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Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Meet & Greet Starring Ashley Brown, Ben Davis and More!

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, hits the road for a national tour. This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. BroadwayWorld brings you shots of the meet and greet below!

BEN DAVIS (Broadway's Violet, A Little Night Music, La Bohème) will play Captain Georg von Trapp and ASHLEY BROWN (Broadway's Mary Poppins, NBC's The Sound of Music) will play The Mother Abbess with MERWIN FOARD as Max Detweiler, TERI HANSEN as Elsa Schraeder, DAN TRACY as Rolf and PAIGE SILVESTER as Liesl. The von Trapp children will be played by ERICH SCHUETT (Friedrich), MARIA KNASEL (Louisa), QUINN ERICKSON (Kurt), SVEA JOHNSON (Brigitta), MACKENZIE CURRIE (Marta) and AUDREY BENNETT (Gretl).

And introducing Jack O'Brien's brand new discovery, KERSTIN ANDERSON as Maria Rainer. A current student at Pace University, Ms. Anderson won the coveted role from hundreds who auditioned. This will be her first national tour.

The ensemble includes Carey Rebecca Brown, Ronald L. Brown, Cáitlín Burke, Christopher Carl, Kyla Carter, Austin Colby, Daniella Dalli, Elisabeth Evans, Donna Garner, Meghan Hales, Jenavene Hester, Adam Hill, Jeremy Michael Lanuti, Darren Matthias, Kelly McCormick, Julia Osborne, Andrea Ross, Brent Schindele, Jim Schubin and Aviva Winick.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. This new production is directed by Jack O'Brien (credits include: Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Coast of Utopia), and choreographed by Danny Mefford (Fun Home, The Bridges of Madison County and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). The design and production team is comprised of Douglas Schmidt, Set Design (Tony Award nominee: 42nd Street, Into the Woods); Jane Greenwood, Costume Design (2014 recipient of Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre), Natasha Katz, Lighting Design (Five-time Tony Award winner: An American in Paris, Once, Aida, The Coast of Utopia, The Glass Menagerie) and Ken Travis, Sound Design (Aladdin, Newsies, Memphis).

THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when "The Sound of Music Live!" aired on NBC in December, 2013; 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with such songs as "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and the title song.

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Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Meet & Greet Starring Ashley Brown, Ben Davis and More!
A sneak preview for upcoming national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'The Sound of Music' at the New 42nd Street rehearsal studios on September 3, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Meet & Greet Starring Ashley Brown, Ben Davis and More!
Ashley Brown, Ben Davis and Kersten Anderson

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Meet & Greet Starring Ashley Brown, Ben Davis and More!
Ashley Brown

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Meet & Greet Starring Ashley Brown, Ben Davis and More!
Ben Davis

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Meet & Greet Starring Ashley Brown, Ben Davis and More!
Kerstin Anderson

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Meet & Greet Starring Ashley Brown, Ben Davis and More!
Ashley Brown, Ben Davis and Kersten Anderson

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Meet & Greet Starring Ashley Brown, Ben Davis and More!
Ashley Brown, music supervisor Andy Einhorn, Ben Davis, director Jack O'Brien, Kersten Anderson and choreographer Danny Mefford

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Meet & Greet Starring Ashley Brown, Ben Davis and More!
Ashley Brown, music supervisor Andy Einhorn, Ben Davis, director Jack O'Brien, Kersten Anderson and choreographer Danny Mefford


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