October 19, 2007: It used to drive George Bernard Shaw crazy that theatergoers would leave his “Pygmalion” believing the play’s leading characters were destined for the altar. “Disgusting” was Shaw’s word for the notion of a postcurtain wedding for Prof. Henry Higgins, the irascible phoneticist, and Eliza Doolittle, the cockney flower girl whom he teaches to talk proper.READ THE REVIEW
Pygmalion BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- October 18, 2007
- December 16, 2007
Theater: American Airlines / 227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
The play focuses on a British professor who takes a poor Cockney girl named Eliza Doolittle off the streets and tutors her in diction in order to pass her off as a society lady. The play was the basis for the musical My Fair Lady.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Pygmalion