According to the Daily Mail, the Crucible Theatre's production of My Fair Lady, starring Dominic West and Carly Bawden, is in the process of attempting an early summer West End transfer.
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The production, directed by Daniel Evans, runs through January 26, 2013, in Sheffield. A theatre, the rights, and a West End schedule are still under negotiation, but if the process moves along fast enough, West might be able to play 'Professor Henry Higgins' for a limited engagement in London this May.
My Fair Lady tells the timely story of a chance encounter between a lowly London flower girl and a phonetics professor which changes both their lives forever. West (Othello) returns to Sheffield Theatres to play Professor Higgins opposite Bawden (The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,) as Eliza Doolittle.
The partnership of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe created some of the most popular and enduring Musical Theatre Works both for the stage and screen. In addition to My Fair Lady, their multi-award-winning works together also included Life of the Party, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, Camelot and Gigi.
Joining the creative team alongside Daniel Evans are Designer Paul Wills, Choreographer Alistair David, Musical Director Nigel Lilley, Lighting Designer Tim Mitchell, Sound Designer Simon Baker and Dialect Coach Richard Ryder.
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