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American Airlines Theatre

227 West 42nd Street


September 14, 2007

Revival Broadway Play

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Roundabout Theatre Company presents a beloved play by George Bernard Shaw. The revival of Pygmalion opens at the American Airline Theatre this September with a stellar cast. Golden Globe winner Claire Danes and Tony award winners Jefferson Mays and Boyd Gaines lead the ensemble in this classic tale of love, transformation and social status. The play first appeared on Broadway in 1914 and was revived in 1927, 1938, 1945 and 1987. It also inspired the award-winning musical My Fair Lady which premiered on Broadway in 1956.

The story is set in London and centers on the pretentious Professor Henry Higgins and the unrefined Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle. Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering, that he can take a poor, uneducated girl and turn her into a proper, high society lady of London. The professor believes that he can accomplish this goal by teaching her the correct dialect in which to speak and to help her improve her manners. Higgins work is cut out for him when he realizes the task of transforming Eliza takes so much more then he ever could have imagined. During the process the two very different breeds grow closer and Higgins begins to fall for his student. Will Eliza reciprocate his feelings?

The successful actress Claire Danes portrays the unfortunate Eliza Doolittle. Danes is probably best known for her work as Juliet in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet and for her portrayal of Angela in the teen cult favorite “My So-Called Life”. This role marks her Broadway debut. The critically acclaimed stage actor Jefferson Mays stars as the stuffy professor. Mays earned a Tony award for his work in the solo show I Am My Own Wife during his Broadway debut in 2003. He recently appeared in Journey’s End on Broadway. Three-time Tony award winner Boyd Gaines portrays Higgins friend Colonel Pickering. His performance as Dr. Peter Patrone in The Heidi Chronicles in 1989 established him as a true Broadway actor. Like Mays, he was last seen on Broadway in Journey’s End.

In trying to transform Eliza, Professor Higgins learns a thing or two about life. He realizes that his task not only involves knowledge on his part but patience and humanity as well. He learns that Eliza may be poor and uneducated but underneath it all she is a person with feelings and not just some project he can improve upon. The play deals with the issue of social status and raises the question of whether two different people from two very different worlds can end up together? If this is a question you would like answered then get your tickets soon because Pygmalion is on a limited engagement and is scheduled to close in December of 2007.

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