NBC To Reimagine 'The Sound Of Music' In New Live TV Broadcast

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    Jul 06, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    NBC To Reimagine 'The Sound Of Music' In New Live TV Broadcast


    http://instinctmagazine.com/blogs/blog/nbc-to-reimagine-the-sound-of-music-in-new-live-tv-broadcast
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    Jul 06, 2012 3:34 PM GMT
    Zadan and Meron's track record is pretty good - I love their "Gypsy" with Bette Midler. So I'm taking a wait-and-see attitude until I find out who they cast.

    I'm trying to think of who might make a good Maria and nothing's coming to mind.
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    Aug 26, 2012 7:19 AM GMT
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    Aug 26, 2012 7:32 AM GMT
    NBC has some serious shit for brains.

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    Aug 26, 2012 8:26 AM GMT
    "How about Justin Bieber as Maria Von Trapp, to start?"
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    Aug 26, 2012 8:47 AM GMT
    ^ EPIC!!!

    <3
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    Aug 26, 2012 9:44 AM GMT
    Hell to the NO.

    Why mess with perfection? icon_evil.gif

    I will be watching my copy of TSOM on Blu-Ray instead.
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    Aug 26, 2012 10:12 AM GMT
    ChoklitDaddy saidZadan and Meron's track record is pretty good - I love their "Gypsy" with Bette Midler. So I'm taking a wait-and-see attitude until I find out who they cast.

    I'm trying to think of who might make a good Maria and nothing's coming to mind.

    Sutton Foster
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    Aug 26, 2012 10:15 AM GMT
    My question about this....

    by re-imagining does that mean same musical score - new actors playing the characters, or will they try to "modernize" it or "reboot" it????


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    Aug 26, 2012 10:19 AM GMT
    ConQuest saidMy question about this....

    by re-imagining does that mean same musical score - new actors playing the characters, or will they try to "modernize" it or "reboot" it????




    You can't really replace Nazis and nuns.
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    Aug 26, 2012 10:22 AM GMT
    Coach_Mike said
    ConQuest saidMy question about this....

    by re-imagining does that mean same musical score - new actors playing the characters, or will they try to "modernize" it or "reboot" it????




    You can't really replace Nazis and nuns.


    True but you can replace songs you don't like. They've done it before.

    My fear is that they will try to High School Musical it up so that it appeals to a newer generation. Not that I'm against appealing to the younger generation, I am against fucking up classics.

    I will try to keep an open mind, though.

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    Aug 26, 2012 10:27 AM GMT
    Coach_Mike said
    ChoklitDaddy saidZadan and Meron's track record is pretty good - I love their "Gypsy" with Bette Midler. So I'm taking a wait-and-see attitude until I find out who they cast.

    I'm trying to think of who might make a good Maria and nothing's coming to mind.

    Sutton Foster


    If we're going that young for Maria - I bet $1,000,000 - that they go with Lea Michele from Glee.

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    Aug 26, 2012 10:31 AM GMT
    ConQuest said
    Coach_Mike said
    ChoklitDaddy saidZadan and Meron's track record is pretty good - I love their "Gypsy" with Bette Midler. So I'm taking a wait-and-see attitude until I find out who they cast.

    I'm trying to think of who might make a good Maria and nothing's coming to mind.

    Sutton Foster


    If we're going that young for Maria - I bet $1,000,000 - that they go with Lea Michele from Glee.



    Oh God, please no. You think Sutton Foster is too young? My first choice was Idina Menzel but I thought she might be too old.
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    Aug 26, 2012 10:36 AM GMT
    If it's going to be live they need someone with stage experience. Which I guess Lea Michele has. Damn you Quest! Some gay casting director is going to read this and it's going to be all your fault. Unless they read Neight's suggestion and get the idea to hire Selena Gomez and Justin Beiber.
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    Aug 26, 2012 10:41 AM GMT
    Well, my first thought was Idina Menzel, too. So let's sent those vibes out into the interwebz. I like Idina Menzel.

    Sutton Foster would be good for the oldest daughter. Sorry can't remember the name - the one who sings "I am 16 going on 17."

    It's been years since I have seen the original.



    Or - now that I'm thinking about it - I would be OK with them going the direction of "The Wiz" - and using an all African-American cast. (I do not mean that in any sort of racist offensive way.)

    Queen Latifa - Maria
    Taye Diggs - Captain Von Trapp - I believe Taye played Benny in the original Broadway company of Rent. He can sing.

    Win!
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    Aug 26, 2012 12:50 PM GMT
    El_Crankodor saidI hate the original so utterly that anything they do to change it would be welcome.


    WHAT????Please tell me you don't dislike Julie Andrews. The first time I went to the Macy's Thanksgiving parade it was pouring down rain and I was surprised to find that the celebrities riding in the parade wave to the cameras in front of Macy's and then get off the floats. EXCEPT for Julie Andrews who rode the whole route waving and smiling. The guy in front of me yelled "Now that's a REAL star." (Emmit Smith who had just won Dancing With the Stars stayed on his float too as did Hall and Oates but that was it).
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    Aug 26, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    Oh no! That would be awful!!! icon_eek.gif
    Is there no originality left?!?
    The ORIGINAL Sound Of Music is PERFECT! icon_exclaim.gif
    (And I'm not into musicals at all.....but this one I've loved since a little kid.)

    Tristan
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    Aug 27, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    ^
    That was her return to live theatre, before even the Broadway musical Victor/Victoria. I got to see "Putting It Together" because I was lucky enough to have a Manhattan Theatre Club subscription. (Coincidentally, I also knew the musical director, who later wrote the musical "Grey Gardens," who once confessed back in our twenties that while he lived across the street from me he and his neighbor would peep at me through my apartment windows.)

    I'd imagine most people think of Leslie Anne Warren when they think of the musical "Cinderella," not Julie Andrews, who originated the role on live TV. Speaking of which, if they can reimagine Julie Andrews as Brandy, why not reimagine Maria Von Trapp with someone else?





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    Dec 03, 2013 7:42 AM GMT
    It's this Thursday - Carrie Underwood is supposed to play the Julie Andrews Role. Underwood won on American Idol and has had some country hits - but can she sing a whole Broadway show? Can she act? Is this going to be a disaster? Since it's live, there are no retakes or edits.
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    Dec 06, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
    Caught the last 20 minutes. Struck me as either the best high school version of the show ever or the end of live network musical theatre broadcasts.