From executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Smash, Hairspray, Chicago) comes the most highly anticipated television
event of the year: The Sound of Music Live. Country music superstar, Carrie Underwood, stars in her acting debut as Maria with
Stephen Moyer (True Blood) as Captain von Trapp in the classic rodgers and Hammerstein musical which will be broadcast
nationwide on NBC in a three-hour live broadcast on december 5, 2013. The Sound of Music album is the companion piece
to this sure-to-be-spectacular event and is a studio recording that includes all of the musical numbers that will appear in the live
One of the most popular stage and film musicals of all time, The Sound of Music is based on the true story of a young novice nun
who falls in love with Captain von Trapp and his seven children set against the backdrop of nazi-occupied austria. The biggest jewel
in the rodgers and Hammerstein crown, The Sound of Music contains some of the most famous songs ever written: “The Sound of
Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “do-re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Climb ev’ry Mountain” and “Edelweiss.”
Accompanying Underwood and Moyer are Tony award
®-winning TV stars Audra Mcdonald (Private Practice, Porgy & Bess,
ragtime), Laura Benanti (Go On, Royal Pains, Gypsy) and Christian Borle (Smash, Peter & the Starcatchers, Thoroughly Modern
Millie). Five-time Tony®-winner Mcdonald will portray Mother Abbess, with Benanti as Elsa Schrader and Borle as Max Dettweiler.
The Sound of Music will be a faithful adaptation of the original stage musical and is destined to become a beloved holiday special for years to come. So get ready, both novices and fans of
The Sound of Music alike, to experience the most
joyful, most emotional and most musical family adventure of them all.