Michael Arden, who helmed the recent, critically acclaimed Broadway revival of Spring Awakening, will direct the classic Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe musical My Fair Lady this summer for the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY.
Performances are scheduled for August 2-28. Casting will be announced at a later date.
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion, the musical, according to press notes, "tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower seller who takes speech lessons from Henry Higgins, a Professor of Phonetics, in order to pass as a lady. Their relationship, which starts on a bet as student and pupil, becomes much more than either of them could ever have expected."
Bay Street’s intimate production will feature a two-piano arrangement of the score and an "up close perspective that will bring out the humanity and complexity of the characters and relationships for a new vision of this classic musical."
The Mainstage season will begin with the previously announced world premiere of The Forgotten Woman (May 31 – June 19), a new play by Jonathan Tolins that features direction by Noah Himmelstein and concerns a gifted soprano on the verge of a major operatic career. The second production will be the Tony Award-winning The Last Night of Ballyhoo (June 28 – July 24), by Alfred Uhry and directed by Bay Street associate artistic director Will Pomerantz.