My Fair Lady confirms 2017 Melbourne season

Directed by Dame Julie Andrews, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli (Newsies) and produced by John Frost and Opera Australia, the 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady is an understandably hot topic. The list of BIG names associated with this production (both on and off the stage) is staggering and today, there is even more exciting news from the My Fair Lady camp.

Anna O'ByrneDue to open at the Sydney Opera House on September 6 for a limited season, tickets to the show are already in such high demand that the producers have announced a Melbourne season from May 2017. No other cities have been confirmed at this stage.

Slated to play at The Regent Theatre, and confirmed to star Anna O’Byrne as Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady will commence Melbourne performances on 11 May 2017.

O’Byrne was last seen on stage in Melbourne as Maria in The Production Company’s acclaimed West Side Story in 2015. She also starred as Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, which opened at the Regent Theatre in 2011 and was recorded at the venue for international cinema and DVD release.

Further casting for the Melbourne run will be confirmed at a later date. Tickets will be on sale from October.

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“The response we have had to the Sydney season has been truly overwhelming and to meet demand we have announced today that the show will travel to Melbourne”, said producer John Frost.

“This 2016 recreation of My Fair Lady has been more than a decade in the making and we are excited to share it with Australian audiences.”

The Sydney season of My Fair Lady commences performances August 30, and stars Alex Jennings as Professor Higgins, Reg Livermore as Alfred P. Doolittle, Robyn Nevin as Mrs Higgins and Tony Llewellyn-Jones as Colonel Pickering.

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Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

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