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The release of Ariana Grande's latest hit "7 Rings" will sound familiar to any Broadway fan worth their salt. The song samples the song "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that took Broadway and America by storm in 1959.

The Sound of Music was the last musical written by the iconic duo that also wrote Oklahoma!, Carousel, The King and I, and Flower Drum Song; Oscar Hammerstein died of stomach cancer nine months after the Broadway premiere. However, the musical gained even more notoriety in 1965 when the film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer came out and swept the Academy Awards.

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