It may be 60 years old but the latest performance of My Fair Lady has now sold more tickets than any other production in the history of the Sydney Opera House.
Trade, Tourism, and Major Events Minister Stuart Ayres yesterday said 19,000 overnight visitors are expected to travel to Sydney to watch the 60th anniversary production of the beloved 1956 Broadway Musical.
The Sydney production is directed by its original star Julie Andrews and produced by Opera Australia and John Frost.
Mr. Ayres said that the production would inject an estimated $7 million in visitor expenditure into that state’s economy. “The success of My Fair Lady just proves once again there is no better place in the world to launch a new stage show than Sydney,” he said.
My Fair Lady – starring Mark Vincent and Anna O’Byrne, alongside acclaimed British performer Alex Jennings as Professor Henry Higgins and Australian stage veterans Reg Livermore and Robyn Nevin – opened on August 28 and is scheduled to run until November 5.
The previous Opera House ticket record holder was The King & I in 2014.