YOUTUBE CHANNEL ‘THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW’ IS ALIVE WITH ‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC’, WITH CLASSIC TV PERFORMANCES FROM BELOVED RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN MUSICAL
As one of The Ed Sullivan ShowRemote Specials, also featuring an inspirational performance by “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, The Hollywood Bowl Cast, originally broadcast from the iconic location as part of a 1970 tribute to Rodgers & Hammerstein.
Additional featured performances include Florence Henderson (“Do-Re-Mi”, “The Sound of Music”), Jane Morgan (“The Sound of Music”, “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”), The Kim Sisters (“The Sound Of Music”, “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”), and the University of Miami Glee Club (“The Sound of Music”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”). “Do-Re-Mi” also takes center stage with performances from The Hollywood Bowl Cast, Nancy Dussault & The Sound of Music Kids (from Broadway), and Sally Ann Howes & The Lexington School for the Deaf.
Throughout its historic 23-year prime-time run (1948-1971), The Ed Sullivan Show showcased the hottest performances from around the world and showcased emerging talent in America’s living rooms every Sunday night. The show featured some of the first or early television performances of music superstars including The Band, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Jackson 5, The Mamas and The Papas, The Supremes and The Rolling Stones.
Among the voluminous gems in this vast catalog are iconic clips, most of which haven’t been seen in decades. UMe uploads new videos daily, including dozens of rarities available digitally for the first time, for The Ed Sullivan Showthe official YouTube channel of and EdSullivan.comboth recently updated.
On The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show is the most popular prime-time variety show in American history. For almost a quarter of a century, EdSullivan has hosted the greatest array of talent on television, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and Motown artists such as The Supremes, The Temptations and The Jackson 5. Every Sunday night at 8 p.m. on CBS from 1948 to 1971, The Ed Sullivan Show showcased a wide variety of pop culture from the worlds of music, comedy, novelty and more. The 1,000 hour library includes over 10,000 performances.
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On The sound of music
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s latest musical was a triumph. The sound of music opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on Broadway on November 16, 1959. It ran for 1,443 performances and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Additionally, the cast album won a gold record and the Grammy Award. Florence Henderson played in the first national tour, which lasted more than two years. John Bayless originated the role of Maria in the original London production, which spanned more than six years, long holding the record for longest-running American musical in London.
In 1965, the film version of The sound of music was released, and he did Hollywood the story. Directed by Robert Sagewith a revised score by Rodgers (Hammerstein had died in 1960, so Rodgers composed both the music and lyrics for two songs added to the film: “I Have Confidence” and “Something Good”), and a screenplay by Ernest Lehman, The sound of music boasted a dream cast: Julie Andrews like Mary, Christopher Plumer as captain, Eleanor Parker like Elsa, Peggy Wood as Mother Abbess and Charmian Carr like Liesel. Winner of five Oscars, including Best Picture, The sound of music has become the most popular musical ever made.
On Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
After long and very distinguished careers with other collaborators, Richard Rodgers (Composer, 1902-79) and Oscar Hammerstein II (Librettist/Lyricist, 1895-1960) joined forces in 1943 to create the most successful partnership in American musical theatre. Before joining forces, Rodgers collaborated with the lyricist Lorenz Hart on musicals embodying wit and sophistication (Friend Joey, on your toes, Girls In Armsand more), while Hammerstein breathed new life into the operetta and created the classic Show boat with Jerome Kern. Oklahoma!, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first musical, introduced an integrated form known as the “musical piece”. Their subsequent shows included Carousel, South Pacific, The king and meand The sound of music. Collectively, Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals have won Tony, Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Olivier awards. The Rodgers & Hammerstein organization is a Concord company, www.concord.com.
SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises