Grand `Lady' crosses the pond

London production worth a fair penny

November 08, 2007|By Nelson Pressley | Nelson Pressley,Special to The Sun

Hats off to a lady: Trevor Nunn's technically exquisite My Fair Lady has finally made its way to the U.S. from London, and with a little bit of luck you can catch it this week or next at the Hippodrome Theatre.

She has her flaws, this grand old gal, mostly to do with that elusive theatrical element known as chemistry; a bit of fizz has been lost during shipping (and may dampen any Broadway ambitions reasonably harbored by this high-gloss Cameron Mackintosh production). But the formula's only marginally off, and there's so much right with the show that fans of old-fashioned musical comedy won't want to miss it.

If you go Showtimes for My Fair Lady are 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 18 at the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St. $25-$70. 410-547-7328 or go to

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