BWW TV: Fresh New Special Promo Released for THE SOUND OF MUSIC During Parade!
We're counting down the minutes, literally and figuratively until NBC's airing of THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! on Thursday, Dec. 5 (8 PM ET)...and so is NBC. Check out a just released new promo, featuring Carrie Underwood and the cast, which aired during today's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Is it December 5 yet?
Also in the cast are starring Stephen Moyer as Capt. Georg von Trapp, Audra McDonald ("Private Practice"), who has won fiveTony 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. NBC just released the complete cast list, and you can check it out here.
Executive producers for the telecast are Neil Meron and Craig Zadan ("Smash," "The Academy Awards"). Directors are Rob Ashford ("Evita") and Beth McCarthy-Miller ("30 Rock"). David Chase ("Cinderella") serves as musical director. The soundtrack is licensed through the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group.
"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 for Best Musical. The 1965 film adaptation won the Oscar for Best Picture.
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