...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 ???
Another actor drops out: Andrea McArdle, the original Annie from the original Broadway production, was supposed to cameo as Eleanor Roosevelt, but her father has taken ill: "Andrea McArdle, Broadway's Original Annie, Steps Down from Role in Annie Live!
Somehow, we failed to talk about Annie Live! when it aired, although I did watch it and did enjoy it. To make up for that lapse, here's a review from Vulture: "The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of Annie Live!" I concur with much of this, but not all of it.