ABC to Broadcast Julie Andrews-Led THE SOUND OF MUSIC Film on 12/22
THE SOUND OF MUSIC will air on the small screen yet again this holiday season. This time ABC will broadcast the 1965 film version, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, on December 22 (7pm).
The original film also stars Eleanor Parker (The Baroness), Richard Haydn (Max Detweiler), Peggy Wood (Mother Abbess), Charmian Carr (Liesl), Heather Menzies-Urich (Louisa), Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich), Duane Chase (Kurt), Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), Debbie Turner (Marta) and Kym Karath (Gretl).
Last week's live broadcast proved to be a ratings bonanza for NBC. Earlier this week, the network announced that they will soon begin work on a second live broadcast of a musical, set to air in 2014.
The Sound of Music" was presented as a live three-hour broadcast on December 5 on NBC. Five-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood starred in the coveted role of Maria Von Trapp. Acclaimed British actor Stephen Moyer, best known to U.S. audiences for his role as Bill Compton in HBO's "True Blood, portrayed decorated World War I hero Capt. Georg Von Trapp.
From Universal Television, "The Sound of Music" was executive produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford served as directors. The live holiday production was based on the original 1959 Broadway production of "The Sound of Music," which starred Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel. The play won the Tony Award as best musical and Martin won as best actress.