NBC To Air Live ‘Sound Of Music’ Performance
To broke for Book Of Mormon tickets? Me too. Lucky for us poors, NBC is planning an upcoming live broadcast of The Sound Of Music, produced by the team behind Smash.
According to a statement by NBC via Huffington Post, Smash producers Craig Zaden and Neil Meron won’t remake the iconic film version starring Julie Andrews, but instead staying true to the Rodgers and Hammerstein stage show. All actors, who are currently being cast, will be singing live without pre-recording or lip-synching. Sucks for you, Ashlee Simpson!
NBC also noted that television used to broadcast live performances of musicals throughout the 1950s, so this could be a fun, old time-y thing to brick back. (Nowadays you’re lucky if you see a re-run of that Les Miz anniversary show on PBS.) No air date has been set yet, which should give you plenty of times to learn the lyrics for My Favorite Things. Something about whiskers on kittens and warm woolen mittens, right?