As many of you know, I’m a Broadway musical junkie. My parents raised us that way. My father was convinced that musicals were American opera. My mother called him a fool. Either way, I’ve been blessed to see so many wonderful stars in incomparable productions – Yul Brynner in The King & I, Topol in Fiddler On the Roof, Richard Burton in Camelot, the 25th anniversary cast of Jesus Christ Superstar… so many wonderful performances.
One of my biggest sads is that I didn’t get to see Rex Harrison perform My Fair Lady on stage. My parents did, but it was one of the few trips to the theater they made without some of us kids in tow. How dare they!
My Fair Lady is one of my all-time favorites. It’s just so deliciously sexist and blatantly unapologetic about it. Makes me laugh out loud every time. And my weakness for all things Rex Harrison is well documented – hello, Captain Gregg from The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.
Then, just yesterday, my good friend and editor extraordinaire, Gilly Wright, posted this headline on my FB page.
My heart soars! I feel like Freddie Eynsford-Hill!
Fodder has been informed that there will be a trip to NYC in our future. Over many years of marriage, he has grown as accustomed to my enduring love of all things Professor Higgins, My Fair Lady, and of course, Colin Firth, as Henry was of Eliza’s face.
He’s a good man. A fine man. Probably a little more Pickering than Higgins, but that’s okay. I have a soft spot for the Colonel as well.
What about you? Is there a star, show, or event you wouldn’t miss?