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    Keith
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    Does anyone know why the cast of this Julie Andrews production has not yet been released ? It is way overdue when you consider it is only 3 months to opening. Why the big secrecy ?

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    Lou
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    No idea! The auditions were ages ago. Last I heard was this article from March: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/back-to-the-glory-days-for-sydneys-my-fair-lady/news-story/8d87b49c94cb6c13cd36ad8b9ffb0edc

    At the end it says they’re hoping to finalise the cast by early May and quote Frost saying “I’d like to think there may be a few surprises and some pairings people will be very pleased to see, if it comes together and if we can afford our wish list”

    I suppose they’re in no hurry to announce a cast when they’ve already got a famous name on board to use for publicity (ie Julie Andrews), but on the other hand it does seem a suspiciously long time to wait for cast announcements. I wonder if they’re having trouble filling the roles. With Frost talking about being able to afford the wish list it makes me a little nervous he’s going to hire some famous disasters.

    I haven’t heard any rumours about who they’ll cast, other than a few Anthony Warlow fans who are convinced he’ll be Higgins. Fingers crossed they’re right.

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    Sam
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    Frost has absolutely zero artistic integrity so, if left to him, he’d cast David Hasselhoff as Higgins if it got some free publicity – with Frost’s best mate Alan Jones as Eliza (and the obligatory Bert Newton as Pickering)

    Anthony Warlow would be wonderful of course. I’d like to see Tony Sheldon play Higgins – he brings such heart to any show, he’d be wonderful

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    bluman
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    Casting has been finalised – but yet to be announced. Eliza will be an import 🙂

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