Henry Higgins now has his Eliza Doolittle. Claire Danes will portray the Cockney flower girl who blossoms into a lady in the Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming Broadway revival of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion."
The production, which also stars Jefferson Mays as Higgins, opens Oct. 18 at the American Airlines Theatre. Preview performances begin Sept. 21. The director is David Grindley.
"Pygmalion" will be Danes' Broadway debut. The actress, currently seen in the movie "Evening," has appeared in such films as "The Family Stone" and "Stage Beauty." She also starred in the television series "My So-Called Life."