Carrie Underwood will take center stage as Maria von Trapp in a live NBC broadcast of The Sound of Music, USA Today reports. The show is schedule for the 2013 holiday season. NBC tapped Smash producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for the broadcast.
"We're thrilled to be presenting the Broadway version of The Sound of Music live," said Zadan and Meron in a press release."Having Carrie Underwood as the star brings it to a new generation who will fall in love with it for the first time as many millions of people already have. It's a particular joy to us as producers to see this amazing artist stretch into new territory with this classic musical."
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