NBC is bumping its annual airing of It's a Wonderful Life by a week in favor of an encore presentation of The Sound of Music Live!read more
The hills are alive ... with the sound of another live musical coming to a TV screen near you!
NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt told The New York Times that there are plans to do another live musical special next...read more
When The Sound of Music sang, it soared. And scored, attracting an astounding 18.5 million viewers Thursday during NBC's ambitious three-hour live broadcast of the enduring Rodgers & Hammerstein classic. Climb every ratings mountain, indeed.
With stunning sets and backdrops, generally gorgeous and enjoyable singing — Those nuns! Those kids! — and fluid direction that attempted to minimize the vacuum effect of people performing to an otherwise empty and hollow-sounding soundstage, this was a pleasurable one-night-only stunt that felt like a major TV event. Trust me, there will be more where this came from. (Let's start casting The King and I now.)read more