MUSICAL OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Mary Martin (left) with the Trapp family children

The original Broadway production of The Sound of Music was a musical by  
Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein ll. It starred Mary Martin  
(shown above) and Theodore Bikel. It opened on November 16, 1959. The  
musical has enjoyed many productions and revivals since then including  
a 1965 film with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, which won  
five Academy Awards. Many songs from the musical have become 
standards, including the title song “The Sound of Music”.

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Mary Martin with costar Theodore Bikel

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,DEBUT,HISTORY,Musical,Stage and have Comment (1)

One Response to “MUSICAL OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1959”

  1. JOE COOK says:

    MARY MARTIN WAS ALSO PETER PAN AND LARRY HAGMAN’S (J R EWING, DALLAS) MOTHER!

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