Director Julie Andrews talks about the magic of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady.
In 2017 Dame Julie Andrews visited Brisbane for her 60th Anniversary Production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Ms Andrews has an insight into My Fair Lady that not many others do. She is the lady who created and made the role of Eliza Doolittle so famous for the 1956 premiere of the production on Broadway before opening the production in London.
The production presented at QPAC in 2017 was a recreation of this famed 1956 blockbuster, using Oliver Smith’s ornate sets designs and Cecil Beaton’s glorious costume designs. The 2017 creative team has several additional links to the 1956 production: the set designer Rosaria Sinisi, was fortunate enough to study set design with Oliver Smith at NYU’s School of the Arts and John David Ridge (Costume Recreation) was a former assistant to Cecil Beaton. Ms Andrews involvement has been integral in bringing the original to today’s audiences. In the footage below Julie shares some insights into the production.
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