“I regret to inform you that my wedding to Captain Von Trapp has been cancelled…”

Another side of the story, for those who caught the movie, again, last night, or those who can sing it all in their sleep: Dear friends, family, and Austrian nobility, Captain Von Trapp and I are very sorry to inform you that we no longer plan to wed. We offer our deepest apologies to those [Read More...]

The hills are alive—again: “Sound of Music” redo planned for NBC

And this is a good idea…why??  Huh? From the Hollywood Reporter:  NBC is redoing the classic musical The Sound of Music in a live broadcast, casting Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp. To shepherd the live three-hour event, which will air during next year’s holiday season, NBC is re-teaming with Smash producersCraig Zadan and Neil Meron(Chicago, Hairspray), who have also been tapped to [Read More...]

RIP "Liesl": model for "Sound of Music" character dies

Sad news for those of us who grew up with the film (or caught it last week during one of its many holiday airings). From the AP: Agathe von Trapp, a member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” has died, a longtime friend said [Read More...]