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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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The Sound of Music's Carrie Underwood is Working Hard to Drop the Twang and Brush Up on the Yodel

The Sound of Music's Carrie Underwood is Working Hard to Drop the Twang and Brush Up on the Yodel

Time is ticking closer and closer to NBC's live broadcast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, and Grammy-winning country music star Carrie Underwood is proving that she can hold her own in a musical as well. Underwood makes her debut as Maria von Trapp on the small screen on December 5, and the telecast's award-winning ...

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Seven Young Actors Chosen to Play the Von Trapp Kids in The Sound of Music Telecast, Starring Carrie Underwood

Seven Young Actors Chosen to Play the Von Trapp Kids in The Sound of Music Telecast, Starring Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood—uh, we mean Maria—has found her students! After a nationwide search, seven young actors have been announced to play the Von Trapp children in the forthcoming NBC live broadcast of The Sound of Music on December 5.

The Sound of Music will feature newcomers Ariane Rinehart as Liesl, Michael Nigro as Fredrich, Ella Watts-Gorman as Louisa, Joe ...

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Top 10! Lilla Crawford, Laura Benanti & Patina Miller Casting Buzz Powers the Week's Most-Read Stories

Top 10! Lilla Crawford, Laura Benanti & Patina Miller Casting Buzz Powers the Week's Most-Read Stories

There was casting news galore this week, and theater fans couldn't get enough of our coverage of the famous faces who'll join Into the Woods, The Sound of Music, Annie and Aladdin. To catch up with these stories and other exclusive features, click below for the top 10 stories on Broadway.com from September 13 to September 19 ...

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Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle Join Carrie Underwood in NBC’s The Sound of Music

Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle Join Carrie Underwood in NBC’s The Sound of Music

The Tony-winning trio of Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming live production of The Sound of Music, starring Carrie Underwood as would-be nun-turned-governess Maria and Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The musical will air on the peacock network on December 5, directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller ...

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