Without a doubt, the 12/5/13 live broadcast of “The Sound of Music” with Carrie Underwood was a huge hit from a rating perspective with an average of almost 19 million viewers. 471 more words
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SOML left a gaping hole in our musical theatre hearts. Here’s how to mend it so we’re all good and happy again.
1) As if watching the Mother Superior singing “My Favorite Things” with Carrie Underwood (right after she tells Carrie Underwood that she shouldn’t sing in the convent BTW) wasn’t bad enough, then NBC had to go ahead and cut “Confidence.” But then again, would we have wanted to add it to the long list of songs Carrie Underwood butchered? 262 more words
I was named after Julie Andrews. My maiden name is Julie Ann Richards. My mom wanted to call me Melody (gag me), but thankfully, my dad intervened and suggested Julie Ann because Julie Andrews was becoming popular in 1958 when I was born (OMG……I just revealed my age of 39….it’s the new math so just stop trying to figure it out!). 729 more words
'Sound of Music': Laura Benanti talks live performance, Carrie Underwood, and why musicals are ready for a comeback
TV fans may already know Laura Benanti from roles on Go On, The Playboy Club, Law and Order:SVU, and many others. And of course theater lovers have long been fans of the Tony-winning Broadway performer. 1,384 more words
So, let me get this right!
NBC spends 9 million dollars to bring us a free, LIVE production into our living rooms, hires a formidable cast of singers and actors of considerable fame who are not intimidated to sing LIVE over a three-hour time period, hires a LIVE orchestra, technicians, engineers and Heaven knows who or what else and the reaction is basically a whiny “I could do better” rant from the media. 560 more words