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Carrie Underwood stars in live TV ‘Sound of Music’

Carrie Underwood stars in live TV ‘Sound of Music’

SOUND OF MUSIC: Carrie Underwood will star in the live television production of "The Sound of Music." Photo: Associated Press

JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood is excited to star in a live television version of “The Sound of Music.” But she’s also a little nervous, too.

The former “American Idol” winner and six-time Grammy-winning artist equates the experience with “going to a Broadway show, but in your living room.”

Underwood will star alongside “True Blood” vampire Stephen Moyer, who plays Captain von Trapp. Broadway veterans Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, and Christian Borle round out the cast as Mother Abbess, Elsa, and Max, respectively.

While Underwood is no stranger to performing before millions of people on live television — she won the fourth season of “American Idol” — the multi-platinum selling artist felt she needed more preparation, so she showed up in New York three weeks early.

It happens Dec. 5 on NBC.

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