Katnook Coonawarra is the wine of choice for the exciting new stage show "My Fair Lady" which is set to open at the Sydney Opera House on September 5th, as the show celebrates 60 years since it was first staged on Broadway. Dame Julie Andrews is in Sydney to direct the stellar line-up of Australian stars. Dame Andrews, the cast and theatre royalty will enjoy Katnook wines on opening night and during the season.
In 1956, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's masterful retelling of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion took the world by storm. Playing the irresistible Eliza Doolittle was a young Julie Andrews, in only her second role on Broadway, a role that would catapult her into international stardom.
In this world first, Julie Andrews directs this production of 'My Fair Lady', teaming up with the Tony Award-winning Christopher Gattelli and associates of the musical's original designers Cecil Beaton and Oliver Smith. The Cinderella story about the Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and the appealingly arrogant phoneticist, Professor Higgins, is an endearing tale that charms audiences with its warmth and vivid characters.
The triumphant score features unforgettable numbers including 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly?', 'On the Street Where You Live', 'I Could Have Danced All Night', and 'Get Me to the Church on Time'.
Headlining the new company are acclaimed British performer Alex Jennings as Professor Higgins and young Australian star, Anna O’Byrne, as Eliza Doolittle. Joining them is an outstanding cast. Reg Livermore will play the role of Alfred P. Doolittle. Robyn Nevin will play Mrs. Higgins and Mark Vincent will play Freddy Eynsford-Hill. The role of Colonel Hugh Pickering will be played by Tony Llewellyn-Jones and Deidre Rubenstein will play Mrs. Pearce
Katnook is proud to be served during the Sydney season of 'My Fair Lady' runs until the end of October. Learn more here.