Carrie Underwood Cast in TV Version of “The Sound of Music”

Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, timeless Broadway musicals—these are (presumably) a few of Carrie Underwood's favorite things.

The Grammy winner will tackle a new artistic challenge when she stars in the iconic role of Maria Von Trapp in NBC's live broadcast of The Sound of Music, based on the original Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical. NBC has tapped Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, producers of the film versions of Chicago and Hairspray, to oversee the project.

“We're thrilled to be presenting the Broadway version of The Sound of Music live,” said Zadan and Meron, “and having Carrie Underwood as the star brings it to a new generation who will fall in love with it for the first time as many millions of people already have.”

A date has not been announced for the live three-hour event, but it is expected to air during the 2013 holiday season.

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