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The Broadway Musical

The beginning of a world success

The Original Sound of Music Broadway Musical

8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Book and Score

  • Mary Martin (Maria)
  • Theodore Bikel (Baron von Trapp)
  • Music by Richard Rodgers
  • Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical.

Rodgers & Hammerstein

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they get married.

Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.