NBC's 'Sound of Music' Producers on Live Show Fears and Big Expectations (Q&A)

In a few hours, the curtain goes up on NBC's ambitious live production of The Sound of Music.

The one-night, three-hour event brings to life the Broadway musical (which spawned the Oscar-winning 1965 film with Julie Andrews), this time with Carrie Underwood and True Blood's Stephen Moyer leading an accomplished theater cast that includes Tony winners Audra McDonald, Christian Borhle and Laura Benanti.

NBC is taking a big gamble with what it hopes will become a holiday season mainstay for years to come, with sources telling The Hollywood Reporter that the price tag for the live Sound of Music production . The network has already made available a 22-song soundtrack featuring Underwood on iTunes, with plans to encore Sound of Music prior to Christmas and a DVD on Dec. 17, in time for holiday gift-giving.  Read More...


 


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