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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre , (11/16/1959 - 11/03/1962)
Mark Hellinger Theatre , (11/06/1962 - 6/15/1963)
First Preview: Total Previews:5
Opening Date:Nov 16, 1959   
Closing Date:Jun 15, 1963 Total Performances:1443

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Austria. 1938.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by City Playhouses, Inc. (Louis A. Lotito, President)
Produced by Leland Hayward, Richard Halliday, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp; Musical Director: Frederick Dvonch; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett; Choral arrangements by Trude Rittman
Directed by Vincent J. Donehue; Musical Staging by Joe Layton
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Mary Martin's clothes by Mainbocher
General Manager: Herman Bernstein; Company Manager: Warren O'Hara
Production Stage Manager: Peter Zeisler; Stage Manager: Randall Brooks
Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Frank Goodman and Ben Washer; Casting: Edward Blum; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner
Cast
Mary Martin Maria Rainer
a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
Theodore Bikel Captain Georg von Trapp
Kurt Kasznar Max Detweiler
Marion Marlowe Elsa Schraeder
Patricia Neway The Mother Abbess
Joanne Birks Ensemble
Patricia Brooks Ensemble
June Card Ensemble
Dorothy Dallas Ensemble
Brian Davies Rolf Gruber
Ceil Delli Ensemble
Kathy Dunn Louisa von Trapp
Luce Ennis Ursula
a maid
Ensemble
Cleo Fry Ensemble
Barbara George Ensemble
Stefan Gierasch Herr Zeller
Michael Gorrin Admiral von Schreiber
Joey Heatherton Ensemble
Lucas Hoving Ensemble
Elizabeth Howell Sister Berthe
Mistress of Novices
Patricia Kelly Ensemble
Maria Kova Ensemble
Evanna Lien Gretl von Trapp
Mary Susan Locke Marta von Trapp
Nan McFarland Frau Schmidt
the housekeeper
Shirley Mendonca Ensemble
Kathy Miller Ensemble
Lorna Nash Ensemble
Muriel O'Malley Sister Margaretta
Mistress of Postulants
Lauri Peters Liesl von Trapp
Keith Prentice Ensemble
John Randolph Franz
the butler
Nancy Reeves Ensemble
Marilyn Rogers Brigitta von Trapp
Bernice Saunders Ensemble
Connie Sharman Ensemble
Karen Shepard Sister Sophia
Kirby Smith Baron Elberfeld
William Snowden Friedrich von Trapp
Gloria Stevens Ensemble
Joseph Stewart Kurt von Trapp
Tatiana Troyanos Ensemble
Mimi Vondra Ensemble
Sue Yaeger A Postulant
Standbys: Renee Guerin (Maria Rainer) and Kenneth Harvey (Captain Georg von Trapp)
Understudies: Dorothy Dallas (Sister Berthe), David Gress (Friedrich von Trapp, Kurt von Trapp), Joey Heatherton (Liesl von Trapp, Louisa von Trapp), Lucas Hoving (Herr Zeller), Elizabeth Howell (Frau Schmidt, The Mother Abbess), Sheppard Kerman (Max Detweiler), Maria Kova (Sister Sophia), Mary Susan Locke (Brigitta von Trapp), Keith Prentice (Rolf Gruber), Nancy Reeves (Sister Margaretta), Karen Shepard (Elsa Schraeder), Kirby Smith (Admiral von Schreiber, Franz) and Frances Underhill (Gretl von Trapp, Marta von Trapp)
Theatre World
nominee 1960 Award [recipient]
Lauri Peters
Tony Award®
winner 1960 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Music by Richard Rodgers; Produced by Leland Hayward, Richard Halliday, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
winner 1960 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Mary Martin
 1960 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Theodore Bikel
 1960 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Kurt Kasznar
winner 1960 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Patricia Neway
 1960 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Lauri Peters
winner 1960 Best Scenic Design (Musical) [winner]
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith
 1960 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Vincent J. Donehue
winner 1960 Best Conductor and Musical Director [winner]
Musical Director: Frederick Dvonch
ACT 1
Preludium
The Sound of Music Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey)
Maria The Mother Abbess, Sister Margaretta (Mistress of Postulants), Sister Berthe (Mistress of Novices) and Sister Sophia
My Favorite Things Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey) and The Mother Abbess
Do-Re-Mi Children and Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey)
You Are Sixteen Liesl von Trapp and Rolf Gruber
The Lonely Goatherd Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey) and Children
How Can Love Survive? Elsa Schraeder, Max Detweiler and Captain Georg von Trapp
The Sound of Music (Reprise)Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey), Captain Georg von Trapp and Children
So Long, Farewell Children
Climb Every Mountain The Mother Abbess
ACT 2
No Way to Stop It Captain Georg von Trapp, Max Detweiler and Elsa Schraeder
Ordinary Couple Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey) and Captain Georg von Trapp
Wedding Processional Ensemble
You Are Sixteen (Reprise)Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey) and Liesl von Trapp
Do-Re-Mi (Reprise)Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey), Captain Georg von Trapp and Children
Edelweiss Captain Georg von Trapp, Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey) and Children
So Long, Farewell (Reprise)Maria Rainer (a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey), Captain Georg von Trapp and Children
Climb Every Mountain (Reprise)Company