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.
GV EXT..Theatre Royal
CU Notice "We are now accepting bookings up to April 1962".
GV Cast on stage curtain and rises.
LV Charles Stanley and Anne Rogers step forward
SV PAN.. Anne Rogers down steps to reception.
SCU Anne Rogers.
SCU Stanley Holloway.
SCU Charles Stanley.
SCU PAN.. Left to right.. Alan Jay Lerner (book and Lyrics) PAN to James Hayter.
CU Commemorative programme.
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Background: 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.