MUSICAL PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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The Sound of Music
is a
musical with music by Richard Rodgers,
lyrics by
Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Howard Lindsay
and
Russel Crouse. It is based on the 1949 memoir of Maria von
Trapp
, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Set in Austria on
the eve of the Anschluss in 1938.

The original Broadway production of The Sound of Music,starring
Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel (below),was a smash success
from the very night of its opening. 

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