Broadway in Cincinnati Reschedules Pretty Woman: The Musical, My Fair Lady for 2021

My Fair Lady moves to July 2021 and Pretty Woman to August 2021

click to enlarge "Pretty Woman: The Musical" Hamburg production - Photo: Morris Mac Matzen
Photo: Morris Mac Matzen
"Pretty Woman: The Musical" Hamburg production

Earlier this year, our local Broadway in Cincinnati announced its 2020-2021 season — one of the best in recent memory — featuring touring productions from New York City.

The big news is that Hamilton is coming back, this time for four weeks in 2021, one week longer than its 2019 engagement. According to publicist Elizabeth Truitt Armstrong, that’s not all that’s appealing. The 2020-2021 season brings more musicals, as usual, but also a hit play; some classics; and several productions that will appeal to families. 

But COVID-19 has put a damper on the season starters.


Pretty Woman: The Musical, slated for an original Nov. 10-22 run, has been rescheduled for Aug. 17-29, 2021. What to look forward to: If you loved the 1990 romantic comedy, a kind of Cinderella story, you’re likely to love this musical adaptation from 2018 that just recently launched its national tour. It’s the story of a star-crossed meeting between a sex worker and a disillusioned businessman.

Also rescheduled? My Fair Lady — from its original Dec. 1-13 run to July 13-25, 2021. Perhaps the greatest show from Broadway’s Golden Age, this 1956 classic was revived at Lincoln Center Theater in 2018 and nominated for 10 Tony Awards. The sumptuous sets and costumes for the Broadway production have been recreated down to the last details of 1913 London, where Henry Higgins, a pompous linguistics professor, sets out to remake a Cockney flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, as a “proper lady.” Great tunes like “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” are from this show.

Keep up with details and get more info at cincinnati.broadway.com.

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