Look Back at the Original Broadway Production of The Sound of Music

Archival Photos   Look Back at the Original Broadway Production of The Sound of Music
The production opened November 16, 1959, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
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Mary Martin, Lauri Peters, Marion Marlowe, Theodore Bikel, and cast Friedman-Abeles/©NYPL for the Performing Arts

The Sound of Music premiered at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre November 16,1959, where it ran for more than 1,443 performances. Mary Martin headed a cast that also included Theodore Bikel and Patricia Neway. Julie Andrews starred in the subsequent 1965 award-winning film, and the most recent Broadway revival featured Rebecca Luker as the beloved Maria von Trapp. The show was also performed as part of NBC's live musical series starring Carrie Underwood.

The Sound of Music has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, and is based on The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp.

Flip through photos of the orginal production below:

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