West End favorites Michael Ball and Lucy St. Louis have added their names to the all-star roster of performers set to perform at My Favorite Things: The Rodgers and Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert, taking the stage for two performances at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London's West End December 12. The concert evening will celebrate the iconic writing team behind such landmark musicals as Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music.
They join previously announced stars Audra McDonald, Marisha Wallace, Daniel Dae Kim, Ashley Park, Patrick Wilson, Aaron Tveit, and Julian Ovenden. Press notes hint that attendees can also expect some "surprise guest appearances."
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.
Tickets are available at RH80Concert.com.