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Julia Andrews returns to ‘My Fair Lady’ as director

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London, Aug 6 : British actress Julia Andrews will soon be taking the directorial chair for the production of ‘My Fair Lady’.

The 79-year-old actress, who had played the lead role of Eliza Doolittle in the 1956 Broadway production, will helm a 60th anniversary production of the musical at the Sydney Opera House next year, the BBC reported.

In a statement, the actress said that she was thrilled, adding, “I look forward to…beginning the process of bringing this great musical to life once again.”

Based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, ‘My Fair Lady’ will narrate the story of Cockney flower girl Doolittle who gets transformed into an upper-class lady by linguistics professor Henry Higgins.

The stage production, which features music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, will premiere next year.

Andrews will be working alongside Tony-award winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli, artistic director Lyndon Terrancini, and producer John Frost.

The Audrey Hepburn starrer 1964 flick based on the story had bagged eight Oscars, including the best picture and best director. (ANI)