The production opened November 16, 1959, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
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.