Broadway Star Visits Barbie Diorama of Himself at UWS Cleaners

Harry Hadden-Paton, who is playing Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady on Broadway, recently stopped by Apthorp Cleaners on Amsterdam Avenue between 78th and 79th streets.

In the window at the cleaners is a diorama of My Fair Lady, with a doll depicting the actor himself, wrote Debra Kravet, the owner of the business, in an email to West Side Rag. She sent the photos above and below.

Apthorp Cleaners has been making these kinds of dioramas with Barbie figures for years. We wrote about them here.


Hadden-Paton and Kravet.

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    1. Sean says:

      It looks like the window is depicting the film version of the musical and not the current offering at Lincoln Center. The design is quite different.

    2. Lauren says:

      Love everything about this post!

    3. Ethan says:

      Clearly a depiction of the film version of MFL. Also, to refer to this gentleman as a “star” is a bit of a stretch. Ok, so maybe you meant that since he’s in one of the lead roles in the current production he is therefore in a “starring” capacity, or something like that. But he’s far from a “household name,” which is the rather informal measure of true stardom, at least in this armchair critic’s opinion.

      • Stacey says:

        Wow, are you always this rude on a daily basis? Get a life. Bitter – Party of 1!

        • Cathy says:

          So hard to believe there would be any negative comments regarding this diorama. I think it’s fantastic, and Ellen I agree with you, this gentleman is most definitely a star!

        • Ethan says:

          Oh, thanks! I try to be!

    4. Molly Gordy says:

      This is an uplifting and touching post. Thanks for sharing! And anyone who is starring in a Broadway musical is a star to me! Hats off to Harry!

    5. Bruce E. Bernstein says:

      i haven’t seen this version of MFL, but clearly Mr. Hadden-Paton has a lot of charisma and an infectious presence, and he loves being around theater fans! So he’s a star in my book!

      Go get ’em, Mr. Hadden-Paton! I predict even bigger things for him.

    6. Ellen says:

      I was dropping off some clothes at Apthorp on Saturday when Deborah told me this lovely story. She takes such care creating the dioramas and they are a constant source of joy. I especially love seeing little children delighting over them.

      Apthorp Cleaners – and their warm and friendly owners and staff – is a neighborhood treasure.

      And for those of you sniping about what does or does not constitute a star – I think anyone who gets on a stage of that prominence and performs at that level is most certainly a star.

    7. GMAFB says:

      Really? Some people are actually complaining about the use of “star” to describe the fella fortunate and talented enough to have a lead role in a hit show? And to whine that the diorama isn’t of the modern version of the show? Come on. That kind of nonsense makes you sound like such a pompous fool.

    8. Anita says:

      I love these kinds of posts! Thanks for sharing!