Category: rodgers and hammerstein

operaqueen: Here’s an extremely rare recordin…

operaqueen:

Here’s an extremely rare recording Mary Martin made in 1959: ‘Daughter Of Silence’, a musical adaptation of Chopin’s ‘Nocturne op.9 no.1’ by Carl
Sigman.

Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza. South Pacific. Bro…

Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza. South Pacific. Broadway 1949.

Julie Andrews, The Sound Of Music. 1965.

Julie Andrews, The Sound Of Music. 1965.

Mary Martin and the original Broadway cast of …

Mary Martin and the original Broadway cast of The Sound of Music, Perform Do-Re-Mi, 1959. 

Mary MartinThe Sound Of MusicBroadway, 1959.

Mary Martin

The Sound Of Music

Broadway, 1959.

itsdlevy:

itsdlevy:

Two numbers from Judy Kuhn’s American Songbook concert did not make it onto her eventual album based on the program. Here’s one of them.

The original Broadway production of Rogers and…

The original Broadway production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. 1945. 

Carousel is the second musical by the team of Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics). The 1945 work was adapted from Ferenc Molnár’s 1909 play Liliom, transplanting its Budapest setting to the Maine coastline. The story revolves around carousel barker
Billy Bigelow, whose romance with millworker Julie Jordan comes at the
price of both their jobs. He attempts a robbery to provide for Julie and
their unborn child; after it goes wrong, he is given a chance to make
things right. A secondary plot line deals with millworker Carrie
Pipperidge and her romance with ambitious fisherman Enoch Snow. The show
includes the well-known songs “If I Loved You”, “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Richard Rodgers later wrote that Carousel was his favorite of all his musicals.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Mary Martin, in costume as Mari Von Trapp

Mary Martin, in costume as Mari Von Trapp

The original Broadway production of The Sound Of Music, 1959.

Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner,

Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner,

The original Broadway production of The King and I, 1951.