1959 ‘The Sound of Music’ Musical premieres in NYC
The Sound of Music premiered on Broadway in 1959, and it was an instant success. The musical told the story of Maria von Trapp, a nun who became the governess of the von Trapp family. The music was by Rodgers and Hammerstein, and the play won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The original cast album was a huge hit, and the film version, released in 1965, was even more successful. The Sound of Music has become one of the most beloved musicals of all time, and it continues to enthral audiences around the world. Celebrate this wonderful musical and the city of New York, with our activities below!