With Tony Award winner Laura Benanti joining as the new leading lady of the Award winning Lincoln Center Theater revival of My Fair Lady on Broadway, we just found out that the actress will be doing 7 performances a week. According to an Instagram slideshow post, there has been a scheduling change for the 2 rotating actresses playing the iconic leading role of “Eliza Doolittle”.
Beginning October 30th, 2018, “Eliza Alternate” Kerstin Anderson will switch from playing Sunday matiness (alternating with the production’s original leading lady Tony nominee Lauren Ambrose) now to TUESDAY EVENINGS (at the time Benanti joins the cast).
As previously announced, Laura Benanti will begin performances in MY FAIR LADY starting October 23rd, 2018 and will play a limited engagement through February 17th, 2019 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. In addition, Lauren Ambrose will take her final bow on October 21st, 2018.
Thoughts on the new “Eliza” schedule and cast changes?