AUDIO: First Listen of NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Album
Also in the cast are Audra McDonald ("Private Practice"), who has won five Tony Awards and two Grammys, as Mother Abbess; Tony Award winner Christian Borle("Smash"), who will portray von Trapp family friend Max Detweiler; and Tony winner Laura Benanti ("Go On"), who will portray Elsa Schrader, the captain's one-time fiancee.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC: MUSIC FROM THE NBC TELEVISION EVENT was released today, December 3, two days prior to the live broadcast itself, while the DVD edition, THE SOUND OF MUSIC: LIVE! will be released on December 17. Check out an audio preview of the album below!
"The Sound of Music," set in the 1930s before and during "Anschluss" when the Nazi's annexed Austria, is based on the romantic true story of Maria von Trapp, an aspiring nun who leaves the abbey to become a governess for the widower Capt. von Trapp's seven children. She soon finds herself falling in love with her employer and questioning her religious calling. It premiered on Broadway in 1959 where it broke box-office records and won the Tony Award forBest Musical. The 1965 film adaptation won the Oscar for Best Picture.