The Sound of Music

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Mark Hellinger Theatre (New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.
New York, NY
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Based on The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp

Based on an inspiring true story, “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” is one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved musicals. Set in Austria on the brink of WWII, Maria a postulant, proves too high-spirited for the religious life and 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.


THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: PETER PAN On TV, Mary Martin To Allison Williams
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

Today, in honor of NBC's hotly anticipated upcoming TV presentation of PETER PAN LIVE! set to star Allison Williams and Christopher Walken, we take a look back at the high flying history of the show. (more...)

Lerner and Loewe's BRIGADOON Comes to Music Circus, 8/5-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The musical theatre classic Brigadoon, with music by Frederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is the fourth show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 5 - 10. (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti Set for Recurring Role on ABC's NASHVILLE
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Tony Award winner Laura Benanti is heading to NASHVILLE. (more...)

New York City Center Announces 11th Annual FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL Lineup, Running Sept & Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

New York City Center's 11th annual Fall for Dance Festival will feature free performances in Central Park and 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, in six unique programs in September and October 2014. (more...)

Central City Opera to Present THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 8/2-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Audiences of all ages can hum along to their favorite songs like "Edelweiss," "My Favorite Things" "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" and title song "The Sound of Music" when Central City Opera (CCO) brings to Denver one of the most popular Broadway productions of all time, The Sound of Music. Rodgers and Hammerstein II's Tony Award winning musical, which was also an Academy Award winning movie, is Central City Opera's final production for the 2014 Festival. The Sound of Music will be performed at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex for seven performances only from August 2 through August 10. Directed by Ken Cazan, who also directed CCO's critically acclaimed production of Dead Man Walking this summer, The Sound of Music will be performed in English with a full live orchestra. Single tickets range from $30 to $106. (more...)

Houchen, Maitland, Naaman & More In MORE WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, Aug 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

BWW reports on MORE WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS, an evening of new songwriting at the Leicester Square theatre Lounge, featuring songs with lyrics by Robert Gould performed by a cast of West End & Off West End vocalists. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Justin Matthew Sargent, Howie Michael Smith, Robert Cuccioli and More in Bay Street's MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL now through August 31. This musical comedy with book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, is directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. Presented in association with Martin Platt, David Elliott, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Joan Raffe& Jhett Tolentino, and Patrick Blake, with additional support from the Joseph Stein Fund for new musicals and Adriane and Jerry Cohen. BroadwayWorld has new production photos below! (more...)

West End Stars to Unite for THE PHILIPPINE DREAM at Leicester Square Theatre, 17 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Summer Strallen (The Sound of Music, Top Hat), Anton du Beke (Strictly Come Dancing), Dianne Pilkington (Mamma Mia!, Wicked) and cast members from Miss Saigon head a glittering line-up of West End stars in THE PHILIPPINE DREAM - a one-off Gala at the Leicester Square Theatre on Sunday 17 August to raise money for abandoned and abused orphans in Manila. A special guest host for the evening will be announced shortly. (more...)

St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre to Present A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE, 8/5-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Drayton Entertainment's 2014 Season continues with a memorable musical tribute to the legendary entertainer Patsy Cline. A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline makes a triumphant return to the St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre after its record-breaking run 14 years ago. This engaging musical presentation features 21 of Patsy's greatest hits while taking the audience on a journey through her life and career. (more...)

St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre to Present A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE, 8/5-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Drayton Entertainment's 2014 Season continues with a memorable musical tribute to the legendary entertainer Patsy Cline. A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline makes a triumphant return to the St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre after its record-breaking run 14 years ago. This engaging musical presentation features 21 of Patsy's greatest hits while taking the audience on a journey through her life and career. (more...)

MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL, Starring Howie Michael Smith, Makes World Premiere Tonight at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (tonight, July 29-August 31). This musical comedy book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, is directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, RUMORS & THE SOUND OF MUSIC Set for BrightSide Theatre's 4th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have announced BrightSide Theatre's 4th Season - 2014-2015 - 'Celebrating Friends & Family' - It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Rumors, and The Sound of Music. 'These three pieces of theatre entertain us as we celebrate what it means to have the love of friends and family in our lives,' explains Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak. From the warmth of the holiday spirit, to the hilarious lengths we go to help our friends, to creating our own loving families as we travel the journey of life - come celebrate at the theatre with friends and family. (more...)

BWW JR: Dance Moms and Broadway Kids Perform For a Cause
by Erin Leigh Peck - Jul 29, 2014

Attention Dance Moms and Broadway Kids Fans! Cabaret for a Cause will present a one-night-only concert Aug. 11 at Brooklyn's Galapagos Arts Space to benefit kef productions and their education program, Story Shifters. (more...)

Andy Jones, Kecia Lewis, Blake Hammond & More Join Paige Faure in CINDERELLA Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Producers of the Tony® Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA,Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced additional casting for the First National Tour launching in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) onOctober 10, 2014. (more...)

The Music Hall Adds Six Shows in 2014-15, Including Pink Martini, Sean Hayes, Skyler and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Music Hall has announced seven new shows coming to its already robust and diverse 2014-2015 season of performances, cinema, and literary events on stage and on screen in two theaters. Tickets for the season go on sale first to Music Hall members Saturday, August 7 and are on sale to non-members starting Saturday August 16. (more...)

Kerry Ellis and Summer Strallen Perform THE SOUND OF MUSICALS, December
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

On 27-30 December 2014, Kerry Ellis and Summer Strallen perform together in a new concert of show-stopping music and songs from the greatest West End and Broadway musicals, including: (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's WICKED below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Part 2 - 7/26 - National Tour of WICKED Says Farewell to Glinda, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our July 26th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. Yesterday's SIPs come from Broadway's KINKY BOOTS, the National Tours of WICKED and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and more! (more...)

BWW TV: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Spoofs LES MIZ, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY & More at Barnes & Noble!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 26, 2014

DRG Records just kicked off the release of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album), produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, yesterday at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street). The cast along with writer/creator and director Gerard Alessandrini and longtime Forbidden Broadway illustrator and CD cover artist Ken Fallin, were on hand to sign the CD and for performances. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the special event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Analisa Leaming, Tom Galantich and More in Starlight Theatre's SOUND OF MUSIC
by Bob Compton - Jul 25, 2014

The classic musical from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is the fourth production of Starlight's 2014 Broadway season. It opens tonight, July 25 and runs seven consecutive nights through Thursday, July 31. A special Monday night performance is scheduled for July 28. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Gail Bennett to Star as MARY POPPINS, Beginning 7/30 at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse July 30 to August 30! This family musical features the delightful songs from the cherished Disney film including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Step in Time.” Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations with its enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at SUMMER SPLENDOR 2014 Globe Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO (July 24, 2014)-The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, "The Good Wife," "Go On"), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. Leading underwriters include Audrey Geisel,Darlene Marcos Shiley, Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner, and Sheryl and Harvey White. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner Audra McDonald Sings Actual Yahoo Answers on FALLON!
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald returned to once again sing some actual Yahoo! Answers. Watch the hilarity below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Oh, What a Beautiful Evening! OKLAHOMA Wows Austin Audiences
by Jeff Davis - Jul 24, 2014

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Photo Flash: First Look at Howie Michael Smith, Robert Cuccioli and More in MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (July 29-August 31). This musical comedy book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, is directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. Presented in association with Martin Platt, David Elliott, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, and Patrick Blake, with additional support from the Joseph Stein Fund for new musicals and Adriane and Jerry Cohen. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Laura Benanti to Headline 2014 Globe Gala, SUMMER SPLENDOR, This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, 'The Good Wife,' 'Go On'), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Sierra Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The foothills will come alive with The Sound of Music when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical returns, now through August 31 at Sierra Repertory Theatre's historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast onstage below! (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Extends Frank Loesser's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA In Concert, Now Through 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

