The Sound of Music

Opened: February 27, 1961

The Sound of Music - 1961 - US Tour History , Info & More

Riviera Theatre
9222 Grand River Avenue Detroit, MI

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.

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CINDERELLA to be Presented at the High Point Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

The magic of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is coming to the High Point Theatre stage May 6-8. This lush production features an incredible 11-piece orchestra, fantastical transformations and all the moments you love-the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more.

Laura Benanti to Perform at The Lesher Center for the Arts by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

The Lesher Center Presents Headliners series will continue with Broadway star Laura Benanti. This evening of song will include Benanti’s brilliant renditions of Broadway tunes, standards, and more.

Audra McDonald & More to Launch PTown Memorial Day Weekend 2022 by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

Historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald, star of Broadway’s The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Carousel, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and HBO’s The Gilded Age, opens the Town Hall series on May 29 with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host.

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Lloyd Webber Will Team Up For a Project For the Queen's Platinum Jubilee by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

At last night's Met Gala, Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed that he is teaming up with Andrew Lloyd Webber for a new project this summer. The pair will work together on something for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, set to take place in June.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Will Be Presented in English in December 2022 at Théâtre St-Denis by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

Production Mélodie Inc. has announced that the musical La mélodie du bonheur will also be presented in English in Montreal. This new version of the show is already proving to be very popular, with more than 10,000 tickets sold in only a few weeks, so 6 English performances are being added to the run at Théâtre St-Denis, which will begin on December 3, 2022.

Ann Kittredge To Celebrate Release of Debut Album reIMAGINE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

In celebration of her soon to be released album Ann Kittredge:reIMAGINE(Jazzheads, Inc./King Kozmo Music), a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined, Ms. Kittredge, will appear at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42nd Street – between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Thursday, May 26th at 7pm.

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2022 Rising Star Award Nominations by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

The 2022 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards ceremony will take place at Paper Mill Playhouse on Monday, June 6, at 7:30pm, featuring presenters from both Broadway and beyond. See the full list of nominees.

Complete Cast Announced For Pre-Broadway A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Starring Will Swenson by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022

Meet the complete cast for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, as rehearsals began in New York ahead of the musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement this summer at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.

BWW Interview: Chatting with Miss Minnesota Elle Mark on Musical Theatre! by Jared Fessler - May 1, 2022

After two years of working in the field of public health, Elle competed for the title of Miss Minnesota and was crowned on June 25th, 2021. Elle now travels the state of Minnesota, promoting both the Miss Minnesota Organization and the Campaign to Change Direction.

Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their May line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

Exclusive Video: Get A First Look At THE SOUND OF MUSIC At La Mirada Theatre by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at La Mirada's The Sound of Music starring Diane Phelan (Broadway: The King and I & South Pacific at Lincoln Center) as Maria, Christopher Carl (Broadway: South Pacific at Lincoln Center, Mamma Mia!) as Captain von Trapp, and Grammy nominee Suzanna Guzmán (The King and Iwith Yul Brynner, Bizet's Carmen) as Mother Abbess.

The Novato Theater Company Presents A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2022

The Novato Theater Company announces A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath as the last play of their 2021 - 22 season. It previews on Thursday, May 19 (7:30pm), and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm until June 12, 2022. To serve their deaf patrons, Novato Theater Company is offering one performance with sign language interpreters on Sunday, June 5.

HADESTOWN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, INTO THE WOODS & More Lead Los Angeles' May Theater Top 10 by BWW Staff - May 2, 2022

Los Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.

Grace Morgan Returns To The Beef & Boards Stage After 20 Years To Perform In HELLO, DOLLY! by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

First seen on the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre stage in 2002 as Brigitta, the smart, observant, book-reading 12-year-old in The Sound of Music, Grace Morgan has stepped back onto the same stage in another classic musical, Hello, Dolly!, as the beautiful widow milliner Irene Molloy. 

BWW Review: Audience Favorite THE SOUND OF MUSIC Sings Once More in La Mirada by Michael Quintos - Apr 27, 2022

THE SOUND OF MUSIC's built-in charm and charisma is indeed very much present in McCoy Rigby Entertainment's latest stage iteration of this classic stage production, now playing at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through May 15, 2022. Filled with visually-captivating production values, a gorgeous-sounding orchestral sound, and an overall, infectiously winning spirit, this new production is a fun, pleasantly nostalgic throwback to the old-fashioned Broadway book musical.

LCA Company Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2022

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning Best Score, including 'My Favorite Things,' 'Do-Re-Mi,' 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain,' 'Edelweiss' and the title song.

OCEAN IN A TEACUP Brings A Diverse Cast And Crew To Theatre Row by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2022

CreateTheater New Works Festival and JK Productions present OCEAN IN A TEACUP, a spiritual quest musical based on a true story. This Original Musical Set in India runs as part of CreateTheater New Works Festival, from April 28 through May 7, 2022, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036).

CINDERELLA Rehearsals Are Underway in Sydney Ahead of National Tour by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022

Rehearsals have begun at Opera Australia's Sydney headquarters, and the countdown is on to the much anticipated Australian premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. One of the most beautiful and beloved musicals of all time.

