BROADWAY: Report from the Road

In tryout towns from San Francisco to Boston, new shows were primping, polishing and rehearsing last week for Broadway. Whatever their merits, none seemed more certain to turn into a hot ticket than the new Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music. A sentimental evening with the famous Trapp family of singers, the show tells the story of Maria Rainer (Mary Martin), the young postulant from an Austrian convent, whose love for a widower, Captain Georg von Trapp (Theodore Bikel), and his seven children displaces her desire to become a nun....

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