George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” gets a fifth Broadway revival from the Roundabout next season in a production starring Jefferson Mays and directed by David Grindley.
Mays, who will play Professor Henry Higgins, won a 2004 Tony for his perf in “I Am My Own Wife,” while Grindley earned strong reviews for his current Rialto production of “Journey’s End.”
“Pygmalion,” Shaw’s class-conscious reimagination of a Greek myth, first played Broadway in 1914 and inspired the 1956 Lerner and Loewe tuner “My Fair Lady.”
Roundabout’s past stagings of Shaw plays includes productions of “Heartbreak House” in 2006 and “Major Barbara” in 2001.
“Pygmalion” begins perfs Sept. 14 for an Oct. 11 opening at the American Airlines Theater. Production is skedded to run through Dec. 16.