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The Sound of Music Live!
Release Date: December 05, 2013
|Slogan||:||«The beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical is performed live for TV audiences.»|
|Genres||:||TV Movie, Drama, Family, Music|
|Production Companies||:||NBC Studios, Sony Pictures Television Studios, Storyline Entertainment, Universal Television|
|Director||:||Beth McCarthy-Miller, Rob Ashford|
|Producers||:||Craig Zadan, Bernard Telsey, Neil Meron, Abbie Brady-Dalton, Priscilla Taussig|
|Writers||:||Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay, Austin Winsberg, Russel Crouse|
The Sound of Music Live! is a television special that was originally broadcast by NBC on December 5, 2013. Produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the special was an adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway musical The Sound of Music, starring country singer Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, performed and televised live from Grumman Studios in Bethpage, New York. Meron felt that if the telecast were successful, the concept could become "another kind of entertainment that can exist on TV." By her request, Underwood's casting as Maria was personally endorsed by Julie Andrews, who starred in the 1965 film.