THE SCREENING ROOM: The Hills are Alive! Videos Inspired by The Sound of Music
02 Dec 2013
The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music swept Broadway when it opened in 1959, earning nine Tony Award nominations and winning five. The 1965 film adaptation, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, quickly rose to worldwide fame and adoration, receiving 10 Academy Award nominations and winning five.
In anticipation of the upcoming NBC broadcast The Sound of Music Live!, starring Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle, Playbill.com offers a collection of videos inspired by the musical.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.