Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Marisha Wallace, and Patrick Wilson to star in Rodgers and Hammerstein concert

Featuring a 40-piece orchestra, the 80th anniversary gala concert will take place in December at London’s newly restored Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Kate Riley
Kate Riley

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organisation has announced the first four headline artists to perform at the gala concert. My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert will take place on 12 December 2023.

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Olivier Award nominee Julian Ovenden, Olivier Award nominee Marisha Wallace, and Tony Award nominee Patrick Wilson will perform in the star-studded concert which celebrates the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane will host the concert, which is the same venue that premiered the original West End productions of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, and The King and I. Read our complete guide to Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals.

Christopher Gatelli will direct the concert, with Simon Lee conducting. The show will also feature a West End chamber choir, a dance ensemble, and surprise guest appearances.

Check back for information on My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert tickets on London Theatre.

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