Joanna Ampil and Maria Friedman join My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert in London

Further casting announced for the Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert in London.

Rodgers & Hammerstein leading lady Joanna Ampil (Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific) and four-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman will additionally headline My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert.

Also announced today, Anna-Jane Casey, Lily Kerhoas and Jordan Shaw join the company. Tickets are available, with some production holds just released.

Previously announced headliners include two-time Olivier Award winner Michael Ball; television, film and stage actor Daniel Dae Kim; 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.

Featuring a 40-piece orchestra, the gala will be presented for two performances only on Tuesday, 12 December, at London’s newly restored Theatre Royal Drury Lane – the same venue that premiered the original West End productions of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific and The King and I.

Directed and staged by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Christopher Gattelli, with associate choreography by Simon Hardwick, the celebration of the historic partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II will feature the Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert Orchestra, conducted by Simon Lee, along with a West End chamber choir, dance ensemble and surprise guest appearances.

Previously announced Ashley Park (Emily in Paris) has withdrawn owing to scheduling conflicts.

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📷 Main photo: Joanna Ampil & Maria Friedman, photo supplied by production

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