1961 First National Tour

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Originally led by Florence Henderson, the first national touring company of The Sound of Music began at the Riviera Theatre in Detroit on February 27, 1961. The tour completed its run, 35 cities and more than two-and-a-half years later, at Toronto’s O’Keefe Center on November 23, 1963, with Barbara Meister in the lead.

1959 Original Broadway Production

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Starring Mary Martin as Maria and Theodore Bikel as Captain von Trapp, the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music premiered at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 16, 1959, where it won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Leading Actress. It later moved to the Mark Hellinger, where it would end its lauded run on June 15, 1963 after … Read More