Kelsey Grammer, Kelli O'Hara Star in 'My Fair Lady'

The New York Philharmonic will present Kelsey Grammer as Professor Henry Higgins and Kelli O'Hara as Eliza Doolittle in a semi-staged, concert version of "My Fair Lady."

The classic Lerner and Loewe musical, based on George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion," will play four performances, March 7 through March 10, at Avery Fisher Hall. The orchestra will be conducted by musical-theater specialist Rob Fisher.

Also in the cast are Brian Dennehy as Alfred Doolittle, Charles Kimbrough as Col. Pickering and Marni Nixon, as Mrs. Higgins, the professor's mother.

Nixon was the singing voice of Eliza Doolittle in the 1964 film of the musical that starred Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn. Harrison and Julie Andrews starred in the stage version, which opened on Broadway in March 1956 and ran for more than 2,700 performances.