Theater fans should start getting ready to head to Washington, D.C.: Broadwayworld.com is reporting that for its 21st annual Spring Gala, the Kennedy Center will present My Fair Lady in Concert on Sunday, May 5 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The classic 1956 musical has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner with music by Frederick Loewe and will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award-nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The concert staging will be accompanied by the 35-piece Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra conducted by Music Director James Moore.
Casting for this one-time-only event includes Tony Award winner Gregory Jbara as Alfred P. Doolittle, Olivier Award-winner Laura Michelle Kelly as Eliza Doolittle, Academy Award and multiple Emmy Award-winner Cloris Leachman as Mrs. Higgins, Tony Award-nominee Mary Beth Peil as Mrs. Pearce, two-time Tony Award winner Jonathan Pryce as Henry Higgins, Max von Essen as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, and Michael York as Colonel Pickering.
The black-tie evening begins with a reception on the River Terrace at 5 p.m. followed by an elegant dinner on the Roof Terrace at 6 p.m. The Gala performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall and the evening concludes with 'Til Midnight, a cocktails and dancing party, on the Roof Terrace.
Concert-only tickets go on sale to the general public on April 3 and can be purchased at the Kennedy Center Box Office or by calling Instant Charge at 202-467-4600 or visiting kennedy-center.org. To inquire about VIP packages and the gala events surrounding this performance, e-mail [email protected] or call (202) 416-8338.
For more information about the Kennedy Center, visit www.kennedy-center.org.