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My Fair Lady comes a loverly circle

The beloved musical based on the play Pygmalion returns to Broadway and its progressive roots

It takes a play that is over a century old to speak truths of this modern season: the world is on balance better open than closed; women should not be tokens for trade; class divides are a mockery in themselves.

SHE was rather confused. Not Eliza Doolittle, mind, but another fair lady who had come to watch the musical re-staged 25 years after its last appearance on Broadway.

Turning to me at the end of the musical, she asked why in the final scene, Eliza, the female protagonist in My Fair Lady,...

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