Studio Recording of Sound of Music Live!, With Carrie Underwood, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, Laura Benanti, Released Dec. 3

By Adam Hetrick
03 Dec 2013

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The studio soundtrack companion to the NBC broadcast of The Sound of Music Live!, featuring Carrie Underwood, Audra McDonald and more, is released Dec. 3 from Sony Masterworks.

Airing Dec. 5 on NBC at 8 PM, the three-hour production is based on the original 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical, which starred Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel. The 22-track album features studio recordings of all the musical numbers performed in the live broadcast.

Read the Playbill.com feature where creative team and cast members from The Sound of Music Live! share their "Favorite Things" from the beloved musical.

Audiences familiar with the original 1959 Broadway stage production will note the inclusion of "How Can Love Survive?" and "No Way to Stop It" (for the characters of Elsa, Max and Capt. Von Trapp), which were not used for the 1965 film adaptation. The track list does show that the Maria and Capt. Von Trapp film duet "Something Good," which replaced "An Ordinary Couple" from the stage version, will be used for the upcoming broadcast. Maria's solo "I Have Confidence" is not included.



Six-time Grammy Award winner Underwood stars as Maria with Stephen Moyer as World War I hero Capt. Georg Von Trapp. The cast also boasts five-time Tony winner McDonald as Mother Abbess, Tony winner Laura Benanti as Elsa Schrader, Tony winner Christian Borle as Max Dettweiler and Tony nominee Christiane Noll as Sister Margaretta.

Read about the complete cast here.

The music and lyrics for The Sound of Music were written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, respectively, with a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.

The track list follows:

"Preludium"
"The Sound of Music"
"Maria"
"My Favorite Things"
"Do-Re-Mi"
"Sixteen Going On Seventeen"
"The Lonely Goatherd"
"How Can Love Survive?"
"Reprise: The Sound of Music"
"The Grand Waltz"
"Landler"
"So Long, Farewell"
"Climb Ev'ry Mountain"
"No Way To Stop It"
"Something Good"
"Processional & Maria (The Wedding)"
"Reprise: Sixteen Going On Seventeen"
"Reprise: Do-Re-Mi (The Concert)"
"Edelweiss (The Concert)"
"Reprise: So Long, Farewell (The Concert)"
"Finale Ultimo: Climb Ev'ry Mountain"
"End Credits"

The TV musical is executive-produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford will serve as directors.

The presentation will be produced by Universal Television.