Carrie Underwood to star in 'Sound of Music' broadcast

Carrie Underwood is about to set the hills alive.

Carrie Underwood

The Grammy winner will play Maria von Trapp in the broadcast of the original stage version of “The Sound of Music” on NBC.

"Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn't be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp," Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a press release. "She was an iconic woman who will now be played by an iconic artist."

“Smash” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will also produce the live broadcast.

"We're thrilled to be presenting the Broadway version of 'The Sound of Music' live," Zadan and Meron, said in a statement. "And having Carrie Underwood as the star brings it to a new generation who will fall in love with it for the first time as many millions of people already have. It's a particular joy to us as producers to see this amazing artist stretch into new territory with this classic musical."

The three-hour event will be broadcast during next year’s holidays, though a precise air date is unknown.

Julie Andrews famously played von Trapp in the 1965 film version, which won an Oscar.

- Carrie Underwood

Written by: KurtK26
Nov 30th, 2012, 2:08 pm


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Va-va-va-voom! I pretty much just stared at the photo and didn't read the story.

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