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'Sound of Music Live!' Performs Well in Ratings Despite Negative Reviews

The live TV special drew 18.5 million viewers, marking the biggest number of audience for any entertainment show on NBC this season.  Read More... //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00066446.html

The Sound of Music Live: Von Trapp Family Wanted Anne Hathaway Instead of Carrie Underwood

For weeks, die-hard fans of The Sound of Music grumbled and moaned about the forthcoming live revival that would air on NBC, many pointing out that Carrie Underwood is no Julie Andrews (to be fair, no one is). And it looks like the von Trapp family — the family on which the play/film is based — is in agreement. Their preferred choice for the role of Maria? That would be polarizing Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway. The great-grandson of Maria von Trapp, Myles von Trapp Derbyshire, told ABC News... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/HW6zVfMZZVI/2013-12-06-sound-of-music-carrie-underwood-anne-hathaway

Live Performance of ‘Sound of Music’ Is Big Hit for NBC

The musical, starring Carrie Underwood, drew 18.5 million viewers, the network’s largest nonsports Thursday night audience since 2009.   Read More...   //www.nytimes.com/2013/12/07/business/media/live-performance-of-sound-of-music-is-big-hit-for-nbc.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Highs and Lows of The Sound of Music Live

  The dust has settled, the sets have been struck, and “Do Re Mi” has been reprised for the very last time: It is the day after NBC’s mammoth production of The Sound of Music Live , and it is necessary to discuss what went down. What were a few of our favorite things? (Let’s not beat around the bush: We were living for Audra McDonald and the Baroness.) What were the lowlights? (Besides you-know-who’s talking scenes?) Before we must say so long and farewell, let’s relive all of those big moments together.  Read More... //www.vulture.com/2013/12/the-sound-of-music-live-highs-lows.html

The Sound of Music Live: A Huge Hit That Will Likely Mean More Big TV Events

  The hills were alive after all: NBC's live staging of The Sound of Music, starring Carrie Underwood, turned out to be a ratings triumph for the Peacock. According to Nielsen, the three-hour musical event drew an estimated 18.5 million viewers and earned a 4.6 rating among those under 50. The Sound of Music Live was easily the most-watched show on TV last night (at least in same-day ratings); among younger viewers, SOML tied CBS's The Big Bang Theory for first. Edel-wow! These numbers represent a big win for NBC Entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt, for whom Sound was the definition of a pet project. The exec, a former Broadway producer ( 9 to 5 ), was intimately involved in the production, so much so that he was front and center during portions of the making-of special NBC aired last week to promote last night's broadcast. His interest wasn't just a reflection of his Broadway roots, however; Greenblatt and other broadcast executives have realized that in the era of on-demand viewing, getting viewers to sit down in front of their TV screens for an original broadcast's first airing will require more extraordinary efforts in the vein of Sound . "We need to be in the event business," Greenblatt told reporters last July. With last night's success, expect the networks to keep trying to make Must-See (It Now) TV.  Read More... //www.vulture.com/2013/12/sound-of-music-live-ratings-high.html

After 'Sound of Music Live!': 6 other musicals to consider for TV

NBC's "The Sound of Music, Live!" production was a big hit for NBC on Dec. 5, so it seems almost guaranteed that the network will try to recreate that magic at a future date. The live stage reproduction of one of the most beloved musicals of all time earned some mixed responses, but the general consensus was that the Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer-led production was quite fun. If NBC -- or another network -- does decide to give another go at a live musical special event, then they've got a whole lot of good choices to choose from. But to strike the right note of family-friendly tone and holiday vibe, here are some suggestions that Zap2it thinks would do particularly well. "Wicked" This musical retelling of "The Wizard of Oz" has become a modern Broadway classic, but even those who aren't fans of "Wicked" will find plenty to love in this story. Unlike a... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/after-sound-of-music-live-6-other-musicals-to-consider-for-tv.html

‘The Sound of Music Live’: The Stars Weigh In

Last night's broadcast of “The Sound of Music Live” featuring Carrie Underwood and “True Blood" star Stephen Moyer spurred a number of celebrities to take to social media to comment, with remarks popping up on the Twitter pages of Miranda Lambert, Cameron Diaz, and Anna Kendrick.  Read More... //blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/12/06/the-sound-of-music-live-the-stars-weigh-in/?mod=WSJBlog

NBC's Live 'Sound of Music': The Best Twitter Reactions

DiGiorno Pizza live-tweeted the entire broadcast, becoming a surprise star of the night. NBC's Sound of Music Live has finally been unleashed. The production, starring Carrie Underwood and True Blood 's Stephen Moyer , cost nearly $9 million to produce -- and caused quite the stir on Twitter, inspiring several trending hashtags and a flurry of tweets.  Read More...   //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/-RsRgVLJrqU/story01.htm

'The Sound of Music Live!': Watch Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, and more sing the classics

A very unique event took place on Thursday (Dec. 5) night: NBC aired a live special of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" starring Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer. So how did they do?You can check out our live blog of the night here, or you can form your own opinions by watching all the performances below:"The Lonely Goatherd""Do-Re-Mi""Maria""Sixteen Going On Seventeen""My Favorite Things""The Sound of Music""Something Good""Climb Ev'ry Mountain""How Can Love Survive""No Way to Stop It""So Long, Farewell""Edelweiss"What was your favorite song? How did Underwood and Moyer do? Let us know in the comments below.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/the-sound-of-music-live-watch-carrie-underwood-stephen-moyer-and-more-sing-the-classics.html

NBC’s ‘Sound of Music Live’: Hollywood’s Best Reactions

NBC certainly went out on a limb with its three-hour production of “Sound of Music,” which aired live on Thursday night and sparked a lot of commentary on Twitter. Led by Grammy winner Carrie Underwood and “True Blood” star Stephen Moyer, it also starred Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle.  Read More... //www.thewrap.com/nbcs-sound-music-live-hollywood-saying/