Lady Gaga Solves the Maria Problem with Stunning Sound of Music Medley

The music performances at tonight's Oscars have run the gamut from underwhelming (Rita Ora) to frenetic ("Everything Is Awesome") to moving and gorgeous ("Glory"). And now, thanks to Lady Gaga's beautiful Sound of Music medley, we add gut-wrenchingly nostalgic and beautiful to the list. » 2/22/15 11:35pm 2/22/15 11:35pm

Something Good: Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer to Reunite

Point: No scene in the history of cinema has ever had as much sexual tension as Maria and Captain Von Trapp dancing the Ländler in 1965's The Sound of Music. Counterpoint: Yes, that first point is correct. So will Sound of Music stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer be able to recreate the drama of that… » 1/21/15 1:50pm 1/21/15 1:50pm

The Five Most Excruciating Moments From Sound of Music, Live!

Last night, a total of 18.5 MILLION viewers tuned in to NBC's Sound of Music Live! and if Twitter and our own liveblog was any indication, at least 18 million of those 18.5 million people showed up to hate-watch. » 12/06/13 2:10pm 12/06/13 2:10pm

It's Time for Our Sound of Music, Live! Liveblog!

Break out your dress made of curtains and a good Austrian wine (may I suggest a grüner veltliner?)! It's time for our Sound of Music liveblog! The show might be good (it does have Audra McDonald and Laura Benanti in it after all), the show might be bad (yes, probably this), but either way, we'll weather the storm… » 12/05/13 8:00pm 12/05/13 8:00pm

​Jezebel's Advent Calendar of Crap, Day 2: The Sound of Music, Live!

Welcome back to Jezebel's Advent Calendar of Crap, an accounting of the pop cultural travesties barreling down the track towards us. Yesterday, we discussed the sadly inevitable Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Today's edition: NBC's insultingly unnecessary live production of The Sound of Music. » 12/03/13 5:10pm 12/03/13 5:10pm

Sound of Music, Live! Teaser Will Not Be Your New Favorite Thing

Much like the Nazis' invasion of Salzburg, Sound of Music, Live! is coming whether we like it or not. Here's a teaser for the live television event that will air December 5th on NBC. » 11/08/13 11:50am 11/08/13 11:50am

Carrie Underwood Will Play Maria in The Sound of Music: The Stages of…

NBC has just announced that country singer and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood will portray Maria Von Trapp — the role originally played to perfection by the radiant Julie Andrews — in a TV remake of The Sound of Music. There are no words for what we are feeling about this atrocity. Instead: the Kübler-Ross… » 11/30/12 7:45pm 11/30/12 7:45pm

Why The Sound Of Music Reunion Is So Exciting

We got some big news this week, and it was that the entire Sound of Music cast is reuniting, for the first time since 1965, on Oprah. Read it again, it's still true. And this is so, so wonderful. » 9/29/10 6:09pm 9/29/10 6:09pm

Odl Lay Hee: Julie Andrews Might Sing Again

Andrews, who lost the ability to hold a note after surgery in 1997, may get synthetic vocal cords. One researcher says "We've tested them in animals and the initial results are going quite well." Are there singing lab rats?!?!? [Guardian] » 10/22/09 2:30pm 10/22/09 2:30pm

R.I.P. Betty Allen

Betty Allen, who overcame a childhood of incredible challenges to become a world-renowned mezzo-soprano and voice teacher, has died at 83. Ms. Allen was also a famed arts administrator, running the Harlem School of the Arts for 13 years. [NYT] » 6/25/09 1:40pm 6/25/09 1:40pm

In Which We Take A Small Time Out From The Depressing News Of The Day

So the news has been very depressing this weekend. And while it is important to continue discussing such depressing topics, I thought we could afford a few minutes of distraction, courtesy of Maria Von Trapp. » 4/26/09 3:30pm 4/26/09 3:30pm

Von Trapped: The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Infighting

It seems Fraulein Maria wasn't all sweetness and light...and as a third generation takes over, her family's still living down the Von Trapp name. » 12/26/08 2:30pm 12/26/08 2:30pm