...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 ???
The 1982 movie dropped songs (and added others), and the 1999 version dropped a few, so it might be the first complete version. I don't know if it's likely to be on TV here.
These days some cinemas show broadcast-style versions of plays and operas by major companies. I saw an RSC production of Titus Andronicus with David Troughton a few years ago.
From TVLine: "NBC's Annie Live: Harry Connick Jr. Joins Cast as Daddy Warbucks, While the Search for Annie Continues"
Is "the search for Annie continues" a comment on the casting process? Because that also sounds like the plot of most Little Orphan Annie comics.
I have a problem with the lyrics of "Tomorrow"... always have. I know the lyrics are "It's always a day away" but that has always sounds overly pessimistic to me: tomorrow will never come because it's always a day away." I think they should be "It's only a day away" as in, just 24 more hours, kid, and things'll be better. Tracy and I had this discussion just last week when someone auditioned with that song on America's Got Talent.