(Jason Blake’s article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, 9/7.)
Overseen by the fabled 1956 Broadway production's Eliza Doolittle – Dame Julie Andrews – this 60th anniversary staging of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's My Fair Lady is a fabulous museum exhibit.
Those interested in sumptuous acts of re-creation will find it hard to fault.
The set is a replica of 10-time Tony winner Oliver Smith's original design for New York's Mark Hellinger Theatre, supervised by Smith associate Rosaria Sinisi.
Cecil Beaton's former assistant John David Ridge went back to Beaton's original drawings for the show's iconic costumes.