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Carrie Underwood is all a-twitter about 'The Sound of Music'

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On Dec. 5, NBC will air the highly anticipated Broadway remake of “The Sound of Music” starring Carrie Underwood. In anticipation of Thursday night’s huge debut, Underwood, who plays the coveted role of Maria von Trapp, has been keeping fans abreast of rehearsals with regular Twitter posts. According to a Dec. 4 article on E! Online, Carrie has the blessing of Julie Andrews “to step into those iconic braids.” The new version of “The Sound of Music” is a three-hour TV event that airs live on Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CST) on NBC.

Robert Greenblat, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, stated in a press release:

We’re thrilled to be presenting the Broadway version of ‘The Sound of Music – and in such a very special and unique production. Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn’t be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp. She was an iconic woman who will now be played by an iconic artist.

“The Sound of Music” premiered on Broadway in 1959, where it broke box-office records and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The 1965 film version won the Best Picture Oscar. Today it is an evergreen classic - as popular in opera houses and outdoor amphitheaters as it is in high school auditoriums.

Carrie Underwood is all set to star in the live TV version on NBC. She made her film-acting debut in the 2011 feature “Soul Surfer.” She also appeared on “How I Met Your Mother,” starred in her own holiday special in 2009, and has co-hosted the CMA Awards for the past five years. “The Sound of Music” is by far her biggest acting undertaking.

To pump up tonight’s huge premiere of “The Sound of Music” on NBC, Carrie has been posting updates about rehearsals. Below are a few Twitter posts from Dec. 3 and 4.

So yesterday I had a startling run-in with a bat…Yes, I said BAT! I wonder what today’s rehearsals have in store.

Incredible run-through of the show tonight! I’m literally in tears! Hopefully, we can be this great Thurs!

So yesterday, I hit myself in the head with my own guitar and later fell on my face playing leapfrog!

I no longer leapfrog in the show.

Since winning “American Idol” in 2005, Carrie Underwood has become a hugely successful recording artist in her own right. She’s won a vast array of awards, including three female vocalist awards from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM). In 2010, when Underwood garnered her second win as ACM Entertainer of the Year, she became the first female artist in history to win the award twice. She also received the ACM Triple Crown Award, thanks to her past wins for the categories of Entertainer of the Year, Top Female Vocalist and Top New Female Vocalist. Underwood also has won seven American Music Awards, six People's Choice Awards, nine CMT Music Awards, nine American Country Awards, and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

To see Carrie Underwood star in the live version of “The Sound of Music,” be sure to tune in to NBC at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 5. For a preview, check out NBC's video above and to the left.

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