St. James Theatre, (3/25/1976 - 12/05/1976)
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (12/09/1976 - 2/20/1977)

First Preview: Mar 19, 1976
Opening Date: Mar 25, 1976
Closing Date: Feb 20, 1977
Total Previews: 7
Total Performances: 377

Category: Musical, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: In and around London, 1912.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz)

Produced by Herman Levin

Produced on the screen by Gabriel Pascal

Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Music by Frederick Loewe; Adapted from "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw; Musical Director: Theodore Saidenberg; Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett and Phil Lang; Dance arrangements by Trude Rittman

Directed by Jerry Adler; Direction based on the original by Moss Hart; Choreographed by Crandall Diehl; Choreography based on the original by Hanya Holm

Production Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Cecil Beaton; Lighting Design by John Gleason; Special Costume Assistant: W. Robert Lavine; Hair Design by Ray Iagnocco

General Manager: Philip Adler; Company Manager: Malcolm Allen

Production Stage Manager: Nicholas Russiyan; Stage Manager: Alisa Jill Adler

General Press Representative: Seymour Krawitz; Casting: Geri Windsor and Associates; Dance Captain: Bonnie Walker; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner Agency; Photographer: Sy Friedman

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Opening Night Cast

Christine AndreasEliza Doolittle
Robert CooteColonel Pickering
Ian RichardsonHenry Higgins
George RoseAlfred P. Doolittle
Brenda ForbesMrs. Higgins
Jerry LanningFreddy Eynsford-Hill
Dru AlexandrineFlower Girl
Dancing Ensemble
Richard AmmonDancing Ensemble
Sonja AndersonServant
Singing Ensemble
Sally BenoitDancing Ensemble
Marie BerryDancing Ensemble
Jeremy BlantonDancing Ensemble
Alyson BristolSinging Ensemble
John ClarksonHarry
Lord Boxington
Zoltan Karpathy
Kevin Lane DearingerFirst Bartender
Singing Ensemble
David EvansDancing Ensemble
Clifford FearlButler
Second Bartender
Singing Ensemble
Lynn FitzpatrickServant
Singing Ensemble
Karen GibsonServant
Queen of Transylvania
Singing Ensemble
William JamesThird Cockney
Singing Ensemble
Jack KarcherChauffeur
Dancing Ensemble
Debra LymanBusker
Dancing Ensemble
Kevin MarcumFirst Cockney
Singing Ensemble
Richard MaxonDancing Ensemble
Mari McMinnDancing Ensemble
Cynthia MerylSinging Ensemble
Richard NeilsonJamie
Sylvia O'BrienMrs. Pearce
Stan PageFourth Cockney
Singing Ensemble
Vickie PatikServant
Singing Ensemble
Eleanor PhelpsMrs. Eynsford-Hill
Stan PicusBusker
Dancing Ensemble
Ernie PysherBusker
Dancing Ensemble
Gina RamselDancing Ensemble
Catherine RiceDancing Ensemble
Rick SchneiderDancing Ensemble
Timothy SmithConstable
Dancing Ensemble
Jack StarkeySecond Cockney
Singing Ensemble
Sonja StuartMrs. Higgins' Maid
Dancing Ensemble
Bonnie WalkerDancing Ensemble
Margaretta WarwickMrs. Hopkins
Lady Boxington

Standby: Patrick Horgan (Henry Higgins) and Vickie Patik (Eliza Doolittle)

Understudies: John Clarkson (Alfred P. Doolittle), Karen Gibson (Mrs. Eynsford-Hill), William James (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Kevin Marcum (Harry, Zoltan Karpathy), Cynthia Meryl (Mrs. Hopkins), Richard Neilson (Colonel Pickering), Stan Page (Jamie), Eleanor Phelps (Mrs. Higgins) and Margaretta Warwick (Mrs. Pearce)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1976 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 

George Rose

 1976 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Ian Richardson

Drama Desk Award

winner 1976 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Ian Richardson

winner 1976 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 

George Rose

 1976 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 

Jerry Adler

 1976 Outstanding Revival [nominee] 

Produced by Herman Levin

Theatre World

winner 1976 Award [recipient] 

Christine Andreas


music by Frederick Loewe; lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

ACT 1 Sung By
Street EntertainersBuskers
Why Can't the English?Henry Higgins
Wouldn't It be Loverly?Eliza Doolittle and Cockneys
With a Little Bit of LuckAlfred P. Doolittle, Harry and Jamie
I'm an Ordinary ManHenry Higgins
With a Little Bit of Luck (Reprise) Alfred P. Doolittle and Ensemble
Just You WaitEliza Doolittle
The Rain in SpainHenry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle and Colonel Pickering
I Could Have Danced All NightEliza Doolittle, Mrs. Pearce and Maids
Ascot GavotteFull Ensemble
On the Street Where You LiveFreddy Eynsford-Hill
The Embassy WaltzHenry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle, Zoltan Karpathy and Full Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
You Did ItHenry Higgins, Colonel Pickering, Mrs. Pearce and The Servants
Just You Wait (Reprise) Eliza Doolittle
On the Street Where You Live (Reprise) Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Show MeEliza Doolittle and Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Wouldn't It be Loverly? (Reprise) Eliza Doolittle and Cockneys
Get Me to the Church on TimeAlfred P. Doolittle, Harry, Jamie and Ensemble
A Hymn to HimHenry Higgins
Without YouEliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins
I've Grown Accustomed to Her FaceHenry Higgins

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

St. James Theatre

(3/25/1976 - 12/5/1976)


Eric Brotherson
Jean Busada
Dancing Ensemble
Ken Henley
Dancing Ensemble
Kris Karlowski
Singing Ensemble
Terri Treas
Dancing Ensemble

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

(12/9/1976 - 2/20/1977)


Richard Ammon
Dancing Ensemble
Jackie Elliott
Dancing Ensemble
Mrs. Higgins' Maid
Michael Heather
Dancing Ensemble
Kathi-Jo Hubner
Dancing Ensemble
Diane Howe Legro
Singing Ensemble
Nancy Lynch
Dancing Ensemble
Ian Sullivan
Zoltan Karpathy
Laurel van der Linde
Dancing Ensemble
Joyce Worsley
Mrs. Hopkins

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