This Week in Pop Past

'The Sound of Music' Premieres on Broadway (videos)

by Sarah Zupko

17 November 2009

 

60 years ago this week: One of the seminal moments in musical theatre history transpired with the opening of Rodgers Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music on Broadway. That first production, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, ended up running for 1,443 performances and spawned the massively popular 1965 film and countless movie theatre sing-a-longs since then.

Mary Martin singing “The Sound of Music”

And the movie trailer…

 

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