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The Real Story

The Fiction
The Broadway Play
Sound of Music Film
The Cast
The Plot
The Director
A Film is made

Sound of Salzburg

The Movie

Broadway Musical

Sound of Music Musical

Children Reunion

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Sound of Music Musical

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On Road with Sound of Music

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The Broadway Play

It was Paramount Pictures that bought the film rights the same year (1956). After viewing the German film, Vincent Donahue, Broadway and television director, saw a perfect role for Mary Martin, a Broadway star he had worked with earlier ("Annie Get Your Gun").

In the meantime Paramount had dropped the option and no longer owned the film rights, so Donahue contacted Maria in New Guinea, where she was doing missionary work. She did not answer his letters because she was not at all interested in her book being performed on the Broadway. But Richard Halliday, Mary Martin's husband and producer, did not give up and finally persuaded Maria to see his wife in "Annie Get Your Gun". Maria was impressed and reversed her opinion. Halliday made a deal with the German producers and shared the royalties with Maria.

Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote the music and acted as coproducers. The show had 1,443 performances, won six Tony Awards (one for Best Musical) and sold over 3 million albums. It was the filming of the story that, however, made The Sound of Music world famous, and so popular that today nearly every English speaking child is raised with its songs.

1998 was the year of a big Sound of Music Broadway Revival. Again, the Sound of Music magic worked; it had not faded in all the years. Rebecca Luker and Michael Siberry played the "von Trapps" and Susan H. Schulman directed at New York's Martin Beck Theatre.







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