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From Broadway to BOST

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We are extremely excited to announce that the star of the 1979 West End production of ‘My Fair Lady‘, Liz Robertson, will be narrating our upcoming staged concert version at St George’s Hall Concert Room, on Sunday 3rd June!

An Olivier nominee, as well as widow to the playwright and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, Liz’s stage credits include roles in ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Hairspray’ in the West End, ‘Jerome Kern Goes To Hollywood’ on Broadway and Anna in ‘The King and I’ US tour.

The original ‘My Fair Lady’ concert, which BOST will be reprising in June, was first performed in London in 2016 to celebrate 60 years since the first Broadway performance of ‘My Fair Lady’ in 1956.

Director of the London Concert, Alastair Knights, will also be directing our upcoming Liverpool revival.

Alastair, who is currently Resident Director on ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ (UK and Ireland Tour), is a former member of BOST, having performed with the society in his teens.

Alastair said: “I was back in the Wirral visiting family when I had the idea to premiere the concert for the first time outside of London.

“I’m delighted that BOST agreed to take part, as I can’t think of a better company to do this brilliant piece justice.”

The concert will showcase much of Lerner and Loewe’s original score including “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”, “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “On The Street Where You Live”, and will also include some rarely performed material from the original production.

It will also feature classic scenes from ‘My Fair Lady’, its source material ‘Pygmalion’ and excerpts from Alan Jay Lerner’s autobiography ‘The Street Where I Live’.

As per the London concert, BOST’s revival will see five leading ladies take centre stage in the role of Eliza Doolittle, each taking on different iconic songs and scenes.

The five women are no strangers to the spotlight, having played numerous leading roles for BOST between them including Nancy in ‘Oliver!’, Maria in ‘The Sound of Music’ and Belle in Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’.

Performing alongside them as Henry Higgins will be Tony Prince, who was last seen playing Fagin in BOST’s recent sell-out production of ‘Oliver!’ at Liverpool’s Royal Court theatre.

BOST’s production of ‘My Fair Lady’ in concert, will take place in Liverpool’s iconic St George’s Hall Concert Room on Sunday 3rd June at 3pm and 7:30pm.

Tickets are already on sale and can be bought directly from us here or by calling us on 0151 666 1200.

 

 

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