Playbill Poll: Our Readers Share Their Favorite Musicals on Screen
29 Sep 2013
NYWicks: Sound of Music
The musical premiered on Broadway in 1959, where it broke box-office records and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The beloved 1965 film version won the Best Picture Academy Award and stars Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp. The Sound of Music features a libretto by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse and a score by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics) that includes "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Edelweiss," and "So Long, Farewell." Ernest Lehman penned the screenplay for the film.