The first poster for the new Sound of Music Live!, starring country star, Carrie Underwood, has finally been released. Fans can start getting excited about the production coming up in just a couple short months.
Underwood is set to play Maria Von Trapp, originally played by Julie Andrews in the 1965 film version, but this time the performance is based on the three-hour original musical and will be taking place on a New York City stage, in front of a live audience. Playing the leading man to Carrie’s “Maria” is Stephen Moyer, of True Blood.
NBC’s chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement at the time her casting was announced, “Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn’t be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria Von Trapp.” Also adding, “She was an iconic woman who will now be played by an iconic artist.”
With the release of the new poster, NBC also announced three new additions to the cast. Christian Borle (Smash) will be playing Max Detweiler, Audra McDonald (Private Practice) will fill the role of the Mother Abbess and Laura Benanti will be the Captain’s former fiancé, Elsa Schrader. Benanti actually played Maria on Broadway back in 1998!
Smash’s production team will be behind all of the magic for The Sound of Music Live! The special will be airing December 5, on NBC!