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NBC’s ‘Sound of Music Live’: Hollywood’s Best Reactions

NBC’s ‘Sound of Music Live’: Hollywood’s Best ReactionsNBC’s ‘Sound of Music Live’: Hollywood’s Best Reactions

NBC certainly went out on a limb with its three-hour production of “Sound of Music,” which aired live on Thursday night and sparked a lot of commentary on Twitter.

Led by Grammy winner Carrie Underwood and “True Blood” star Stephen Moyer, it also starred Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle.

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The reported $9 million production was a big part of the network’s holiday programming roll out. Set to air at least one more time before Christmas, NBC reportedly hopes it can air annually as a holiday mainstay.

“Smash” producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan headed up the production, which was based on the original 1959 Broadway production of “The Sound of Music,” starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel.

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But of course, most viewers are better acquainted with the 1965 film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. So, NBC’s take had big shoes to fill.

What did those in the entertainment industry have to say about the gutsy production?

See below for their best tweets about “Sound of Music Live”:

Tonight they will finally put back the original scene where Von Trapp sucks the blood out of Maria. #soml

— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) December 6, 2013

Habits off to the entire cast/crew of @SoundofMusic Nice work to you all! #pulleditoff #hardtodo #talentedpeeps #SoundofMusic

— Cameron (@CameronDiaz) December 6, 2013

Wonder why they remade this

— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 6, 2013

Nuns are dope so far! Way better than sister act. #SoundofMusic

— Echo Kellum (@EchoK) December 6, 2013

I may be the wrong person to weigh in (Snow White Duet?) but I'm glad a network is taking a chance with #TheSoundOfMusic #FunAndSweet

— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 6, 2013

I'm watching some painful Austrian soap opera. #SOML

— Patrick Gilmore (@PatrickGilmore) December 6, 2013

Wow there's so much fake fun happening! #SOML

— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) December 6, 2013

Both my goosebumps and my "sing it bitch" hand might never go down. @AudraEqualityMc #SoundOfMusic

— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 6, 2013

Why is Maria wearing a long version of Nancy Kerrigan's 1994 Olympics dress? #TheSoundOfMusicLive

— Cara Lynn Shultz (@caralynnshultz) December 6, 2013

Please let Alexander Skarsgard be a shirtless Nazi! #TheSoundOfMusicLive

— Eitan (@EitanTheWriter) December 6, 2013

@LauraBenanti killing it!

— Kevin Rahm (@KevinRahm) December 6, 2013

Yeah, Rolf's a Nazi, but that booty tho. #TheSoundOfMusicLive

— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes) December 6, 2013

The Von Traps make my fam look almost normal

— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 6, 2013


— Lindsay Hollister (@LindsHollister) December 6, 2013

Only in 1940s Austria can a Vampire fall in love with a Country singer #TheSoundOfMusicLive

— Drew Champion (@drewchamps) December 6, 2013

I would NOT trust my litter of children with Carrie Underwood without a Governess Cam. #TheSoundOfMusicLive #SOML

— Michelle Collins (@michcoll) December 6, 2013

The post NBC’s ‘Sound of Music Live’: Hollywood’s Best Reactions appeared first on TheWrap.

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