The Sound of Music Live!

NBC UNIVERSAL partners with the multitalented Oscar- and Emmy-winning producing team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("Smash," "Chicago") to ring in the holidays with an unprecedented world premiere television event, "The Sound of Music Live!" - a live telecast based on the stage version of the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, starring Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood as Maria and acclaimed British actor Stephen Moyer ("True Blood") as Captain von Trapp.

From Universal Television, "The Sound of Music" is executive produced by Meron and Zadan. Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford serve as directors.


by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Comedian, writer, performer, singer and TV quiz show host Alexander Armstrong is dropping in to Darlington in November as part of his new one man show 'All Mouth and Some Trousers'.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Tony Award winner and five-time Tony nominee Laura Benanti shares the SOPAC stage with the vocalist who most influenced her life and future career -- her mother, Linda Benanti -- in Laura & Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On, a touching and humorous musical journey through the special relationship between a mother and daughter.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Lockwood Productions and Fools & Kings today announce the full company of The Green Fairy. Jack Sain directs Julie Atherton (Jo), Harry F Brown (Toby), Georgina Hellier (The Green Fairy), Emma Kinney (Wendy), David Perkins (Daniel) and Emma Whittaker (Young Jo). The Green Fairy opens at the Union Theatre on 4 November, with previews from 30 October, and runs until 23 November.
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Deadline reports that Tony winner Laura Benanti has joined the cast of Billy Crystal's 'Here Today,' also starring Tiffany Haddish, actress/playwright Anna Deavere Smith, and Nyambi Nyambi. 'Gossip Girl' actor Penn Badgley also joined the cast today.
by Erica Handel - Oct 11, 2019
The Axelrod's 2019 Gala will star Laura Benanti, who won her Tony Award for her performance as Gypsy Rose Lee in the 2008 revival of Gypsy, starring Patti Lupone and directed by original book writer Arthur Laurents
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2019
Today's top stories: The Great Society opens and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti will be performing in a gala concert at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 19 at 8:00 PM.
by Julie Musbach - May 4, 2019
In celebration of four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's 80th birthday, producers Hunter Arnold, Debbie Bisno and Tom Kirdahy announce a new Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, starring Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald and two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, directed by Obie Award winner Arin Arbus.
by Paul Smith - May 31, 2019
Tony Award Winner and current star of My Fair Lady, Laura Benanti, is hopping across the pond to perform a concert at London's Cadogan Hall. Known for her performances on Broadway in Gypsy, She Loves Me, and Meteor Shower, this concert will be her first performance in London.
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2019
Last year, NBC announced that its next live musical would be Hair, airing in spring 2019. In July, the network scheduled the event for Sunday, May 19. When Sunday rolls around, however, Hair Live! won't be airing, because in February, NBC shelved the live musical permanently.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Now celebrating its 27th Anniversary, The Blank Theatre's Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival has chosen 12 plays by playwrights aged 14 19 from six different states. These plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in this year's Festival at The Blank's YPF Pop-Up Playhouse in Hollywood from June 6 30.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
YES, the new motion picture starring Modern Family's Nolan Gould and New York stage actor Tim Realbuto, will make it's world premiere on Saturday June 22nd at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. The movie, directed by Rob Margolies, will screen at 9:30 PM at the famed venue as part of the 22nd annual Dances With Films Festival. 
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2019
NBC has added the musical series 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' to its freshman class for the 2019-2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
The Crazy Coqs Presents: Rodgers & Hammerstein - A Musical Celebration For Mother's Day - Sunday 31st March at 7pm.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2019
The new comedy musical, Tootsie begins performances on Broadway tonight, March 29th, with an opening night of Tuesday, April 23rd. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2019
The Broadway transfer of Beetlejuice begins previews tonight, March 28th. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Morristown premiere Friday and Saturday, April 26-27 at Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $49-$89.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making it to Springfield on March 27th at Sangamon Auditorium as part of a North American tour. Tickets are on sale now for $89, $79, $69, $49, $42, $37 and $29 and can be purchased at, by calling (217) 206-6160 or in person at the UIS Ticket Office.
by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2019
Laura Benanti's Melania Trump has returned! She appeared on last night's Late Show With Stephen Colbert to debunk one rumor once and for all.
by Linnae Medeiros - Mar 15, 2019
Benania returns! Fans of Laura Benanti's take on Melania Trump should tune into tonight's LATE SHOW with Stephen Colbert! Laura posted a photo from the taping of tonight's show and teased that this appearance will also include some special guests! Tune in to see what Melania has to say this time!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 11, 2019
The Broadway production of Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac's new comedy Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus will begin previews this evening, 8 p.m., at Broadway's Booth Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Corkscrew Theater Festival is pleased to announce the mainstage casts for its third annual festival, which runs July 10-August 3 at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street, Manhattan). The festival features four world premieres, four workshop productions, and four readings performed in repertory over four weeks, with 80 performances in all. As in past years, special attention has been given to theater makers who are developing work through tight-knit collaborations. Tickets are now on sale.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Casting has been confirmed for the 69th Broadway At Music Circus season, which begins June 11 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The season includes four Broadway At Music Circus premieres, Shrek the Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Wiz, and In the Heights.