Alabama Shakespeare Festival to Present The World Premiere Of FREEDOM RIDER by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2022

Alabama Shakespeare Festival will present the world premiere of Ricardo Khan's Freedom Rider in April.

BWW REVIEW: Dale Burridge Returns To The Stage With AT THE CROSSROADS, A Fabulous Review Of His Career To Date. by Jade Kops - Apr 24, 2022

AT THE CROSSROADS marks Dale Burridge’s return to the theatre stage after an over two-decade absence.

Photos: Inside Look at THE SOUND OF MUSIC at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 23, 2022

Get a first look at photos from the new production of The Sound of Music.

Laura Benanti, Robert Sean Leonard & More Join THE GILDED AGE Season Two by Michael Major - Apr 22, 2022

Laura Benanti and Robert Sean Leonard have joined the second season of The Gilded Age as recurring characters. Newly-confirmed guest stars include Dakin Mathews (Waitress), Christopher Denham (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), David Furr (Burn This), Matilda Lawler (The Ferryman), Michael Braugher (To Kill a Mockingbird), and more.

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - Apr 22, 2022

The moment you walk into the theatre and see the 'mountains' surrounding the back walls you know exactly where you are and that you need to be here. Read our critic's review of the 2022 production.

VIDEO: First Look at Jason Danieley & More in the World Premiere of Ahrens & Flaherty's KNOXVILLE by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 22, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Asolo Repertory Theatre's world premiere of the new musical KNOXVILLE. The project reunites Frank Galati, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the Tony Award-winning creative team behind Broadway's Ragtime.

New Cast Members Join 45th Anniversary Production of NIGHTCLUB CANTATA by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

With performances beginning April 23rd, Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre and Nightclub Cantata LLC, by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, will present  Elizabeth Swados’ 1977 breakout sensation Nightclub Cantata, a provocative, eclectic and heralded theatrical creation rarely seen since its inception decades ago. 

3-D Theatricals to Present Disney's NEWSIES by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

3-D Theatricals will be presenting the high-flying NEWSIES, book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, musical conductor is Julie Lamoureux, vocal director is Crystal Barron, choreography by Chaz Wolcott (recreating the original Broadway choreography by Christopher Gattelli) and directed by T.J. Dawson.

BWW Review: Dallas Theater Center's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Modernizes a Beloved Classic by Emily Short - Apr 21, 2022

Dallas Theater Center brings the well-known, beloved story of The Sound of Music to Wyly Theatre for a short while longer. Don't miss out on the songs you know and love, performed by this skilled, multicultural cast. March 26-April 24. Read our critic's review.

Ben Davis, Carmen Cusack, & Robert Cuccioli Will Lead SWEENEY TODD At The Muny by Alan Henry - Apr 21, 2022

The Muny has announced casting for their production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. Find out who is in the show, and how to get tickets.

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL to Make Dallas Premiere at Winspear Opera House by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

The North American Tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical will make its Dallas premiere at the Winspear Opera House April 26-May 1.

Full Cast Announced for Paige Davis Led Production of HELLO, DOLLY! at PTC by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

Pioneer Theatre Company will present the record-setting Broadway hit, Hello, Dolly! as the closing musical for the current season. The turn-of- the-century romance, bursting with music and energetic dance will run from May 13 through May 28, 2022.

LOVE ALL, a New Play About Billie Jean King by Anna Deavere Smith, is in Development by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

LOVE ALL, a new play by Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Marc Bruni will explore the life and career of the legendary Billie Jean King. 

Theatre By The Sea Announces Box Office Opening and Full Schedule For 2022 Summer Season by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

Theatre By The Sea owner and producer Bill Hanney have announced the opening of the box office for single tickets sales for the 2022 Summer Season. Find out how to purchase tickets to Theatre By The Sea's Monday Concerts and Events, the Children's Festival and new Children's Summer Fairy-Tale Musical Series, and any or all of the four fabulous musicals.

Grace Morgan Returns To The Beef & Boards Stage After 20 Years To Perform In HELLO, DOLLY! by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2022

First seen on the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre stage in 2002 as Brigitta, the smart, observant, book-reading 12-year-old in The Sound of Music, Grace Morgan has stepped back onto the same stage in another classic musical, Hello, Dolly!, as the beautiful widow milliner Irene Molloy. 

Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, and More to Lead SOME LIKE IT HOT on Broadway! by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2022

The classic comedy Some Like It Hot will begin performances on Broadway this fall! It was announced today that the new musical will begin performances on Tuesday, November 1 and officially open Sunday, December 11 at  the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street).  Find out who's in the cast and on the creative team!

Photos: First Look at The Marriott Theatre's THE SOUND OF MUSIC by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

The Marriott Theatre, located at 10 Marriott Dr. Lincolnshire, is presenting THE SOUND OF MUSIC, now in previews, officially opening April 20 at 7:30 p.m., and closing June 5, 2022.

