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Television Review: Carrie Underwood in NBC’s Live ‘Sound of Music’

NBC tried to graft audiences’ love for a 1965 movie onto the fascination with reality shows Thursday night in a live “Sound of Music,” starring Carrie Underwood.   Read More...     //tv.nytimes.com/2013/12/07/arts/television/carrie-underwood-stars-in-nbcs-live-sound-of-music.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

‘The Sound of Music Live’ Reviews: Critics Think Carrie Underwood’s Acting Is Biggest Problem

NBC aired a three-hour live performance of “The Sound of Music” on Thursday and audiences absolutely loved tuning in to  talk about it , even if it wasn’t all that good — as more than a few television critics declared. The adaptation of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical following a woman’s journey from Austrian convent to governess was produced by  Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, and starred singer Carrie Underwood as Maria Rainer and Stephen Moyer (“True Blood”) as Captain Von Trapp.   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/the-sound-of-music-live-carrie-underwood-nbc-reviews

The Sound of Music Live: TV Review

It’s easy to remember a musical for its songs. That is, after all, what makes a musical different from every other kind of narrative: The characters will shout to the rafters in full throat, revealing things they just can’t speak, because the music gives them leave to lay themselves bare. And the songs in The Sound of Music are sublime. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II knew their way around a tune and these numbers — from “My Favorite Things” to “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” to the indefatigable “Do-Re-Mi” — have endured since the Broadway production bowed in 1959 for good reason. But the story lives in the hearts of audiences because of Robert Wise ’s 1965 film adaptation starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer as Maria, the would-be nun trying to quench her yearning heart, and Captain Von Trapp, the stoic Austrian unwilling to reignite his. Andrews’ undeniable empathy and Plummer’s prickly sensuality sold that love story to a generation, who’ve since passed it down to every other.  Read More...   //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/AGVJ6Xz1qpo/story01.htm

'Sound of Music' Live: 5 Standout Moments

Snark aside, what impressed about the NBC production? THR finds the highlights. The live television performance of The Sound of Music brought a cavalcade of snark to the internet on Thursday night, but for all those attitudinal jabs, there were also plenty of impressive moments to the ambitious undertaking. THR runs down five highlights from NBC's production.  Read More...   //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/0s5fQtE0ndo/story01.htm

'The Sound of Music Live!' recap: Does Carrie Underwood deliver?

HitFix's Liane Bonin Starr recaps NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!" and weighs in on what works, what doesn't, and what was just a big mistake.  Read More... //www.hitfix.com/starr-raving/the-sound-of-music-live-recap-does-carrie-underwood-deliver