza Doolittle to Audrey Hepburn rather than Julie Andrews in the movie My Fair Lady?

Julie was not well known for her on-screen appearances, and Mr. Warner wanted someone who would bring in the most money to be the film's star. It was amazing though that they picked looks over talent. Audrey could not sing a note. All her tracks were done by Marni Nixon for the movie version. Julie was the first choice for the role of Eliza Doolittle, but Warner Brothers, which had paid $5 million for the rights to the musical, didn't want to risk a stage actress in the central role of a $17-million film, despite lobbying from Lerner himself.

It is also reported that Jack Warner didn't think Andrews would be photogenic enough. He invited her to do a screen test, but she refused, so he forgot about her altogether.

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Who has played in Arsenal vs Spurs Man Utd vs Man City Liverpool vs Everton and Newcastle vs Sunderland?

robbie keane

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What actress that starred in the classic movies 'breakfast at tiffanys' 'My Fair Lady' and bloodline?

Audrey Hepburn.

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Who really sang the female lead in the movie My Fair Lady?

The voice of Eliza Doolittle, although played by Audrey Hepburn, was actually dubbed by Marni Nixon.

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What myth was the musical My Fair Lady based on?

In Greek mythology, Pygmalion, the king of Cyprus, found so much fault in womankind that he resolved to live unmarried. But after painstakingly sculpting a statue of a beautiful woman that he named Galatea, he came to regard his creation as so perfect that he fell in love with her. In 1913, Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw adapted the myth to modern-day England and used his play about a phonetics professor's efforts to refine the speech and manner of a cockney flower girl for life among the gentry as a platform for social critique, demonstrating the artificiality of class distinctions in turn-of-the-century British society.
My Fair Lady was based on the myth of Pygmalion.
The play 'Pygmalion' by GB Shaw was made into the musical. In the myth Pygmalion was a Greek sculptor who fell in love with a beautiful sculpture he had made. He implored Aphrodite/Venus to make the sculpture alive, which she did.

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What are the words to the song Lady?

Check www.lyrics.com they have a large selection of song lyrics from several genres.

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How long did My Fair Lady run on Broadway?

"My Fair Lady" was an instant hit on Broadway in 1956 and had the longest run of any major musical theater production in history. Beginning on February 15, 1956 it ran 2,717 performances.

It has been revived on Broadway three time: in 1976, 1981, and in 1993.

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When was the first fair?

Fairs have been held since ancient times, and were common on holidays in ancient Rome.

In the middle ages, fairs took place for any special occasion, such as the anniversary of the founding of a church, and always included merchants selling goods, in addition to other festivities.

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Who was Audrey Hepburn's character in My Fair Lady?

Eliza Doolittle

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What is the whole script of the movie My Fair Lady?

Itll take to long!

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Which book is My Fair Lady based on?

In a very, very loose sense it is based on the Greek legend of Pygmalion which dealt with a statue brought to life by Venus to please a love-frustrated sculptor. There are some tie-ins with the more- indeed serious and tragic novel Svengali, where a hypnotist effectively brainwashes a singer- and cons her into being his love- but they really don"t get along- as stated unlike ( MFL) it ends tragiclally. the Title of the Lerner & Loewe show is, of course borrowed from the Nursery rhyme about London Bridge, which, by the way no longer exists- portions of it were relocated to Arizona in the early seventies.

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Filming location of 27A Wimpole Street in My Fair Lady?

warner bros. studios, burbank, ca.

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Who played the lead role in My Fair Lady?

Many actors and actresses have played the lead roles.

The most famous are perhaps Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Dolittle and Rex Harrison as Professor Higgins in the 1964 film

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What is the musical My Fair Lady about?

A phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, takes a bet from a man named Colonel Pickering to make Eliza Doolittle, a flower girl with a distinct Cockney accent, trick everyone into thinking that she is a lady. However, Eliza is very dirty, unrefined, and unladylike, making this task very difficult.

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Who composed the music for 'My Fair Lady'?

The music for My Fair Lady was written by Frederick Loewe, and the lyrics were written by Alan Jay Lerner.

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What myth was My Fair Lady based on?

In Greek mythology, Pygmalion, the king of Cyprus, found so much fault in womankind that he resolved to live unmarried. But after painstakingly sculpting a statue of a beautiful woman that he named Galatea, he came to regard his creation as so perfect that he fell in love with her. In 1913, Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw adapted the myth to modern-day England and used his play about a phonetics professor's efforts to refine the speech and manner of a cockney flower girl for life among the gentry as a platform for social critique, demonstrating the artificiality of class distinctions in turn-of-the-century British society.

My Fair Lady was based on the myth of Pygmalion.

The play 'Pygmalion' by GB Shaw was made into the musical. In the myth Pygmalion was a Greek sculptor who fell in love with a beautiful sculpture he had made. He implored Aphrodite/Venus to make the sculpture alive, which she did.

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Who is actress in classic movies Breakfast At Tiffany's My Fair Lady and Bloodline?

Audrey Hepburn

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What was the locale of your Fair lady?

My Fair Lady is set in London, England.

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What type of play is My Fair Lady?

My Fair Lady is considered a musical.

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What was the original play called which became My Fair Lady?

The play was Pygmalion' written by George Bernard Shaw.

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