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Julie Andrews Directs ‘My Fair Lady’ 60th Anniversary Production at Sydney Opera House

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Mar 30, 2016 05:38 PM EDT

My Fair Lady is turning 60-years-old and their is one grand celebration being planned. The original 1956 production is being recreated at the Sydney Opera House in as much detail as possible. That is not all. Original Eliza Doolittle actress and musical icon, Dame Julie Andrews will be directing the production. Check the report below for all the latest details on the anniversary production.

Playbill is quoting a statement from members of the production team that details the show’s dedication to the original Broadway production, saying:

“Trips to Wisconsin, London, New York City and Los Angeles were made and hours were spent trawling over drawings, costume and set designs in the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Arts Centre Melbourne Performing Arts Collection just to name a few. Cold calls were made and leads were given as the journey unfolded. Along the way the team were fortunate enough to meet with the previous assistants of Cecil Beaton (the original costume designer) and Oliver Smith (the original set designer), who uncovered important materials that made recreating the magic of the 1956 Broadway production a step closer to reality.”

My Fair Lady is coming to the Sydney Opera House in August 2016, under the direction of Dame Julie Andrews. Tickets range from $49.90 - $289.90. For more information, please Sydneyoperahouse.com.

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