Musical version of G. B. Shaw's play Pygmalion (1912) with music by Frederick Loewe and words by Alan Jay Lerner (b NY, 1918; d NY, 1986). F.p. NY 1956, London 1958, and has been in performance somewhere in the world almost ever since. Roles of Eliza Doolittle and Prof. Higgins created by Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison, the latter successfully employing a type of Sprechstimme for his songs. Film version 1964.
Subjects: Music Theatre.