• THE HILLS ARE ALIVE…WITH CARRIE!  photo | Carrie Underwood

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Published: Thursday March 14, 2013 15:00 PM EDT



When NBC airs a live broadcast of The Sound of Music in 2013, you'll see none other than Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, stepping into the iconic role made famous by Julie Andrews in the 1965 film adaptation. "We couldn't be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp," said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment.

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