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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse

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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music




A classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.


Story:

Maria, a nun who is causing the Abbey trouble is sent off to be governess to Captain Von Trapp's seven troublesome children. Maria teaches them to sing and Captain Von Trapp to love, but when the Nazis invade Austria, the whole family is forced to flee to safety.


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Composer

Composer
Richard Rodgers

Lyricist

Lyricist
Oscar Hammerstein II

Librettist

Librettist
Howard Lindsay

Librettist

Librettist
Russell Crouse



  • Premiere
  • 1998
  • 1965 Film
  • 2013 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Mark Hellinger Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 16, 1959
Total Performances
1,443
Original Cast
Mary Martin, Theodore Bikel, Patricia Neway, Kurt Kaszner, Marion Marlowe, Lauri Peters, Brain Davies, John Randolph, Nan McFarland, Joey Heatherton
Director
Vincent J. Donehue
Choreographer
Joe Layton
Producer
Leland Hayward, Richard Halliday, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Musical Director
Frederick Dvonch
Orchestrations
Robert Russell Bennett
Scenic Design
Oliver Smith
Costume Design
Lucinda Ballard
Lighting Design
Jean Rosenthal

1998 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Martin Beck Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 12, 1998
Total Performances
533
Original Cast
Rebecca Luker, Michael Siberry, Patti Cohenour, Fred Applegate, Matthew Ballinger, Andrea Bowen, Ann Brown, Patricia Conolly, Dashiell Eaves, Gina Ferrall, Natalie Hall, Martha Hawley, Ryan Hopkins, Timothy Landfield, Jeanne Lehman, Jan Maxwell, Gannon McHale, Ashley Rose Orr, Reno Roop, Tracy Alison Walsh, Sara Zelle
Director
Susan H. Schulman
Choreographer
Michael Lichtefeld
Producer
Hallmark Entertainment, Thomas Viertel, Steven Baruch, Richard Frankel and Jujamcyn Theaters
Musical Director
Michael Rafter
Orchestrations
Bruce Coughlin
Scenic Design
Heidi Ettinger
Costume Design
Catherine Zuber
Lighting Design
Paul Gallo

1965 Film Version

Movie Name
The Sound of Music
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Robert Wise
Screenplay
Ernest Lehman
Starring
Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood

2013 Film Version

Movie Name
The Sound of Music Live!
Type
Live Musical Telecast
Director
Rob Ashford, Beth McCarthy-Miller
Screenplay
Austin Winsberg
Starring
Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti, Christian Borle, Audra McDonald





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1987 Studio Cast Album

CD
1998 Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
2006 London Palladium Revival Cast Album

CD
Motion Picture Soundtrack

CD
2013 NBC TV Version Soundtrack


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

DVD
Live TV Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-ray/DVD Collector's Set


Books

Book
The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time


Other

Merchandise




1960 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Mary Martin
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Patricia Neway
Best Scenic Design (Musical)
Best Conductor and Musical Director
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Lauri Peters, Kathy Dunn, Evanna Lien, Mary Susan Locke, Marilyn Robers, William Snowden, and Joseph Stewart
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Theodore Bikel
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Kurt Kasznar

1960 Theatre World Award Nominations

Lauri Peters

1998 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical

1998 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Orchestrations

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