Shirley Chen, Emma Galbraith & More to Star in MAN OF GOD at Geffen Playhouse by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of Man of God, written by Anna Ouyang Moench (Mothers, Birds of North America) and directed by Maggie Burrows (TRAYF, Damsels). 

Christy Altomare, Derek Klena & Justin Guarini to Take Part in Fundraiser for Oscar Hammerstein II's Historic Farm & Legacy by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

The nonprofit Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center (OHMTEC) is raising funds to purchase, restore, and preserve Highland Farm in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Oscar Hammerstein II's former home and creative epicenter.

Lee Mead Will Play 'Billy Flynn' in the UK Tour of CHICAGO by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

Star of stage and screen Lee Mead will play the role of 'Billy Flynn' in the acclaimed UK and Ireland tour of the international smash hit musical CHICAGO. Lee joins the previously announced Gemma Collins as 'Mama Morton', Faye Brookes as 'Roxie Hart', Djalenga Scott as 'Velma Kelly', Jamie Baughan as 'Amos Hart' and B.E. Wong as 'Mary Sunshine'.

Diversionary Announces The Cast and Creative Team of the World Premiere Musical EIGHTY-SIXED by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

Diversionary announces the cast and creative team of the World Premiere Musical of EIGHTY-SIXED. Kevin Newbury will direct the World Premiere production of EIGHTY-SIXED by Jeremy J. King and Sam Salmond and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.

Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts Announces 2022-2023 Theatre & Dance Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts has announced the productions slated for the 2022-2023 Theatre & Dance Season. Tickets for Fall productions will go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. Spring productions will go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2023.

Photos: First Look at Jason Danieley & More in the World Premiere of KNOXVILLE by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Asolo Repertory Theatre is presenting the world premiere of the new musical KNOXVILLE. The project reunites Frank Galati, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the Tony Award-winning creative team behind Broadway's Ragtime.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for EPIPHANY at Lincoln Center Theater by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater is presenting Epiphany, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. Epiphany will begin previews Thursday, May 19 and open on Thursday, June 16 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).

BWW Interview: Diane Phelan Singing THE SOUND OF MUSIC & Shouting the Voice of Activism by Gil Kaan - Apr 15, 2022

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment’s next production The Sound of Music opens April 23, 2022 (with two previews preceding). Glenn Casale directs the cast of this Rodgers & Hammerstein classic headed by Diane Phelan as Maria, Christopher Carl as Captain von Trapp and Suzanna Guzman as Mother Abbess. I had the chance to throw out a few queries to Diane on being the first Asian actress to portray Maria, as well as her backstory on her acting career and social activism.

WATCH: New Episode of The Early Night Show With Joshua Turchin: Live From The Broadway Makers Marketplace by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022

The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin: Live from the Broadway Makers Marketplace has released a new episode today.

LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE - THE MUSICAL is Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Love is Love is Love – The Musical on April 20, 2022. The musical by Michelle Lee dives right into the issues at the core of the human experience and features Tony Award nominated producer JJ Maley, BroadwayWorld Regional Award winner Ariana Valdes and more.

BWW Interview: Chatting with Broadway Veteran Becky Gulsvig by Jared Fessler - Apr 14, 2022

Becky Gulsvig is singer, actor, and dancer who grew up in Moorhead, Minnesota where she found her passion for theatre. She now resides in New York and has appeared in the original Broadway cast of Legally Blonde, School of Rock, Hairspray, and most recently Come From Away, as well as many other regional productions.

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ: YOUTH EDITION at Red Curtain Theatre by Theresa Bertram - Apr 13, 2022

We're off to see the wizard.... that is the wizards in Conway who have built up this fantastic program for the youth in their community. Since COVID has loosened its grip on the theatre world, The Red Curtain Theatre has been filling up their roster in minutes of posting signups for whatever workshop they are working on, this newest one being THE WIZARD OF OZ: YOUTH ADDITION. Produced by Co-founder Kristen Dickerson and directed by Savannah Kirkdoffer, this abbreviated version of the classic hits all the highlights of the production without overextending the young performers. If you are looking for a show that will inspire your budding actor/actress, this musical continues through Saturday, April 16, at Conway Junior High School, 1815 Prince Street in Conway. Tickets can be purchased at

BWW Interview: LEA SALONGA at UA-Pulaski Tech CHARTS by Mike Noland - Apr 13, 2022

Lea Salonga is a Tony winner and Disney Legend for a reason. Her gorgeous voice and grace will be evident if you are lucky enough to see her perform live. Don't delay, get tickets to her show as quickly as you can because you won't want to miss this wonderful opportunity. It really will be A Whole New World.

Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young to Lead the Cast of SKATES in Chicago by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

America’s next big musical sensation has its cast! American Idol favorites Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young will lead the incredible cast of the new musical, Skates.

Broadway's Avery Sommers and Piano Virtuoso Lisa Leonard Honored at Star Maker Awards by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum was “Alive with the Sound of Music!” A dazzling event recently hosted by the National Society of Arts & Letters of Florida and raising over $47,000 to support the Boca Raton-based nonprofit's mission of supporting local emerging performing and visual artists.



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