Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Looking back at The Sound of Music on Broadway.
After hearing about the death of Marie Von Trappe the last of the children of the family that inspired the creation of The Sound of a Music. I began to wonder about the history of The Sound of Music on Broadway in New York.
Marie Von Trappe passed away last week at the age of 99 at her home in Vermont. It has been said that she was a very kind and lovely lady.
The Sound of Music was written by Rodgers & Hammerstein and performed at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th Street in midtown-Manhattan in 1959. Opening Night was Nov 16, and went on to complete 1443 performances some of which were performed at the Mark Hellinger theatre. The show was awarded several Tony Awards and went on to entertain theatre goers all over the world.
In 1965 because the show was so popular the Sound of Music movie was made and became huge hit.
In 1998 there was a Broadway revival at the Martin Beck Theatre. Opening night was March 12th, for a total of 533 performances.
The show continues in its popularity at many theatres and has become a household name.