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
YES, the new motion picture starring Modern Family's Nolan Gould and New York stage actor Tim Realbuto, will make it's New York premiere tonight at The Village Cinema East as the closing night film of the SoHo International Film Festival, after making it's world premiere two nights ago at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 23, 2019
"I would love to play an iconic adventure hero role, and this is a herculean moment for me that is incredibly gratifying. It is a beautiful story." Michael William Nigro is talking about playing the young hero of TREASURE ISLAND, Jim Hawkins, in the new musical version by Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark, which begins a run of its East Coast premiere at Maine State Music Theatre on June 26th. The twenty-year-old Nigro, who returns to the show after having made his debut in the Fulton Theatre's world premiere in September 2018, says that not only is TREASURE ISLAND a coming of age story for Jim Hawkins, but that he, himself, has "experienced moments of huge personal growth. The experience of the show has informed me so much in this last year. And now [returning to reprise the role], I get an opportunity to connect my own coming of age experience to the character - to bring what is so real to me into the role." Nigro's journey from the New Jersey suburb of Cranford to New York and regional stages as well as to television and film began, he recalls, at age three. "My Mom took me to see LES MISERABLES at the local high school. An actor named Jonathan Schwartz caught me attention. I was enamored of his work, and I followed his career as I grew up. He was the first person in the theatre whom I looked up to; I wanted to be like him. Fast forward to when I was fourteen and about to perform in THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE, I received a message from him as he was rehearsing ALADDIN on Broadway," he smiles, noting the serendipitous way lives intertwine in the theatre.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 9, 2019
Michael Campayno (The Cher Show, NBC's "The Sound of Music: Live!"), Emily Koch (Waitress), and more join a concert of the brand new musical comedy Kragtar: An American Monster Musical, on August 12, 2019 at 9:30PM, at Feinstein's54 Below.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
The cold never bothered Broadway anyway! Frozen is now playing at the historic St. James Theatre, where it opened on Thursday, March 22, 2018 and has been in the top 10 best-selling shows every week, establishing itself as the biggest musical hit of its season. Having grossed more than any new Broadway musical since Hamilton and set four St. James Theatre house records in less than a year, Frozen has been seen by nearly 1M people since its Denver pre-Broadway engagement. As the summer days heat up, we're cooling down by getting to know the current 2019 cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, present Madeline Brewer, Samantha Massell, Shoba Narayan, and more in Cabaret For College: A Concert to Benefit HeartShare St. Vincent's Services on Thursday, July 18.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, is currently in its third record-smashing year at the Music Box Theatre. Following the success of the Broadway production, a national tour launched soon after, bringing the story across North America. A sit-down production made its way to Toronto earlier this year, and will be followed by a West End production set to debut in October 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2019
Today's top stories: a flood at The Lion King results in costume adjustments, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2019
 The more you see it, the more it becomes one of your favorite things! Since making its Broadway debut in 1959, Rodgers and Hammerstein's perennial classic has been embraced by audiences around the globe.  Now, in celebration of its 60th anniversary, THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE, an ambitious, live-broadcast production from BAFTA-nominated director Coky Giedroyc, will be released on BroadwayHD on January 31.  
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019
For one night only, Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti will appear at Long Wharf Theatre in her cabaret show, TALES FROM SOPRANO ISLE featuring songs from her career along with humorous anecdotes and experiences that she has encountered on and off the stage and screen. The presenting sponsor for the gala event is KeyBank.
