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Tag Archives | Alan Jay Lerner

Gregory Isaac and Leigha Kato (front), Lee Cortopassi and Doug Hara (rear). Photo by Shawn May.

Review: ‘My Fair Lady’ at Quintessence Theatre

Quintessence Theatre has built a strong reputation as a home for classic drama. But now they’ve dived into the American Musical Theatre canon in a big way by staging one of the most popular and cherished musicals of all time. And fittingly, it’s My Fair Lady – a show with a storied classical heritage, as […]

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Review: ‘Camelot’ at Compass Rose Theater

Is all fair in love and war? As Compass Rose Theater’s production of Camelot shows, both can leave hearts broken. Produced and Directed by Lucinda Merry-Browne, this iconic musical infused with colorful lighting, lyrical songs, and talented actors and singers. Camelot is an enchanting musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music), adapted from […]

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Review: ‘An American in Paris’ at the Academy of Music

If you “love a Gershwin tune” (and who doesn’t?), An American in Paris, presented by Broadway Philadelphia for a limited run this Thanksgiving week at the Academy of Music, is the show for you! Based on the Oscar-winning 1951 film, with music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, a script by Alan Jay Lerner, […]

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‘Brigadoon’ at Compass Rose Theater

By the glow of a single light, nestled under the stairs on stage, pianist Eric Clark plays the overture of Compass Rose Theater’s latest production, Brigadoon. Add in bagpipes played by Christian Kriegeskotte and a cast that sings like the von Trapp players, and this is a splendid production that meddles together acting, dancing, and […]

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‘My Fair Lady’ at Zemfira Stage

Northern Virginia’s non-equity, professional theater company, Zemfira Stage, continues to strive to provide ambitious, motivated entertainment with its current production of the much beloved musical, My Fair Lady. My Fair Lady is the musical based upon George Bernard Shaw’s straight play Pygmalion first presented on stage in 1913. Pygmalion was a sharp criticism on what Shaw […]

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‘My Fair Lady’ at Damascus Theatre Company

“Why Can’t the English Teach Their Children How to Speak?” laments phonetics professor Henry Higgins upon hearing a cacophonous Cockney accent from a poor flower girl on a rainy night in London. The professor’s question is never answered, but theatre lovers will recognize this as the opening scene from the glittering and sophisticated musical comedy, My […]

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The cast of 'My Fair Lady.' Photo by Richard Anderson.

‘My Fair Lady’ at Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater by Joel Markowitz

Arena Stage has a holiday gift waiting for you on the Fichandler Stage – a ‘loverly,’ joyful, colorful, funny, brilliantly acted and beautifully sung production of the much loved musical My Fair Lady. If you love Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s timeless score you will simply adore it! It’s a feast for musical theatre lovers everywhere. […]

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