My Favorite Things- The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert. Photo byTristram Kenton

Sky Arts to celebrate Rodgers and Hammerstein with bank holiday weekend season led by My Favorite Things concert

Sky Arts has announced that it will celebrate American musical legends Rodgers and Hammerstein.

The UK TV channel will play four tributes to Rodgers and Hammerstein over this weekend’s Bank Holiday, from 24 to 27 May 2024.

Sky picked up the rights to My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert in March, and will show the starry tribute concert as the centrepiece of the weekend celebrations.

My Favorite Things will be broadcast on Sky Arts Sunday 26 May at 6pm.The original concert took place at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 12 December 2023.

Directed for the screen by BAFTA winner Julia Knowles (The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration), the concert film celebrates the historic partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. An all-star cast includes Michael Ball, Joanna Ampil, Michael Ball, Maria Friedman, Daniel Dae Kim, Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Lucy St. Louis, Aaron Tveit, Marisha Wallace and Patrick Wilson.

The performance also featured Anna-Jane Casey, Lily Kerhoas and Jordan Shaw, along with special appearances by 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.

A DVD and Blu-ray release of My Favorite Things is happening on 4 June.  You can also order the 42 track CD of the soundtrack here.

Other Rodgers and Hammerstein tributes on Sky Arts this weekend will be three classic movie versions of their musicals, with the 1965 movie of Cinderella airing on 24 May at 6 pm; the 1955 film version of Oklahoma! playing on 25 May at 6 pm; and the 1958 movie of South Pacific playing on 27 May at 6 pm.

Sky Arts picked up the rights to My Favorite Things, South Pacific and Cinderella from Concord Originals.

The concert was produced by Concord Originals, Concord Theatricals, Kilimanjaro Live/JAS Theatricals, Austin Shaw and Rob Bagshaw.

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📷 Main photo: My Favorite Things- The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert. Photo byTristram Kenton

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1 thought on “Sky Arts to celebrate Rodgers and Hammerstein with bank holiday weekend season led by My Favorite Things concert”

  1. Janet Marshall

    The best Sunday evening television programme for a very long while! My only regret is not knowing about the concert at the Theatre Royal last December – a real missed opportunity! Thank you Sky Arts for broadcasting it. My only slight criticism is that it would have been good to have put the names of the songs and the shows they came from, and the artist, on the screen.

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