Rodgers and Hammerstein gala concert to play at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

This historic venue, which premiered the original West End production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, will present a gala concert on 12 December 2023.

Kate Riley
Kate Riley

For one night only, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane will host a star-studded concert celebrating the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert will feature a 40-piece orchestra and will be directed by Tony Award-winner Christopher Gattelli.

"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," said Christopher Gattelli in a statement. "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."

Imogen Lloyd Webber, on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organisation, added in a statement: "Eighty years after first premiering their work, Rodgers & Hammerstein are recognised as one of the most successful songwriting partnerships in musical theatre history. They brought many of their hit musicals to the Drury Lane, including Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific and The King and I, and it is an honour to celebrate the milestone in this meticulously reimagined theatre."

The organisers will reveal the headline artists at a later date. Simon Lee will conduct the concert, which 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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