The paperback tome is scheduled to arrive in stores May 30 from the publisher Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. The book, according to the publisher, tells the "full story of the making of this classic, from the first rough ideas through the tryouts, fine tuning and eventual triumphs."
Wilk has written more than two-dozen books on the theatre, including "They're Playing Our Song," "Overture and Finale," "Schmucks with Underwoods" and "OK! The Story of Oklahoma."
The Sound of Music originally opened at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in November 1959. Mary Martin headed a cast that also included Theodore Bikel and Patricia Neway. Julie Andrews starred in the award-winning film, and the most recent Broadway revival featured Rebecca Luker as the beloved Maria von Trapp. The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein score boasts such tunes as "Do Re Mi," "My Favorite Things," "The Sound of Music" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain."
The Making of The Sound of Music has a retail price of $17.95. For more information visit www.routledge-ny.com.