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
Sunday's performance of RENT on FOX, the live musical that ended up being not-so-live, has drawn ratings at the lowest ratings of TV musicals that have aired in recent years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
The Crazy Coqs Presents Concert Series Live at Zedel is presented on the last Sunday of every month. Each show features 5, sometimes 6 West End performers singing songs based on the theme of the night. Past themes have included Classic Musicals, LGBT Musicals, Disney, A New Writers' Showcase, 80s Movie Songs and Pasek & Paul. Performers so far have included Tom Hier, Gemma Sutton, Carolyn Maitland, David Shannon, Rebecca Trehearn, Paul Monaghan, Andy Coxon, Lewis Asquith, Belinda Wollaston, Jane Milligan, Chloe Hart, Charlotte Wakefield, Charlotte Jaconelli, Edward Baruwa, Michael Vinsen, Nathaniel Morrison, Nadim Naaman, Oliver Savile, Lauren James Ray, Christina Bennington, Suzie Mathers, Sophie Isaacs, Simon-Anthony Rhoden, Claudia Kariuki, Vicki Lee Taylor, Matthew Croke and Danny Becker.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, pays tribute to Nat King Cole's centennial with Unforgettable: Celebrating Nat King Cole and Friends today, February 8 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
Producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss today announced 11 key members of the production team for the 91st Oscars, which will air live on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC. It was previously announced that Weiss would be returning as director for his fourth consecutive year, while sharing producing duties with Gigliotti for the first time.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
Renee Rapp (The Jimmy Awrads winner 2018), Antonio Cipriano (Jagged Little Pill), Arianna Afsar (Hamilton), Jelani Remy (Ain't Too Proud, The Lion King), Taylor Iman Jones (Head Over Heels), Celia Gooding (Jagged Little Pill), Chris Rice (Book of Mormon), Robby Clater (Pretty Woman), Jacob Haren (Book of Mormon), Diamond Essence White (Dear Evan Hansen), Joey LaBrasca (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Anthony Norman (The Prom), Ariane Rinehart (The Sound of Music Live) Anthony Sagaria (American Psycho) Cameron Anika Hill, Max Sheldon, Tyler Conroy and Adam Rennie join the cast of 54 Sings The High School Musical Trilogy at Feinstein's/54 Below. Further casting to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Shea's Performing Arts Center is proud to announce that Tony Award-Winning actress Laura Benanti will perform at Shea's Black-Tie Gala on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations comes to Thrasher-Horne Center Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 7:30 pm PM.  Tickets are available now at or by calling (904) 276-6815.  Prices range from $54 to $84.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
ARTISTS STRIVING TO END POVERTY (ASTEP) announced today that it will honor Tony Award Winner Laura Benanti (My Fair Lady) at its annual Gala and Dinner, The 2019 ASTEP Color Ball on Monday, April 29, at Feinstein's/54 Below. She will join Mary-Mitchell Campbell (The Prom, Mean Girls), Founder and Co-Executive Director of ASTEP, on stage to celebrate Benanti's leadership and advocacy in the creation of the benefit album SINGING YOU HOME: Children's Songs for Family Reunification.
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2019
Tonight, Laura Benanti's take on First Lady Melania Trump, aka Benania, officially made her cabaret debut on the Feinstein's/54 Below stage!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Broadway's Golden Age of Theatre comes alive next month when New York's Feinstein's/54 Below presents legendary two-time Tony Award winning actor John Cullum in his first ever one man show, John Cullum: An Accidental Star.  Performances will be Sept. 2 nd and Sept. 4th through 7th, at the 254 W. 54th St. supper club, each night at 7.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 31, 2019
Every day-o at the Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway audiences are getting the fright of their lives from ghosts, demons, and a death-obsessed teenaged girl. In Beetlejuice, the eight-time Tony-nominated musical adaptation of the cult classic, leading players Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso take creepy to the next level.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
The final show in the 2019 season is the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of In The Heights, a multiple Tony Award-winning Best Musical from Lin-Manual Miranda, creator of the smash hit Hamilton, running Tuesday, Aug. 20 through Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Lambert Jackson Productions today announce full casting for Dr Zhivago a?" The UK Concert Première. Joining the previously announced Ramin Karimloo (Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Lara Guishar) are Rhys Bailey (Young Yurii, Sasha), Maisey Bawden (Olya), Isabella Djuve-Wood (Young Lara), Emma De-Anne Edwards (Anna Gromeko), Darcy Jacobs (Young Tonia), Kelly Mathieson (Tonia Gromeko), Charlie McCullagh (Pasha Antipov, Strelnikov), Matthew Woodyatt (Viktor Komarovksy), and Trinity Laban Musical Theatre as the ensemble. The production takes place at Cadogan Hall, on Sunday 1 September, 2pm and 6.30pm.
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2019
Laura Benanti has been cast in the true-life biographical drama What Is Life Worth, according to Deadline. The film, which stars Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci, is directed by Sara Colangelo and will begin production this month.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Theatre Royal Bath today announces four additional productions - Vienna 1934-Munich 1938, The Life I Lead, Trying It On and The Man in the White Suit, to complete its Summer Season 2019 programme and further casting with Katherine Parkinson, Janie Dee as well as Vanessa Redgrave, Miles Jupp and David Edgar among the stars set to take to the stage in both treasured classics and acclaimed new works.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that The Muny announced today 25 principal cast members for the first season of its second century. Complete company casting will be announced throughout April and May. The 101st season opens on a brand new, state-of-the-art stage with Muny favorite Guys and Dolls followed by the U.S. regional premiere of Kinky Boots. The season continues with 1776, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Footloose and a newly-reimagined Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon. Season 101 closes with the highly-anticipated Muny debut of Roald Dahl's Matilda.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Wilmington premiere May 9-12, 2019 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square as part of a North American tour. Tickets are on sale now at, or by calling 302.888.0200. For more information, please visit