Tony Award winner Laura Benanti will take over as Eliza Doolittle in Broadway’s “My Fair Woman,” changing the departing Lauren Ambrose. As reported solely by Deadline on Wednesday, Ambrose has been solid in Apple’s upcoming psychological thriller sequence from M. Evening Shyamalan and British TV author Tony Basgallop.
Ambrose’s closing “My Fair Woman” efficiency shall be Sunday, Oct. 21. Benanti, who received the 2008 finest featured actress Tony for her position reverse Patti LuPone in “Gypsy,” will start “My Fair Woman” on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Benanti’s restricted engagement in “My Fair Woman,” directed by Bartlett Sher, is scheduled by Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, on the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
“Eliza Doolittle has been my dream position for so long as I can keep in mind,” Benanti stated, “so I couldn’t be extra excited to be part of this good firm. Working with Bart and getting to be a part of this present is a dream come true.”
Benanti joins a solid of 37 headed by Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, Rosemary Harris, Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica, Linda Mugleston and Clarke Thorell.
Kerstin Anderson will play the position of Eliza Doolittle in any respect Tuesday night performances starting Oct. 30.
Lincoln Middle Theater is producing Lerner & Loewe’s “My Fair Woman” in affiliation with Nederlander Shows.