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Theater & art

Stage Review

George Bernard Shaw’s wit shines in ‘Pygmalion’

WILLIAMSTOWN — George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion’’ has been so thoroughly eclipsed by Lerner and Loewe’s musical adaptation, “My Fair Lady,’’ that you half-expect the cast to burst into song whenever you see the original play.

But Shaw’s witty words are music enough in Nicholas Martin’s beguiling production of “Pygmalion’’ at Williamstown Theatre Festival, starring a low-key Robert Sean Leonard as Professor Henry Higgins and a thoroughly winning Heather Lind as Eliza Doolittle.

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