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The Making of My Fair Lady (The Great Broadway Musicals)
The common lament was "Broadway will never be the same " when My Fair Lady finally ended its stellar run the night of Sunday, September 30, 1962. Millions of people had seen the show over six years and had helped break box-office records, even though Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Stanley Holloway, and Robert Coote did not stay with the cast throughout the six-year run. MyFa ...more
Paperback, 125 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Mosaic Press (NY)
(first published 1993)
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This is probably the strongest of all The Great Broadway Musicals series. It has the most production analysis. That being said it has a very unfortunate ending. Garebian's five page run down of musical theatre up to My Fair Lady is not so good. It ignore really big moments in musical theater history and quite frankly makes too much of My Fair Lady. My Fair Lady did change certain aspects of musical theater production and especially writing but I don't think it had as much influence as Garebian c ...more
Keith Garebian is a widely published, award-winning freelance literary and theatre critic, biographer, and poet. Among his many awards are the Canadian Authors Association (Niagara Branch) Poetry Award (2009), the Mississauga Arts Award (2000 and 2008), a Dan Sullivan Memorial Poetry Award (2006), and the Lakeshore Arts & Scarborough Arts Council Award for Poetry (2003).More about Keith Garebian...