As previously announced, original cast members Theodore Bikel (Captain von Trapp), Lauri Peters (Liesl), and Brian Davies (Rolf) will be in attendance. They will be joined by Sam von Trapp (grandson of the real Baroness Maria von Trapp), Mary Rodgers (daughter of composer Richard Rodgers), Anna Crouse (widow of co-author Russel Crouse), Ted Chapin (President of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization), and Laurence Maslon (author of The Sound of Music Companion).
The 50th anniversary edition of the original cast recording of The Sound of Music was released on November 3, from Sony's Masterworks Broadway label. It features the three bonus tracks: "From Switzerland: The Pratt Family," a spoof of The Sound of Music created for and performed by Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett in 1962 on their TV special Julie and Carol Live at Carnegie Hall; a live recording of "Edelweiss," sung in German, from the historic first production (2005) of The Sound of Music in Vienna; and a cover version of "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," sung in Swedish (as "Sök dig till bergen") by Tommy Körberg, best known to American audiences for his vocals on the concept album of Chess. The CD also features new liner notes and candid photos of the recording session.For more information, visit www.sonymasterworks.com.