London Rodgers and Hammerstein Anniversary Concert Airs on PBS, Releases Cast Album May 31 | Playbill

Film & TV News London Rodgers and Hammerstein Anniversary Concert Airs on PBS, Releases Cast Album May 31

Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Marisha Wallace, and Patrick Wilson are among the 2023 concert's starry line-up celebrating the Oklahoma! and South Pacific creators.

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My Favorite Things, the 2023 London concert celebrating the 80th anniversary of the collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, airs on PBS' Great Performances May 31 (check local listings). The TV broadcast features a condensed version of the filmed concert, which was shown in full in U.K. movie theatres and as an on-demand stream in North America earlier this year. The full-length concert will also release on DVD and blu-ray June 5.

Also releasing May 31 is a live album of the concert, both as a double CD package and for streaming. Order the album here.

Ahead of the broadcast, watch several clips from the concert, including the full company singing The Sound of Music's "Edelweiss," Marisha Wallace singing "The Gentleman Is a Dope" from Allegro, Aaron Tveit's take on "Ten Minutes Ago" from Cinderella, and Audra McDonald's "Mister Snow" from Carousel (a reprise of her Tony-winning performance in the musical's 1994 Broadway revival).

The concert, which played two performances at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane December 12, 2023, featured performances from Audra McDonald, Marisha Wallace, Daniel Dae Kim, Patrick Wilson, Aaron Tveit, Julian Ovenden, Maria Friedman, Michael Ball, Lucy St. Louis, and Joanna Ampil, along with Anna-Jane Casey, Lily Kerhoas, Jonny Labey, and Jordan Shaw. Special guests included Rita Moreno and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The performance also featured Jade Albertsen, Alex Louize Bird, Matthew Caputo, Dan Cooke, Barry Drummond, Harry Francis, Matt Gibson, Bethany Huckle, Brenda Newhouse, Emily Ann Potter, Sophie Pourret, Stephen Quildan, and Rachel Wang-Hei Lau.

The event was directed and staged by Christopher Gattelli, and featured a 40-piece orchestra conducted by Simon Lee. The film of the concert was directed by five-time BAFTA winner Julia Knowles.

The album is produced by Concord Chief Theatricals Executive Sean Patrick Flahaven and co-produced by Rob Bagshaw and Austin Shaw. The album was recorded by Tim Clark, edited and mixed by Ian Kagey, and mastered by Oscar Zambrano, assisted by Piotr Garbaczonek. The album packaging was designed by Derek Bishop with original program design by ConcepTonic LTD. The concert was produced by Concord Originals, Concord Theatricals, Kilimnjaro Live/JAS Theatricals, Bagshawm, and Shaw.

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.

Take a look at the album's full track list:

1. "Overture from Oklahoma!" – Rodgers & Hammerstein Orchestra
2. "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’" – Patrick Wilson
3. "My Favorite Things" – Audra McDonald
4. "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" – Patrick Wilson
5. "I Cain’t Say No" – Marsha Wallace
6. "Out of My Dreams" – Lily Kerhoas
7. "Mister Snow" – Audra McDonald
8. "June is Bustin’ Out All Over" – Anna-Jane Casey and Ensemble
9. "What’s the Use of Wond’rin’?" – Lily Kerhoas
10. "Soliloquy" – Aaron Tveit
11. "It Might as Well Be Spring" – Lucy St. Louis
12. "Love, Look Away" – Joanna Ampil
13. "The Gentleman is a Dope" – Marisha Wallace
14. "No Other Love" – Jordan Shaw
15. "Something Wonderful" – Joanna Ampil
16. "You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught" – Aaron Tveit
17. "Younger Than Springtime" – Aaron Tveit
18. "I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" – Marisha Wallace and Ensemble
19. "A Wonderful Guy" – Lucy St. Louis
20. "This Nearly Was Mine" – Julian Ovenden
21. "You’ll Never Walk Alone" – Michael Ball
22. "Entr’acte from South Pacific" – Rodgers & Hammerstein Orchestra
23. "There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame" – Jordan Shaw and Ensemble
24. "I Have Dreamed / We Kiss In A Shadow" – Joanna Ampil
25. "A Puzzlement" – Daniel Dae Kim
26. "Hello, Young Lovers" – Maria Friedman
27. "Shall We Dance?" – Maria Friedman and Daniel Dae Kim
28. "If I Loved You" – Lily Kerhoas and Patrick Wilson
29. "In My Own Little Corner" – Joanna Ampil
30. "Ten Minutes Ago" – Aaron Tveit
31. "Impossible / It’s Possible" – Anna-Jane Casey and Marisha Wallace
32. "All At Once You Love Her – Julien Ovenden
33. "Kansas City" – Jonny Labey and Ensemble
34. "Some Enchanted Evening" – Michael Ball
35. "The Sound of Music" – Lucy St. Louis
36. "Do-Re-Mi" – Ensemble
37. "The Lonely Goatherd" – Anna-Jane Casey
38. "Something Good" – Maria Friedman
39. "Edelweiss" – Ensemble
40. "Climb Ev’ry Mountain" – Audra McDonald
41. "Oklahoma" – Rodgers & Hammerstein Orchestra
42. "Carousel Waltz" – Rodgers & Hammerstein Orchestra

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