The concert will take place for one night only on the 12th December.
The Rogers & Hammerstein Organization has announced My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert performance set to feature a 40-piece orchestra and international stars of the stage and screen.
Set to take place n Tuesday, 12 December 2023 at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane – the same venue that premièred the original West End production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
The gala is set to be directed and staged by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Christopher Gattelli (Lincoln Center Theater’s The King and I, South Pacific) and will celebrate the partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It will showcase original arrangements of the most iconic songs from Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Cinderella and The Sound of Music. In addition, treasures from Allegro, Flower Drum Song, Pipe Dream and State Fair will be performed, some making their UK première.
The headline artists will be announced shortly and the landmark event will feature the 40-piece Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert Orchestra, conducted by Simon Lee, along with a West End chamber choir, dance ensemble and surprise guest appearances.
Talking about the news, Christopher Gattelli said today, ‘I am thrilled to unite stars across the film, television, theatre and music communities to honour Rodgers & Hammerstein’s incredible legacy. As the first composers to infuse storytelling into song and dance on stage, their work is always a joy to be a part of. With so many beloved classics and rarely heard gems, there is truly something for all ages to enjoy, and we have some exciting surprises planned for what is set to be a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical event.’
Tickets for the concert are on sale here: https://concert.rodgersandhammerstein.com/