this day in the yesteryear: The Sound of Music Opens on Broadway (1959)

The Sound of Music Opens on Broadway (1959)

The Sound of Music, with a score by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Mary Martin starred as Maria, and Theodore Bikel played the role of Captain Georg von Trapp. The Tony Award-winning production ran for 1,443 performances. Productions in London, Japan, and Australia followed, as did the phenomenally successful 1965 film, starring Julie Andrews. What are some of the differences between the stage and screen versions? More… Discuss

4 responses to “this day in the yesteryear: The Sound of Music Opens on Broadway (1959)

  1. I was intent on a singing career and at age 15 with a companion, dressed appropriately and toured the local old people’s homes to give concerts – all performances from the Sound of Music… They very kindly applauded but not sure if there was an upsurge of medication following the shows!

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