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Topic: The Sound of Music Live!

#TBT: Long Before Peter Pan, Live Shows Were Promising 'Anything Can Happen'

From Jon Lovitz to ER, real-time specials are a classic attention-grab

Creating a suitable promo for a live TV show can be tricky. Given that the program hasn't been shot yet, there's no actual footage to show. But that hasn't stopped…

Can NBC Create Another Real-Time Sensation With Peter Pan Live?

Robert Greenblatt on what he learned from his Sound of Music gamble

As NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt went to bed last Dec. 5, after watching his network pull off The Sound of Music Live!, he had no idea what the 18-49…

Allison Williams Plays Peter Pan in NBC's Next Live Theater Show

Girls star becomes the boy who never grows up

Allison Williams has traded in the long tresses and glam style she flaunts on HBO’s Girls for the boyish charm of Peter Pan, NBC’s second installment of live TV theater,…

Fox Revs Up a Broadcast Revival of Grease

There are worse things they could do

On the heels of NBC’s hugely successful revival of The Sound of Music, Fox on Monday announced it is prepping a three-hour live production of the musical Grease. Fox’s staging of…

NBC Hits the High Notes With The Sound of Music Live!

First live TV musical in 56 years draws huge ratings

The halls of 30 Rock on Friday morning were alive with the sound of cheering, as NBC’s live staging of a 54-year-old Rodgers and Hammerstein musical delivered Alpine ratings. According to…

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