On the heels of overwhelming critical acclaim and passionate audience response, Palm Beach Dramaworks has scheduled additional performances of Frank Loesser's achingly romantic musical The Most Happy Fella, starring William Michals. Originally slated to close on Sunday, July 27, the concert production will now continue at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis) through Sunday, August 3. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Playwright Will Cooper Has a Beautiful Mind
by Erica Miner - Jul 24, 2014

Will Cooper's play 'Jade Heart' chronicles the journey of an infant girl, abandoned in China and brought to America by her adoptive single Caucasian mother. (more...)

Photo Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING Cast Previews Album at Barnes & Noble!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 23, 2014

DRG Records just kicked off the release of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album), produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, yesterday at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street). The cast along with writer/creator and director Gerard Alessandrini and longtime Forbidden Broadway illustrator and CD cover artist Ken Fallin, were on hand to sign the CD and for performances. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the big event below! (more...)

Tickets to NJPAC's 2014 Gala, Featuring Laura Benanti, Barbara Cook, Patina Miller & More, On Sale 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Women's Association of NJPAC presents Nothin' Like A Dame featuring Tony Award winning performers Laura Benanti (Gypsy), Barbara Cook (Music Man), Patina Miller (Pippin) and Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls) and Special Guests: "Honorary Dame" Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek): Musical Director, Sirius XM Personality Seth Rudetsky Musical Director and Sirius XM Personality Seth Rudetsky on Saturday September 27, 2014 at 7PM in Prudential Hall. Tickets for Nothin' Like A Dame go on sale Friday, July 25th at 10AM and at the Box Office at 12 Noon. Reserve your performance only tickets at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) and for full Gala tickets or sponsorships including cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and valet parking call (973) 353-7043 or email womensassociation@njpac.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Director Philip Wm. McKinley and More for Starlight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Kansas City
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Analisa Leaming, Tom Galantich and the entire cast of the upcoming production of The Sound of Music held a press preview of the musicallate last week. Internationally known director Philip Wm. McKinley returns to Starlight Theatre after directing Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and The Boy from Oz starring Hugh Jackman. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Sneak Peek of 'Climb Every Mountain' from Different Stages' THE SOUND OF MUSIC!
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2014

There are only six more chances to see the first show of Different Stages Theater's inaugural season at the award-winning New Huntington Theater in downtown Huntington Indiana- The Sound of Music. Presented three-quarter arena style, this exciting new production is led by Lauren Lukacek (Maria) and Robert Teasdale (Captain von Trapp). Below, check out a clip of 'Climb Every Mountain' as performed by Becky Rosky. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kooman and Dimond's DANI GIRL
by Jude Cartalaba - Jul 22, 2014

DANI GIRL, a musical about a nine-year-old cancer-stricken girl Dani Lyons, created by the writing team of Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond, is not to be missed. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, David Henry Hwang and More Covered at the 92Y in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

92Y celebrates all things Theater -- plays, musicals (including theater's sister, movie musicals), songwriters, actors, playwrights -- even Broadway ghosts! (more...)

Tim Quartier, Lianne Marie Dobbs & More Join Cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF has announced partial casting for LES MISERABLES. (more...)

First Real Life YA Action Novel is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

