UPDATE: The live blog is on! Join us here.
High on a hill was a blog quite live… or something like that.
You may have heard Carrie Underwood will be portraying Maria von Trapp in NBC’s live production of The Sound of Music, airing tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
The show will follow the Broadway version of the musical, which predates Julie Andrews’ slightly different, iconic movie. About the inevitable comparisons to the film, Underwood told EW, “You do have the movie and then you have the music, and the music even transcends the movie. Everybody’s seen the movie, and the music goes even farther than that.”
The music tonight will include a orchestra that will accompany Underwood, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, and Broadway faves such as Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, and Laura Benanti as they frolic through the Alps. What’s better than watching “The Lonely Goatherd” live on your television? Watching it while commenting with a bunch of equally obsessed people on the Internet!
Join us starting at 7:45 p.m. ET for EW.com’s live blog to watch what will likely become one of our very own favorite things. Ponder the deep questions right along with us: Will Underwood’s iconic braids stay in place? Will “I Have Confidence” make you want to march through a field? (Answer: No, because it was written for the movie, not the stage show.) Will you too develop an uncomfortable crush on a Nazi? (Psst: Here’s Rolf.) Anything’s possible!