Over 44 Million Tuned in to NBC's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE Including Encore + DVRs
by TV News Desk - December 23, 2013
In live plus seven day results, NBC's Dec. 5 telecast of The Sound of Music Live delivered a 5.62 rating in adults 18-49 and 21.837 million viewers overall (more...)
It's A Wrap! Cast & Producers Of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Celebrate On Set
by Pat Cerasaro - December 19, 2013
Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron joined with the astonishing array of top talent encompassed for the unprecedent live NBC TV presentation of THE SOUND OF MUSIC: LIVE! for a picture shortly following the broadcast and the image is now available to view. (more...)
NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE Comes to DVD Today
by TV News Desk - December 17, 2013
An inspiring and emotional all-new version of one of the most cherished musicals of all time, The Sound of Music Live! comes to DVD today, December 17, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. A special live performance originally broadcast on NBC of the timeless Broadway sensation introduces a new generation to the von Trapp family. (more...)
NBC's SOUND OF MUSIC Adds Additional 3 Million Viewers Following Rebroadcast
by TV News Desk - December 16, 2013
NBC's rebroadcast of The Sound of Music Live! delivered more than 3 million additional viewers, adding to the 18.4 million who tuned in to the initial presentation on Thursday, December 5th. (more...)
NBC Narrows Down Next Live Musical to Three Titles; Carrie Underwood to Star?
by TV News Desk - December 16, 2013
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt shared that the network has narrowed down the choice of its next live musical presentation to three titles. (more...)
NBC Re-Airs THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! Today
by TV News Desk - December 14, 2013
The network will re-air the Dec. 5 three-hour live musical event, starring Carrie Underwood, tonight, Dec. 14 at 8.p.m. EST. The Sound of Music Live! replaces NBC's scheduled airing of the holiday classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, which will now air on Dec. 20. (more...)
Von Trapp Family Member Remarks on NBC's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
by TV News Desk - December 12, 2013
Writing on her blog on December 6th, journalist Francoise von Trapp, the daughter of Maria von Trapp's stepson Rupert, remarked on NBC's recent broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 11th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - December 12, 2013
The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. That 'Sound Of Music' show becomes a national conversation, 'Saving Mr. Banks,' The House 'Nutcracker,' two Scrooge twists, our January 'Phantom,' Dee Snider's show, the 'Meet John Doe' OSCR and our latest Broadway transfers! (more...)
NBC's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! Adds 3 Million Delayed Viewers
by TV News Desk - December 11, 2013
According to the New York Times, in the first three days of delayed viewing, NBC's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! has added close to three million viewers, bringing the total number of viewers to 21.3 million. In addition, the broadcast added another full rating point among the coveted 18 - 49 demographic. (more...)
NBC to Re-Air THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! this Saturday
by TV News Desk - December 10, 2013
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 airing of the holiday classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, which will now air on Dec. 20. (more...)
Julie Andrews Misses SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE Broadcast
by TV News Desk - December 10, 2013
Although she had given the thumbs up to NBC's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! broadcast, legendary actress Julie Andrews revealed last night that she missed last Thursday night's presentation. (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Music from the NBC Television Event) is Charming
by David Clarke - December 9, 2013
Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you know that Carrie Underwood recently starred in NBC's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's beloved musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Whether you loved it or hated it, NBC's live broadcast has been widely discussed for its casting, presenting a production that was more faithful to the original 1959 vehicle created for Mary Martin than the 1965 film starring Julie Andrews, and for the sheer fact that it has been a rather long time since a Broadway musical was turned into a television special and beamed into living rooms across the United States. Additionally, two days prior to the initial airing, Sony Masterworks released a charming studio album that features music from the production. (more...)
Photo Flash: Carrie Underwood, Audra McDonald & More Celebrate at NBC's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! Wrap Party
by BWW News Desk - December 8, 2013
NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! aired last December 5; and it's all the theatre world has been talking about since. Below, check out a photo from the wrap party, in fact, it's the very first photo taken on the sound stage after the broadcast! The special, which premiered to record ratings, will be released on DVD on Dec. 17, 2013. (more...)
VIDEO: SNL Offers 'Condensed Version' of THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!
by TV News Desk - December 8, 2013
In SNL's condensed version of The Sound of Music Live, Captain von Trapp introduces his children, including Dooneese, to their new governess Maria. (more...)
Carrie Underwood Responds to Her SOUND OF MUSIC Critics: 'Mean People Need Jesus'
by BWW News Desk - December 7, 2013
Carrie Underwood took to Twitter on December 6, the day after NBC's live SOUND OF MUSIC broadcast in which she starred as Maria, to respond to her critics. (more...)
Laura Benanti's Elsa Shows Attitude in Fun GIFs from NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - December 6, 2013
On last night's live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC on NBC, Laura Benanti brought some serious attitude to her character -- Baroness Elsa Schraeder. Now, Celebuzz has created a series of GIFs showing her best 'reaction' moments, from subtle to whopping sighs to haughty dismissals, Benanti's got it. (more...)
UPDATE: SOUND OF MUSIC is NBC's Biggest Thursday Since 'ER' Finale
by TV News Desk - December 6, 2013
NBC's live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC has proven to be a ratings bonanza for the network! (more...)
Review Roundup - NBC's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! All the Reviews!
by BWW Special Coverage - December 6, 2013
NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! marked the first time in over 50 years that a network aired a live version of a Broadway musical. Let see what the critics had to say! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Sings 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain at CHRISTMAS AT ROCKEFELLAR CENTER
by Stage Tube - December 5, 2013
Just last night, Audra McDonald, who will play the Mother Abbess in tonight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC special on NBC, performed 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' in Christmas in Rockefeller Center. Check out her amazing performance below! (more...)
VIDEO: TODAY Goes Behind-the-Scenes of THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE
by TV News Desk - December 5, 2013
This morning's TODAY show gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at tonight's live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC (8/7c). Check it out below! (more...)
Meron and Zadan Talk 'Plan B' for Tonight's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE on NBC
by TV News Desk - December 5, 2013
Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, the producers behind tonight's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE on NBC (8/7c), spoke about casting their exciting and innovative project, staying true to the iconic Broadway production, and what their 'Plan B' is if things don't go exactly as planned on the live broadcast. (more...)
Photo and Video Preview: NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Live Special Airs Tonight at 8pm!
by BWW News Desk - December 5, 2013
Tonight's the night! The hills will be alive across the country tonight when NBC airs its live television special of The Sound of Music (8 PM ET). We've been counting down the hours until the event, and now that it is finally here, we've gathered some special preview photos and videos below! (more...)
Family-Friendly New Promo For THE SOUND OF MUSIC Live On NBC
by Pat Cerasaro - December 4, 2013
A new family-focused promo for this week's hotly anticipated live TV presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC starring Carrie Underwood is now available to view, featuring comments from the country music superstar herself. (more...)
Exclusive Photo Flash: The Hills Are Alive! Inside THE SOUND OF MUSIC's Dress Rehearsal with Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer & More
by BWW News Desk - December 4, 2013
The hills are alive- or they will be by tomorrow night when NBC airs its live television special of The Sound of Music (8 PM ET). Theatre fans everywhere are counting down the hours until the event, and to hold you over, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from the cast's dress rehearsal. Get a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
NBC to Air at Least One SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! Encore Prior to Christmas
by TV News Desk - December 4, 2013
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Universal TV production of NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE will air at least one additional time prior to Christmas Day. The original broadcast will take place live tomorrow, Thursday December 5th at 8 pm. (more...)
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