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Carrie Underwood is the New Maria von Trapp

Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer star as the newest von Trapps in NBC's live performance of The Sound of Music.
Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer star as the newest von Trapps in NBC’s live performance of The Sound of Music.

NBC has announced their special holiday show this winter: The Sound of Music, based on the original Broadway musical. Carrie Underwood will star as Maria von Trapp in the beloved story of a young woman who falls in love with Captain von Trapp and his seven children. This new version will be the faithful adaptation of the original stage musical, in order to retell the story to a whole new generation. The entire show will be broadcast live, which will add a magical twist to the heartwarming story.

This three hour live event will be broadcast on December 5th at 8pm on NBC. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will executive produce with their resume including Smash, Hairspray and Chicago. Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford will serve as directors. Carrie Underwood will be playing Maria von Trapp, and it was recently announced that Stephen Moyer (True Blood) will appear opposite Underwood as Captain von Trapp. Moyer comes into this role after recently wrapping up his character Billy Flynn in the musical production Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl just last month.

Julie Andrews starred in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical in the film version of The Sound of Music and became one of the biggest worldwide box office hits of all time. It also contains a few of the most famous songs ever written for the stage, such as our favorite “Do-Re-Mi” and “My Favorite Things.”