BBC’s eight-week summer season of classical music concerts and events will present the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, conducted by John Wilson, for a two-performance engagement. The musical tells the story of rambunctious cowboy Curly and his courtship of the equally headstrong Laurey against the backdrop of the title territory.
Fairchild will play Will Parker in the performance. He recently concluded the West End production of An American in Pairs (in which he also made his Broadway debut, earning a Tony nomination). He can be seen in Brigadoon, beginning November 15 at New York City Center, alongside Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson.
Strallen will star as Laurey. Her previous credits include A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and Mary Poppins on Broadway, as well as Olivier Award-nominated turns in H.M.S. Pinafore and Singin' in the Rain.
Joining Fairchild and Strallen in the cast are Nathaniel Hackmann as Curly, Belinda Lang as Aunt Eller, David Seadon-Young as Jud Fry, Lizzy Connoly as Ado Annie, and Marcus Brigstocke as Ali Hakim.
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