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From Page to Stage

Dominic McHugh

in Loverly

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827305
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950225 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.003.0002

Series: Broadway Legacies

                   From Page to Stage

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Chapter 2 discusses the genesis of My Fair Lady from 1954 up to opening night in 1956. It includes an explanation of how Herman Levin came to be the producer, Rex Harrison and Stanley Holloway the male stars, Julie Andrews the female lead, and Moss Hart the director. It also charts Lerner and Loewe’s final struggles to bring the show to the stage, with contractual problems and troubles in finding a production team. The chapter ends with the successful reviews of the opening night performance in March 1956.

Keywords: Herman Levin; My Fair Lady; Julie Andrews; Rex Harrison; Stanley Holloway; Moss Hart; Alan Jay Lerner; Frederick Loewe

Chapter.  13240 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Popular Music ; American Music

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