• Short Summary

    At the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, in the West End of London, the American musical "My fair Lady", written by Alan Jay Lerner along the lines of G.

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    At the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, in the West End of London, the American musical "My fair Lady", written by Alan Jay Lerner along the lines of G.b. Shaw's comedy "Pygmalion", entered its fourth year on May 1.

    More than 2 1/2 million people have seen it there, and bookings are now being accepted up to April 1962. "My Fair Lady" will beat by a large margin all records in the 298 years of the theatre's illustrious history, which began in April 1663 under King Charles II.

    The principal roles are now being taken by Miss Anna Rogers who has played Eliza in 1,378 performances in London and the United States: Mr Charles Stanley as Professor Higgins; and Mr James Hayter as Doolittle, taking over from celebrated London comedian Stanley Holloway who attended the birthday party of the show.

    In New York,"My Fair Lady" is now in its sixth year, and the national company is still breaking all records on a tour of the principal cities of America. In Stockholm it is in its third year, in Australia two companies are playing it, and it can also be seen in Amsterdam.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEPMT9636OMN61XYNIEYUEI0GV
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPMT9636OMN61XYNIEYUEI0GV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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