Time is dwindling as NBC’s Live stage production of “The Sound of Music” nears. Carrie Underwood, starring as Maria von Trapp, and the von Trapp children were set to perform a special number during NBC’s telecast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, however, given weather conditions and increased risk for illness just a week before the big day, NBC and TSOM production made an 11th hour decision Wed night to cancel the performance. Michael Campayno (Rolf) and Ariane Rinehart (Liesl) were on hand to perform “Sixteen Going On Seventeen.” That didn’t stop NBC from airing a special new promotion of dress rehearsal footage. Check it out below!
Also in the cast are Stephen Moyer (“True Blood”) as Capt. Georg von Trapp, five-time Tony & two-time Grammy winner Audra McDonald (“Private Practice”) as Mother Abbess, Tony Award winner Christian Borle (“Smash”) as Max Detweiler, and Tony winner Laura Benanti (“Go On”) as Elsa Schrader, the captain’s one-time fiancee. Produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, the feature will be directed by Rob Ashford (“Evita”) and Beth McCarthy-Miller (“30 Rock”). The one-time LIVE event will broadcast from Long Island Thursday, Dec 5 starting at 8/7c!