The musical premiered on Broadway in 1959, starring Mary Martin, where it broke box-office records and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The 1965 film version won the Best Picture Oscar.
The Sound of Music features a libretto by Howard Lindsay and 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."
A revival of the original stage version of The Sound of Music at London's Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, began performances July 25 prior to an official opening Aug. 5, for a run through Sept. 7.
NBC will air a live broadcast of The Sound of Music, starring Carrie Underwood, on a date to be announced near the holidays in 2013.