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The Sound of Music

Jessica Goodman

Stephen Moyer Isn't Paying Attention To Critics | Jessica Goodman | Posted 11.26.2013 | TV

Stephen Moyer doesn't really remember the first time he saw "The Sound of Music," but since his first childhood viewing he's seen it "f--king hundreds...

FIRST LOOK: Carrie Underwood Takes On Iconic Role

Posted 09.16.2013 | TV

"The Sound of Music" has added Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle to its cast. Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer lead the NBC musical ...

The New Captain Von Trapp | Posted 10.23.2013 | TV

"True Blood" star Stephen Moyer has been cast in NBC's live holiday production of "The Sound of Music." Moyer will portray World War I hero and sin...

Memories of Wartime

George Heymont | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

For many baby boomers, the first images of war they remember did not come from the news. Instead, they were from an extremely popular documentary television series that aired on NBC in 1952 and 1953 and was subsequently made into a feature film.

In Search of the Sound of Music in Salzburg, Austria

Rachel Chang | Posted 08.15.2013 | Travel
Rachel Chang

Whenever anyone asked me why I was going to Salzburg, I "blamed" the movie musical The Sound of Music. Often, I was met with eyes popping with delight. But I had yet to find a moment that was truly worthy of that reaction.

WATCH: 'Sound Of Music' Remix Vindicates The Baroness

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.07.2013 | Women

Baroness Schraeder gets a bad rap in "The Sound of Music." She's portrayed as the villain in the first half of the film -- Captain Von Trapp's ric...

European Set-Jetting: Lights, Camera, Travel

Kensington Tours | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Both globetrotters and entertainment critics alike will agree that Europe sets the stage for some of the world's greatest adventures, from Greece in Mamma Mia to France in Les Misérables. What film will inspire your next holiday?

The Difference Between What's Hot and What Lasts

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are a lot of things that are popular and commercial, but aren't very good. Or are just good enough. Consider Justin Bieber: It's not that the kid isn't talented; it's that he's only just talented enough.

What To Watch This Christmas

Posted 12.21.2012 | TV

As Christmas Day draws nearer, the networks have begun ramping up their holiday programming, dusting off old classics like "It's A Wonderful Life" and...

'The Sound Of Music' Finds Its Maria

Posted 12.02.2012 | TV

Carrie Underwood will star in NBC's "The Sound of Music" as Maria von Trapp. Underwood will headline NBC's live broadcast of the iconic musical. "...

The Sound Of Music Returns To Salzburg

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

One of the world's best-loved musicals has been staged -- for the very first time -- in Salzburg, Austria. Andreas Gergen, the show's Musical Director has successfully brought to life a living piece of history. Why has it taken so long to come home?

Theater: Holiday Treats Sound of Music and A Christmas Story

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

It seems like almost every possible Christmas-themed show has already been turned into a holiday musical hoping to become an annual perennial on the road or in local community theater. Compared to Elf and The Grinch, A Christmas Story: The Musical feels positively charming.

From Stage to Screen and Then Back Again

George Heymont | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

In recent decades, movie musicals that began as full-length animation features and original movie musicals have become multi-million dollar stage vehicles drawing audiences into theatres in cities around the world.

Fäulein Maria Bids Adieu at Jacob's Pillow

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 10.28.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

The true craftsmanship of the work shines through as audiences open to ideas, perhaps uncomfortable, and are allowed the breathing room and encouragement that makes it OK to laugh.

Operatic Incubator Celebrates Decade of Excellence at Essex House

Jim Luce | Posted 09.16.2012 | New York
Jim Luce

Poverty, sickness, and violence represent humanity at its worst. We must each, individually and collectively, address such societal problems.

NBC Alive With 'The Sound Of Music' Live Broadcast

Posted 06.30.2012 | TV

"The Sound of Music" is coming to NBC. The network will partner with "Smash" producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to air a live broadcast of the class...

Favorite Movie Dads Kids Will Love

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

The greatest dads are guys who inspire us to do our best. They're men we can look up to and who always have our back, no matter what. If you're lookin...

What 'The Sound of Music' Meant to This Single Mother

Bonnie St. John | Posted 07.13.2012 | Women
Bonnie St. John

We seldom celebrate the kind of moral and personal courage that Maria von Trapp exhibited. But that's the kind of 'happily ever after' that resonated for the battle-weary single mom who raised me.

Jo Piazza

Who Would Julie Andrews Cast In 'Sound Of Music' Remake? | Jo Piazza | Posted 04.18.2012 | Celebrity

Speaking to Julie Andrews in person is exactly like talking to a hybrid of Mary Poppins and Maria von Trapp -- particularly when she tells you in a te...

Poem: Never All Things at Once

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 06.09.2012 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

Image by Jamie Isenstein, courtesy of Andrew Kreps Gallery Never All Things at Once White blossoms or green leaves, not both. "Edelweiss" with the C...

First Nighter: Encores! Series' Pipe Dream Almost a Dream Come True

David Finkle | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Of course, when songs so ebullient and/or passionate are this good, who's going to complain? Although a number of the Encores! dust-offs have moved to Broadway, this one certainly won't. Never mind, since it has enough going for it right where it is.

The Spa Who Loved Me

Susan Michals | Posted 05.20.2012 | Travel
Susan Michals

The big draw here is "The Cure."

6 Famous Movies That Wouldn't Cut It as Silent Films

Katie Hawkes | Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment
Katie Hawkes

If I learned anything from the 3D trend, it's that every big movie deserves a second rodeo if it comes back in a different form. But further pondering led me to realize that not every film would be quite so successful sans dialogue.

Eliot Nelson

Mitt Romney's Favorite Things (VIDEO) | Eliot Nelson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens/Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens/Brown paper packages tied up with strings/These are a few of...

My Favorite Nightmares, Homeless Style

Joel John Roberts | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Raindrops on tents, with weather so cold. To us, rain's a nuisance; to some, it's a mess. Bright copp...