Craig Zadan

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 …

How Long Will Oscar Show Go? Inside Info Here

Posted on 02/22/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentHey, Oscar handicappers. Interested in a side wager about how long this year’s show will run?  Producers Neil Meron, 57, and Craig Zadan, 63,  say they will really try to bring it in on time, 11 p.m. ET.  To prepare for Sunday night, Meron and Zadan, the team behind Chicago, Hairspray and now TV’s Smash, say they watched 40 years of Oscar shows. Said Zadan, “When you watch 30 or 40 years of shows, there’s a commonality of time-consuming elements. And you …