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Carrie Underwood: Maria in 'Sound of Music' Holiday Broadcast!

Carrie Underwood: Maria in 'Sound of Music' Holiday Broadcast!

Carrie Underwood has signed on to play the iconic role of Maria in a live broadcast of The Sound of Music, according to USA Today.

The 29-year-old country star will take on the part in a three-hour event during the 2013 holiday season.

“We’re thrilled to be presenting the Broadway version of The Sound of Music live,” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement. “Having Carrie Underwood as the star brings it to a new generation who will fall in love with it for the first time as many millions of people already have. It’s a particular joy to us as producers to see this amazing artist stretch into new territory with this classic musical.”

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