The Making of the Sound of Music
The Sound of Music was the last – and most successful – collaboration of two giants of the musical theater, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Enjoying a long run on Broadway and then transformed into a major hit film--recently reissued in a 40th anniversary edition on DVD with new footage – The Sound of Music remains among the most produced musicals by professional and amateur companies around the world.
This book tells the full story of the making of the show, from the first rough ideas through the tryouts, fine tuning, and eventual triumph – all from an eyewitness to the events themselves. Wilk brings a musical theater historian's eye to the work, along with his passionate involvement as a witness to this history. For anyone and everyone who has ever thrilled to The Sound of Music, this book will be a must.
The Sound of Music: The Show Everyone Thought Would Be a Flop
The Broadway Show
Mary Martin and the Search for a New Starring Role
Partnering with the Best
Out of Town
The Sound of Applause
The Passing of the Torch
Verdant and Over Budget
The Life of the Musical
The Renewed Film
Original Production Details
'Wilk knows his facts and presents us with a compelling, dramatic and often amusing story behind the story.' – Lee Pfeiffer, www.cinemaretro.com