A new clip is offering a first look at My Favorite Things: Rodgers and Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert. Watch Aaron Tveit, Audra McDonald, Maria Friedman, and the rest of the London concert's all-star cast sing "Edelweiss" from The Sound of Music above.
Celebrating the anniversary of the legendary Broadway writing partnership that spawned such musicals as Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, My Favorite Things performed at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane December 12, 2023. The all-star roster of performers included McDonald, Marisha Wallace, Daniel Dae Kim, Patrick Wilson, Tveit, Julian Ovenden, Friedman, Michael Ball, Lucy St. Louis, and Joanna Ampil. Also featured were Anna-Jane Casey, Lily Kerhoas, and Jordan Shaw, along with a chamber choir, and a dance ensemble.
A film of the concert is poised to hit U.K. and Ireland movie theatres February 14 and 18. A U.S. TV broadcast (plus streaming via PBS.org and the PBS Video app) will follow via PBS' Great Performances, with the concert set to premiere May 31.
See photos from the London concert below:
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization presented, with Concord Originals, Concord Theatricals, Killimanjaro Live/JAS Theatricals, and Trafalgar Entertainment producing. The U.K. and Ireland cinema screenings are presented by CinemaLive in partnership with Concord Originals and The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II began collaborating with 1943's Oklahoma!, a landmark musical that is considered the genre's first to fully integrate the book, lyrics, and choreography as agents of forwarding the plot. They would go on to dominate Broadway over the next two decades as both a writing and producing team, writing a string of classic musicals including Carousel, South Pacific, Allegro, The King and I, and The Sound of Music; and producing I Remember Mama and Annie Get Your Gun.