As previously reported, country music superstar Carrie Underwood, who hails from Checotah, will appear on NBC’s “Today,” where she will give an exclusive interview with Natalie Morales about tonight’s highly anticipated broadcast of “The Sound of Music Live!”
Underwood’s appearance this morning also will include a look behind the scenes on the set of “The Sound of Music Live!” with co-star Stephen Moyer (“True Blood”).
The three-hour production of “The Sound of Music Live!” will air at 7 tonight on NBC.
Underwood will star as Maria and Moyer will play Capt. Georg Von Trapp. “The Sound of Music Live!” also features Audra McDonald (“Private Practice”), who has won five Tony Awards and two Grammys, as Mother Abbess; Tony Award winner Christian Borle (“Smash”), who will portray von Trapp family friend Max Detweiler; and Tony winner Laura Benanti (“Go On”), who will portray Elsa Schrader, the captain’s one-time fiancee.
The live holiday spectacular is based on the original 1959 Broadway production of “The Sound of Music,” starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel.
The music and lyrics for “The Sound of Music” were written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, respectively, with a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The iconic story centers on a young woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the seven children of a widowed naval officer.
To read my column on the show, click here.