"'Cause they taped it on only one day..." - NBC's The Sound of Music

...The NBC-TV remake of Rogers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC as a " live play " production's airing is about one month in the past now , and I meant to post about it here before that ! But I didn't...

  With 18 million viewers IIRC , it certainly qualified as " a hit " . NBC even repeated it a week-and-a-halfish later .

  I saw it both times:-) .

  It was meant to be a " TV play/live production " in the mode of the PLAYHOUSE 90/BELL TELEPHONE HOURs of yore , NBC claiming " For the first time in fifty years..." . I , myself , on the West Coast of the continguous 48 states of the USA (California) saw it as an immediate taped repeat , anyway , being 3 time zones to the west of the Eastern Time Zone , where it would have indeed shown live ~ along with the Central Time Zone .

  The Mountain Time Zone , especially for such a " holiday special " as this , I am not so sure about . Anyone ?????

  Has it shown outside of the U.S,. yet ~ I know we have Australian and Canadian residents here , others ???

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..." Originated " re Jennifer/Patrick , was the word I was looking for above . I sowwy !
..." Dirty Dancing "arts in just a few minutes on the East Coast , USA , though I'm on the West Coast .

On April 1, NBC is airing a live production of Jesus Christ Superstar. I first saw this on stage in 1972 in London visiting my family. I recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it. I took my mother to the stage production and she would have had a problem if it was sacrilegious. The main players are Jesus, Judas and Mary Magdalene. I think it gives a clear picture of the politics that surrounded Jesus' crucifixion, and is accessible to viewers of all (or no) religious persuasion.

http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/jesus-christ-superstar-live-in-conc...

I've heard it said that Jesus Christ Superstar is the most faithful rendition of the Christ story. I don't remember where I read that, as I understand critical reaction was mostly positive but not that positive, and the play and movie drew their share of complaints about being irreligious if not blasphemous.

Still, I think that observation holds water if one takes the view that the Christ story should be related in ways to reach people in contemporary times.

I'm looking forward to it; I was sold when I heard John Legend was the title character.

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