NBC to Re-Air THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! this Saturday
This Saturday, NBC will once again be alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
According to Variety, the network will re-air the Dec. 5 three-hour live musical event, starring Carrie Underwood, on Dec. 14 at 8.p.m. EST. The Sound of Music Live! replaces NBC's scheduled broadcast of the holiday classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, which will now air on Dec. 20.
The live broadcast proved to be a ratings bonanza for NBC. Yesterday, 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.