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The Sound of Music
Originally posted 10/01/2015 02:35PM
Julie Andrews celebrates her 80th birthday on Thursday, and we could not be more thrilled to have an excuse to revisit our favorite moments of hers – on the stage and screen.
Originally posted 07/21/2015 06:45PM
The sun has set on the remarkable life of Theodore Bikel.
Originally posted 03/06/2015 07:25AM
How do you solve a problem like Maria? For the producers of The Sound of Music, which hit theaters fifty years ago this week, the solution turned out to be Julie Andrews.
Originally posted 12/05/2014 02:10PM
It's not easy being green.
Originally posted 12/06/2013 02:00PM
The Sound of Music sounds suspiciously like the sound of snark.
Thursday night, the new version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical – which was later turned into the iconic 1965 movie starring Julie Andrews – aired live on NBC, with Carrie Underwood and True Blood's Stephen Moyer filling the shoes of Maria and Captain Von Trapp.
But, according to Twitter, the new Sound of Music wasn't really one of viewers' favorite things.
Everyone from Cameron Diaz to DiGiorno's Pizza got in the act, live-Tweeting commentary on the sets, costumes and, of course, how bad Nazis are (thanks for the insight, Cammie D!).
Check out the best of the night below:
Originally posted 12/06/2013 06:35AM
NBC's Sound of Music Live!, starring country star and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood as trilling, hill-hiking governess Maria von Trapp, was like a snow globe with scarcely any flakes.
You could turn it upside down and shake it, really shake it, but no magic ever swirled around that plastic Alpine scene.
I can't imagine it supplanting the 1965 movie, with Julie Andrews singing of warm woolen mittens and larks learning to pray in a voice so purely crystalline it can induce brain freeze.
Originally posted 12/05/2013 11:00PM
Last night Broadway came to NBC with a live broadcast of the beloved musical The Sound of Music. The show lasted for three hours, but felt like 16 going on 17. That said, it was the perfect way to fill the void now that Smash has been cancelled.
Last night's show wasn't a re-telling of the more well-known film version, but was instead the stage version, meaning that for fans of the film, the story was abbreviated, the songs were in a different order and some new songs were added.
Originally posted 12/01/2013 08:30AM
Most dog owners will know that look. The penetrating store from your furry friend that says it's time for dinner, even though it's only the early afternoon.
Carrie Underwood shared a video of her dog Ace trying to telepathically force her to feed him. Watch it below.
"I get the 'supper stare-down' starting at about 4 o'clock!" the animal lover Tweeted.
Originally posted 11/07/2013 09:05AM
They may go weeks without seeing each other, but Carrie Underwood is very clear that trust is a non-issue in her marriage to hockey player Mike Fisher.
"If he goes to a bar with his friends, a tabloid is going to report about it. Same goes for me. Trust is what it is," the singer tells Redbook magazine.
“Either you trust someone or you don’t. And I’ve never trusted anyone more than I trust Mike,” she says.
Originally posted 08/23/2013 04:10PM
The hills are alive … especially at night.
Stephen Moyer, best known as the vampire Bill Compton on HBO's True Blood, will play Capt. Von Trapp to Carrie Underwood's Maria in the live, three-hour NBC production of the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music, to air Dec. 5, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Depending on how dedicated you are to the 1965 film version of The Sound of Music – which starred Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer at the Captain – this may or may not be music to your ears.
English actor Moyer, 43, recently played the role of crooked lawyer Billy Flynn in a Hollywood Bowl production of the musical Chicago. Now he is set to portray the stern Austrian widower who falls for the bubbly governess of his seven children, to be played by Underwood, 30.
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