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Dame Julie Andrews in Sydney to cast the 60th Anniversary production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady which she will direct in 2016 Image: Destination NSW/James Morgan Photography
Dame Julie Andrews in Sydney to cast the 60th Anniversary production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady which she will direct in 2016 Image: Destination NSW/James Morgan Photography



11 November
: It was announced today that tickets for the 60th Anniversary production of Lerner and Loewe's masterpiece My Fair Lady would go on sale on 21 November. Exclusive to Sydney, My Fair Lady will play at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, from 30 August, 2016 for a strictly limited season.

This new production, which recreates the original 1956 Broadway show, will be directed by the actress who created the role of Eliza Doolittle in the original production, the world-renowned actor and director, Julie Andrews. Ms Andrews is currently in Sydney conducting auditions for My Fair Lady with Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli. She will announce her cast early in 2016. The production will feature original set designs by Oliver Smith and original costume designs by Cecil Beaton.

The premiere of My Fair Lady has been secured exclusively for Sydney by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres, said, “Dame Julie Andrews is an icon of the stage and screen and audiences are in for an unforgettable night of theatre when her direction of My Fair Lady premieres in Sydney. The production will be a highlight of the NSW Events Calendar in 2016 and is expected to bring more than 19,000 overnight visitors to Sydney, injecting an estimated $7 million into the NSW economy.”

The Pygmalion story about the transformation of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into an English lady by appealingly arrogant phoneticist, Professor Higgins, is an endearing tale that charms audiences with its warmth and vivid characters. The triumphant score features unforgettable numbers including Wouldn't It Be Loverly?, On The Street Where You Live, I Could Have Danced All Night and Get Me to the Church on Time.

My Fair Lady will commence at the Sydney Opera House on 30 August 2016 and fans are encouraged to start planning their trip now with new, great value travel packages on offer.

Qantas Holidays and Virgin Australia Holidays are now offering great value travel packages for visitors to experience this world-class production in Sydney.

Qantas Holidays packages start from $295pp and include two nights accommodation twin share at Travelodge Sydney in a guest room, and C Reserve tickets to My Fair Lady at the Sydney Opera House.

Virgin Australia Holidays packages start from $335pp and include return airfares (price based on ex Gold Coast), checked baggage, two nights accommodation twin share at the Pensione Boutique Hotel on George Street and C Reserve tickets to this exclusive production.

SEASON DETAILS

Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Season: From 30 August, 2016

Performance Times: Wed–Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Tues, Wed & Sat 1pm, Sun 3pm 

Price: From $89.90*

Bookings: myfairladymusical.com.au or 02 9318 8200, 02 9250 7777 or 1300 723 038

Groups of 12 or more call 02 8240 2290

TICKETS ON SALE FROM 21 NOVEMBER

* An additional transaction fee and/or a credit/debit payment processing fee may apply

myfairladymusical.com.au

Visit www.sydney.com for more information. For images go to http://images.destinationnsw.com.au/

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