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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘The Sound of Music’

Julie Andrews Opens Up About Why Her Marriage Was Successful

Julie Andrews has worn many hats on both screen and stage over the course of a decades-long career, but one of the things she’s most proud of has nothing to do with her professional life; rather, it’s her 41-year marriage to director Blake Edwards. Edwards passed away in 2010, but Andrews recently opened up about their relationship and says that …

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Lady Gaga Dominated Oscars Social Media Chatter

The most talked-about moment of Sunday night’s Academy Awards wasn’t an actual award announcement – it was a musical performance. Lady Gaga’s unanimously-praised performance of a Sound of Music medley garnered the most social media chatter during the broadcast – both on Facebook and Twitter. According to Facebook, Lady Gaga’s The Sound of Music medley and Julie Andrews’ appearance onstage …

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Julie Andrews Surprises Fans, Thanks Lady Gaga at Oscars

Julie Andrews not only made a surprise appearance at the 2015 Oscars on Sunday, she also thanked Lady Gaga for her beautiful performance of a medley of songs from The Sound of Music. Julie Andrews, of course, starred in The Sound of Music–50 years ago. Lady Gaga included popular songs from the 1965 film, including “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things” and …

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Maria Von Trapp: The Last of “The Sound of Music” Children Dies at 99

Maria von Trapp, the last remaining member of the original seven von Trapp children, died Tuesday night at 99 years old. Maria and her family’s story inspired one of the most famous musicals of all time: The Sound of Music. Her half-brother Johannes confirmed her death on Saturday. Maria outlived most of her siblings, which surprised many who knew the …

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NBC Plans a Peter Pan Live Production

At the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Ca, NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt announced NBC’s plans for the upcoming television year. He revealed Parks and Recreation seventh season renewal, and unveiled two new miniseries. The eight episode miniseries, based on an Australian drama called The Slap, follows the repercussions of slapping a non-relative child. Their other mini-series, Emerald …

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Eleanor Parker, “Sound Of Music” Actress, Dies At Age 91

There has been yet another day in the past week in Hollywood. Eleanor Parker is the latest Hollywood icon to pass away, dying at the age of 91. She was known to most people from her role in The Sound Of Music, a classic musical which shot her co-star Julie Andrews to fame. Parker died on December 9th due to …

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Carrie Underwood Says We All Need Jesus

Carrie Underwood had a short but sweet response to those who weren’t feeling her performance as Maria von Trapp in last week’s live broadcast of “The Sound Of Music”, and it’s gone viral. Underwood, a country star who made it big on “American Idol”, was an odd choice for many, including the real von Trapp family, who said they wanted …

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Audra McDonald Tops in Sound of Music Live Broadcast

Audra McDonald is being credited with ‘saving’ the live broadcast of The Sound of Music on NBC Thursday night. Starring Carrie Underwood in the lead role as Maria (played by Julie Andrews in the film version), McDonald outshone Underwood. But then again, Carrie Underwood isn’t an actress. Audra McDonald has appeared on Broadway. In fact, the former Private Practice star …

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Von Trapp Family Didn’t Want Carrie Underwood, Either

Carrie Underwood has taken a lot of hits for her starring role in the television remake of “The Sound Of Music”, and has even gotten death threats. Apparently the public didn’t take too kindly to the “American Idol” alum stepping into Julie Andrews’ shoes. But as it turns out, the real von Trapp family didn’t want her, either. “It’s just …

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Carrie Underwood Receives Support From Julie Andrews

Sure, you know and love the 1965 Hollywood movie musical classic, The Sound of Music, starring the legendary Julie Andrews. But now you get a chance to see the musical as it was meant to be, in its stage form, right from the comfort of your own couch. On December 5th, NBC will air the full-scale, blowout, elaborate Broadway inspired …

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Carrie Underwood: Broadcasts, Musicals, & CMA Awards

Carrie Underwood has been a busy woman lately! With co-hosting “Good Morning America”, her upcoming move to New York for her starring role in “The Sound of Music”, and the announcement that she will be co-hosting the CMA Awards again this year, it seems as though we will be seeing a lot of the country music super-star in the upcoming …

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