Carrie Underwood to Appear in Live Broadcast of ‘The Sound of Music’

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Deadline is reporting that Carrie Underwood has been cast in the iconic role of Maria in NBC’s Live Broadcast of The Sound of Music.

Carrie Underwood is following into Julie Andrews’ footsteps. In her first major acting gig, the Grammy winner has been tapped to star as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s live broadcast of The Sound Of Music. It’s based on the original Broadway musical and is executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, producers of NBC’s Smash and the 2013 Academy Awards. The three-hour event will air near the holidays in 2013.

Following her winning run on Fox’s American Idol, Underwood has amassed more than 15 million albums sold worldwide, 16 No. 1 singles (seven of which were co-written by her) and five Grammys. She has dabbled in acting before with a guest spot on the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother and a role in the 2011 feature Soul Surfer.

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