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Photo Flash: Different Stages Theater Launches Inaugural Season with THE SOUND OF MUSIC- First Look!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Different Stages Theater has just kicked off its inaugural season at the award-winning New Huntington Theater in downtown Huntington Indiana, with the world's most beloved musical, The Sound of Music. Presented three-quarter arena style, this exciting new production is led by Lauren Lukacek (Maria) and Robert Teasdale (Captain von Trapp). Check out production shots below! (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Continue 30th Anniversary Season with THE GAME'S AFOOT, 8/28-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its landmark 30th anniversary season with the winner of 'Best Play' at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards, THE GAME'S AFOOT, previewing August 28, opening Thursday, September 4 at 8 p.m., and running through October 19, 2014. The cast is led by Derek Hasenstab (Broadway National Tour of The Lion King; The Foreigner and I Hate Hamlet at Drury Lane Theatre; Oedipus Complex at the Goodman Theatre; and Sunday in the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) as 'William Gillette' and nine-time Jeff Award-winner Alene Robertson (National Tour of Annie, Mame at Drury Lane Theatre, and The Full Monty and Hello, Dolly! at Marriott Theatre) as 'Martha Gillette.' THE GAME'S AFOOT is written by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, The Fox on the Fairway, Crazy for You, and Moon Over Buffalo) and directed by Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek (Young Frankenstein and next to normal at Drury Lane Theatre). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Hills Are Alive! Watch Highlights from Different Stages Theater's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2014

Different Stages Theater has just kicked off its inaugural season at the award-winning New Huntington Theater in downtown Huntington Indiana, with the world's most beloved musical, The Sound of Music. Presented three-quarter arena style, the exciting new production is led by Lauren Lukacek (Maria) and Robert Teasdale (Captain von Trapp). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of highlights from the show as well as a special clip of 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen', featuring Rachel Osting and Justin Schuman! (more...)

Sony Music Masterworks Teams REVOLT TV's HELLO Harlem Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Today, REVOLT TV announced an exciting new partnership with the U.S. division of Sony Music Masterworks. (more...)

Public Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording Out Online, In Stores Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of The Public Theater's production of A SECOND CHANCE online and in stores August 5. (more...)

CATS, Starring Elizabeth Stanley, Ken T. Prymus and More, Opens Tonight at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Jellicle cats come one, come all! Join the Jellicle Ball, today, July 18 through July 27 with Pittsburgh CLO's production of CATS! A talented company of felines will bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's mysterious masterpiece to life on the Benedum Center stage. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING to Celebrate Cast Recording at Barnes & Noble Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

DRG Records will kick off the release of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album), produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, on Tuesday, July 22nd at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street). There will be an in-store appearance and performance at 5pm. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Begins 7/31 at Randolph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Toronto's musical theatre fans awaiting the Christmas release of Disney's Into the Woods will be able to get a summertime fairy tale fix with the Randolph Academy's production of the Stephen Sondheim musical. The Academy's 2014 graduating class presents Into the Woods, directed and choreographed by Timothy French, from July 31 to August 9, 2014 at the Randolph Theatre. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Oscar Hammerstein's Heartfelt Vintage TV Interview
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 17, 2014

Today we are looking at a phenomenal and fascinating interview clip recorded way back in 1958 featuring one of the major shapers of the modern musical, Oscar Hammerstein. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/17/14 - VIOLET Hits 100, Durang as 'Vanya', INTO THE WOODS in San Diego and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 17, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: VIOLET marks 100 performances, Christopher Durang is 'Vanya' tonight at Bucks County, INTO THE WOODS reappears in San Diego, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at I LOVE YOU YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE on Battersea Barge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

David Ribi, Nic Kyle, Sarah Goggin and Chloe Taylor will star in the London production, which is to be staged on the romantic location of The Battersea Barge, moored on the banks of the River Thames near Battersea Power Station. (more...)

ITV Planning Live UK TV Broadcast Of THE SOUND OF MUSIC For Spring 2015?
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 16, 2014

UK fans of beloved family-friendly Golden Age musical The Sound of Music may see a British edition of the recent NBC mega-hit live telecast of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic next year according to a new report. (more...)

Stratford Rumors: SOUND OF MUSIC and CAROUSEL Set for the 2015 Season?
by Toronto Newsdesk - Jul 16, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Twitter Watch brings you the latest rumors surrounding the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Globe and Mail Theatre Critic J. Kelly Nestruck tweeted earlier today that the two musicals to be presented at the festival during the 2015 season are The Sound of Music and CAROUSEL. Both musicals are by the legendary composing team of Rodgers and Hammerstein. (more...)

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