Star-studded Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th anniversary concert to broadcast on TV

Audra McDonald in My Favorite Things
Audra McDonald in My Favorite Things Credit Tristram Kenton

My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert is to be broadcast on TV.

Following a recent outing in cinemas, the recent West End show will air on Sky Arts in the UK at 6PM on Sunday, 26 May.

The full concert will also be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 4 June.

Directed by Julia Knowles, a five-time BAFTA winner, the concert is a landmark celebration of the iconic duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

The show boasts a glittering lineup of stars. Those on the cast include Joanna Ampil  (Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific); two-time Olivier Award winner Michael Ball; television, film and stage actor Daniel Dae Kim; four-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman; Emmy, two-time GRAMMY and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald; Olivier Award nominee Julian Ovenden; West End sensation Lucy St. Louis; Tony Award winner Aaron Tveit; Olivier Award nominee Marisha Wallace; and two-time Tony, two-time Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Patrick Wilson. The performance also featured Anna-Jane Casey, Lily Kerhoas and Jordan Shaw, along with special appearances by EGOT winners Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rita Moreno.

Completing the company were Jade Albertsen, Alex Louize Bird, Matthew Caputo, Dan Cooke, Barry Drummond, Harry Francis, Matt Gibson, Bethany Huckle, Jonny Labey, Brenda Newhouse, Emily Ann Potter, Sophie Pourret, Stephen Quildan and Rachel Wang-Hei Lau.

This gala event was held at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, a venue steeped in history with Rodgers & Hammerstein, having hosted the original West End productions of several of their classics like Oklahoma! and The King and I.

The concert, which took place in December 2023, was produced by a collaboration of several prestigious organizations including Concord Originals, Concord Theatricals, and others.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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