Sound of Music Live
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.)
Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer
Were the hills actually alive with the Sound of Music Thursday?
Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer were tasked with filling the shoes of Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the three-hour live production for NBC. Unfortunately, the pair lacked any semblance of chemistry and Underwood's acting chops weren't nearly as strong as her vocals.
The Sound of Music Live doesn't air until Dec. 5, but Carrie Underwood is already taking heat from fans of the beloved 1965 movie musical starring Julie Andrews.
"I get hate tweets and stuff like...
Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer
Imagine for a moment that it's Thursday at 8pm. You innocently turn on your TV and flip to NBC, thinking maybe you'll catch an episode of Parks and Recreation. Instead, you encounter what is surely destined to be one of the most curious, ambitious and generally nutso undertakings in recent media history: A live (!), three-hour (!!) production of The Sound of Music, featuring country superstar Carrie Underwood (!!!) as Maria von Trapp.
Rest assured, you haven't been smoking edelweiss. This reimagining of the beloved classic about a plucky nun-turned-governess, her irresistible charges and their widower father in Nazi-occupied Austria is actually happening on network television...
The Sound of Music Live!
The hills are alive!
NBC is airing a one-time-only live version of The Sound of Music on Dec. 5, starring Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald and Laura Benanti.
There's less than a month to go until The Sound of Music Live! premieres on NBC on Thursday, Dec. 5. Fortunately, the production's cast already looks hard at work in rehearsals for the famed Rogers & Hammerstein musical.
In this new promo for the three-hour special, fans get to hear star Carrie Underwood perform not one but...
The von Trapp family is adding seven new faces!
NBC's live Sound of Music remake has cast Maria (Carrie Underwood) and Capt. Georg von Trapp's (Stephen Moyer) children, the network announced Friday.
NBC's upcoming Sound of Music remake is adding some big names — and big voices! — to the mix.
Private Practice vet Audra McDonald, Go On alum Laura Benanti and...
True Blood star Stephen Moyer has been cast in the upcoming NBC production of The Sound of Music.
Moyer will play Capt. Georg Von Trapp, a World War I hero and single dad to seven children. Carrie Underwood is playing Maria, a former nun, who he hires to care for his children. He also -- spoiler alert! -- falls in love with her.
Fall TV cast shakeups!
The three-hour live TV movie will be based on the 1959 Broadway production, which won the Tony for Best Musical.Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer starred in the Academy Award-winning film adaptation.
Anna Paquin, Joe Manganiello
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