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The Sound of Music   

 
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (11/16/1959 - 11/03/1962)
Mark Hellinger Theatre, (11/06/1962 - 6/15/1963)
First Preview: Total Previews: 5
Opening Date: Nov 16, 1959    
Closing Date: Jun 15, 1963 Total Performances: 1443

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Austria. Early in 1938.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by City Playhouses, Inc. (Louis A. Lotito, President)
Produced by Leland Hayward, Richard Halliday, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp; Musical Director: Frederick Dvonch; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett; Choral arrangements by Trude Rittman
Directed by Vincent J. Donehue; Musical Staging by Joe Layton
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Mary Martin's clothes by Mainbocher
General Manager: Herman Bernstein; Company Manager: Warren O'Hara
Production Stage Manager: Peter Zeisler; Stage Manager: Randall Brooks
Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Frank Goodman and Ben Washer; Casting: Edward Blum; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner
Cast
Mary MartinMaria Rainer
a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
Theodore BikelCaptain Georg von Trapp
Kurt KasznarMax Detweiler
Marion MarloweElsa Schraeder
Patricia NewayThe Mother Abbess
Joanne BirksEnsemble
Patricia BrooksEnsemble
June CardEnsemble
Dorothy DallasEnsemble
Brian DaviesRolf Gruber
Ceil DelliEnsemble
Kathy DunnLouisa von Trapp
Luce EnnisUrsula
a maid
Ensemble
Cleo FryEnsemble
Barbara GeorgeEnsemble
Stefan GieraschHerr Zeller
Michael GorrinAdmiral von Schreiber
Joey HeathertonEnsemble
Lucas HovingEnsemble
Elizabeth HowellSister Berthe
Mistress of Novices
Patricia KellyEnsemble
Maria KovaEnsemble
Evanna LienGretl von Trapp
Mary Susan LockeMarta von Trapp
Nan McFarlandFrau Schmidt
the housekeeper
Shirley MendoncaEnsemble
Kathy MillerEnsemble
Lorna NashEnsemble
Muriel O'MalleySister Margaretta
Mistress of Postulants
Lauri PetersLiesl von Trapp
Keith PrenticeEnsemble
John RandolphFranz
the butler
Nancy ReevesEnsemble
Marilyn RogersBrigitta von Trapp
Bernice SaundersEnsemble
Connie SharmanEnsemble
Karen ShepardSister Sophia
Kirby SmithBaron Elberfeld
William SnowdenFriedrich von Trapp
Gloria StevensEnsemble
Joseph StewartKurt von Trapp
Tatiana TroyanosEnsemble
Mimi VondraEnsemble
Sue YaegerA Postulant
Standby: Renee Guerin (Maria Rainer) and Kenneth Harvey (Captain Georg von Trapp)
Understudies: Dorothy Dallas (Sister Berthe), David Gress (Friedrich von Trapp, Kurt von Trapp), Joey Heatherton (Liesl von Trapp, Louisa von Trapp), Lucas Hoving (Herr Zeller), Elizabeth Howell (Frau Schmidt, The Mother Abbess), Sheppard Kerman (Max Detweiler), Maria Kova (Sister Sophia), Mary Susan Locke (Brigitta von Trapp), Keith Prentice (Rolf Gruber), Nancy Reeves (Sister Margaretta), Karen Shepard (Elsa Schraeder), Kirby Smith (Admiral von Schreiber, Franz) and Frances Underhill (Gretl von Trapp, Marta von Trapp)
Theatre World
winner 1960 Award [recipient] 
  Lauri Peters
Tony Award®
winner 1960 Best Musical [winner] 
 Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse ;  Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II ;  Music by Richard Rodgers ;  Produced by Leland Hayward , Richard Halliday , Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
winner 1960 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Mary Martin
 1960 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Theodore Bikel
 1960 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Kurt Kasznar
winner 1960 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Patricia Neway
 1960 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Lauri Peters along with the rest of the children: Kathy Dunn, Evanna Lien, Mary Susan Locke, Marilyn Robers, William Snowden, and Joseph Stewart
winner 1960 Best Scenic Design (Musical) [winner] 
 Scenic Design by Oliver Smith
 1960 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Vincent J. Donehue
winner 1960 Best Conductor and Musical Director [winner] 
 Musical Director: Frederick Dvonch
ACT 1 Sung By
Preludium
The Sound of MusicMaria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey)
MariaThe Mother Abbess, Sister Margaretta (Mistress of Postulants), Sister Berthe (Mistress of Novices) and Sister Sophia
My Favorite ThingsMaria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey) and The Mother Abbess
Do-Re-MiChildren and Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey)
You Are Sixteen Liesl von Trapp and Rolf Gruber
The Lonely GoatherdMaria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey) and Children
How Can Love Survive?Elsa Schraeder, Max Detweiler and Captain Georg von Trapp
The Sound of Music (Reprise) Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey), Captain Georg von Trapp and Children
So Long, FarewellChildren
Climb Every MountainThe Mother Abbess
ACT 2 Sung By
No Way to Stop ItCaptain Georg von Trapp, Max Detweiler and Elsa Schraeder
Ordinary CoupleMaria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey) and Captain Georg von Trapp
Wedding ProcessionalEnsemble
You Are Sixteen (Reprise) Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey) and Liesl von Trapp
Do-Re-Mi (Reprise) Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey), Captain Georg von Trapp and Children
EdelweissCaptain Georg von Trapp, Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey) and Children
So Long, Farewell (Reprise) Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey), Captain Georg von Trapp and Children
Climb Every Mountain (Reprise) Company