Phil Dunster and Zizi Strallen Will Star in Oklahoma! in Concert in London's West End | Playbill

London News Phil Dunster and Zizi Strallen Will Star in Oklahoma! in Concert in London's West End

The performance will see the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic returning to its first London home, Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Phil Dunster and Zizi Strallen

Ted Lasso star Phil Dunster and Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins) will star in two concert performances of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's Oklahoma! in London's West End, celebrating the landmark musical's 80th anniversary. The performances, set for August 19 and 20, will see the show return to its first-ever London home, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Bill Deamer is directing and choreographing the performances, which will feature the London Musical Theatre Orchestra playing Robert Russell Bennett's full, original 28-piece orchestrations. Ben Glassberg will conduct.

Further casting and creatives are to be announced.

This concert is the second West End celebration marking the 80th anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein's collaboration, which began with Oklahoma! in 1943. An 80th anniversary concert was held in 2023, also at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, celebrating the duo's entire body of work. My Favorite Things: The Rodgers and Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert was filmed and has been screened in movie theatres worldwide, and in an on-demand stream available in North America. Featuring performances from Audra McDonald, Aaron Tveit, Maria Friedman, Julian Ovenden, Marisha Wallace, Daniel Dae Kim, and more, the concert is set to premiere on PBS May 31 (check local listings).

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 to the Oklahoma! concerts will go on sale April 19 beginning at 10 AM GMT. Visit

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