Audra McDonald

5 Reasons to Watch ‘Sound of Music Live’

Posted on 12/3/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentFellow passionate fans of Julie Andrews‘ film version of The Sound of Music take note:  it’s time to put down our weapons and open up to the idea that young country singer Carrie Underwood may well fill Andrews’ shoes as Maria Von Trapp on Thursday night’s (Dec. 5) live broadcast of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic. With so much pre-publicity around the event — live TV programming is rare enough, but The Sound of Music is a challenge — Underwood confessed …

Good TV This Week: The 66th Annual Tony Awards

Posted on 06/10/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentIt’s not just the return of “Dallas” that has me feeling revved up about TV this week.  Producers of tonight’s 66th Annual Tony Awards promise there will be more performances from the musicals and plays nominated this year on the show than ever, and prodigiously talented host Neil Patrick Harris is back for his third turn emceeing — which is as close as you can get to a guaranteed quality evening.  (Watch online encore here.) Tony followers are waiting to …