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NBC to Re-Air The Sound of Music Live! in Hopes of a Weekend Ratings Boost

NBC to Re-Air The Sound of Music Live! in Hopes of a Weekend Ratings Boost

She’s ba-ack! Carrie Underwood is once again bringing the hills alive with The Sound of Music on December 14, according to Deadline.com. After a whopping 18.5 million viewers tuned in to the live premiere on December 5 and almost 3 million more watched later on DVR, NBC has decided to resurrect the Rodgers and Hammerstein reboot (which ...

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Sound of Music Live! Poll Top Three: Fans Adored Audra McDonald’s Emotional 'Climb Ev’ry Mountain'

Sound of Music Live! Poll Top Three: Fans Adored Audra McDonald’s Emotional 'Climb Ev’ry Mountain'

The Sound of Music Live! was the highlight of our week (can we do it again next Thursday?!), featuring American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, True Blood fave Stephen Moyer and the Tony-winning trifecta of Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle. It was a wonderful evening of musical theater for all—and no one even fell over! After the flurry ...

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Weekend Poll: Which Song From The Sound of Music Live! Was Your Favorite Thing?

Weekend Poll: Which Song From The Sound of Music Live! Was Your Favorite Thing?

Well, we’ve Climbed Ev’ry Mountain, Solved a Problem Like Maria and yodeled with the Lonely Goatherd—but before we say So Long, Farewell to NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! telecast, we have one more important question to ask: What was the best part of your trip to Salzberg? Was it American Idol star Carrie Underwood and ...

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A Toast to Singing Nuns, Kids in Curtains & More! Play Broadway.com's Sound of Music Drinking Game

A Toast to Singing Nuns, Kids in Curtains & More! Play Broadway.com's Sound of Music Drinking Game

Champagne and rosé and big vodka gimlets—these are a few of our favorite things! We hope you have a fully stocked bar, because it’s time for the musical event we’ve all been waiting for The Sound of Music live! And what better way to watch NBC's live telecast on December 5 than by toasting along the ...

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Laura Benanti on Her ‘Sexy’ Sound of Music Role & Getting Personal on Her Solo CD

Laura Benanti on Her ‘Sexy’  Sound of Music Role & Getting Personal on Her Solo CD

After two high-profile forays into network television (The Playboy Club and Go On), Laura Benanti is back where Broadway fans want her: in New York City, juggling projects on stage and screen. First up is a “full circle” experience in The Sound of Music, the show that launched Benanti’s Broadway career when she was a teenage Maria opposite a ...

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Get a Taste of ‘My Favorite Things,’ ‘Edelweiss’ & More in an Extended First Look of The Sound of Music Live!

Get a Taste of ‘My Favorite Things,’ ‘Edelweiss’ & More in an Extended First Look of The Sound of Music Live!

Grab your warm woolen mittens and cozy up for a sneak preview of Carrie Underwood, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, Stephen Moyer and Laura Benanti (a.k.a. the self-proclaimed “Marlon Brando of musical theater”) in rehearsal for Sound of Music Live! NBC has released an extended first look at the cast hard at work learning "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," "How ...

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Sound of Music Exclusive! Listen to Christian Borle, Laura Benanti & Stephen Moyer Sing ‘No Way to Stop It’

Sound of Music Exclusive! Listen to Christian Borle, Laura Benanti & Stephen Moyer Sing ‘No Way to Stop It’

Here’s one of our favorite things—an exclusive premiere of a track which will be featured on the upcoming The Sound of Music telecast! Check out below a clip of Tony winners Christian Borle (Max) Laura Benanti (Elsa) and True Blood hunk Stephen Moyer (Captain von Trapp) singing “No Way to Stop It,” a tongue-in-cheek Rodgers and Hammerstein tune ...

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Laura Benanti Says Her Sound of Music Co-Star Carrie Underwood Will ‘Prove the Haters Wrong’

Laura Benanti Says Her Sound of Music Co-Star Carrie Underwood Will ‘Prove the Haters Wrong’

Broadway fans are counting the days until NBC’s live telecast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music on December 5, but some musical mavens have reacted negatively to the casting of country music star and American Idol champ Carrie Underwood as Maria. Tony winner Laura Benanti, who made her Broadway debut as Maria when she was still a ...

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Now Look at Me! Watch Laura Benanti Strip Down to Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' with The Skivvies at 54 Below

Now Look at Me! Watch Laura Benanti Strip Down to Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' with The Skivvies at 54 Below

She's glowin’, oh whoa, indeed! Laura Benanti was the latest Broadway guest of honor to join Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley (together known as The Skivvies) for an undergarments-only concert on November 9. Tony winner Benanti, in her second scantily clad collaboration with The Skivvies, showed up in her sexiest red-hot onesie to sing a mash-up of Katy Perry ...

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See Carrie Underwood, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle & More in Rehearsal for NBC's The Sound of Music

See Carrie Underwood, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle & More in Rehearsal for NBC's The Sound of Music

There's less than a month to go until The Sound of Music premieres live on NBC on December 5. Luckily, the production's cast already looks hard at work in rehearsals for the Rogers & Hammerstein musical. In the new promo for the three-hour special, fans get to hear star Carrie Underwood (Maria Von Trapp) perform not one but two ...

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