Tuesday, September 28, 2010

the exclusive...press release

CHICAGO, IL – For the first time in 45 years, the entire cast of “The Sound of Music” will gather for a once-in-a-lifetime reunion on the “Oprah” show stage on Friday, October 29, 2010.  Stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, along with fellow cast members Charmian Carr (“Liesl”), Nicholas Hammond (“Friedrich”), Heather Menzies-Urich (“Louisa”), Duane Chase (“Kurt”), Angela Cartwright (“Brigitta”), Debbie Turner (“Marta”) and Kym Karath (“Gretl”) will reunite and reveal the stories behind one of the world’s most beloved movie musicals.  Together for the first time in nearly half a century, the cast shares secrets from the set, reminiscences about their time together and what their lives have been like in the years since the movie was released.  Finally, the von Trapp Children – a singing group featuring members of the real von Trapp family – pay their own special tribute to the film that made their family name known throughout the world.
Considered by many to be the most successful movie musical in history*, “The Sound of Music” took home five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, in 1965.  Its first release lasted over 4½ years.  It is shown annually on network television; has been released for home entertainment on VHS, Laser Disc, DVD and has recently been digitally remastered and restored for its high definition Blu-ray Disc debut November 2; unites new fans and old through the amazing SINGALONG SOUND OF MUSIC events nationwide; and the soundtrack CD is one of the best selling soundtracks of all time, having gone Platinum more than 12 times.   Its landmark score includes some of the most beloved songs in the American songbook including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” and the title song.
*Box Office Mojo:  Adjusted for inflation, its domestic gross box office take would be over $1.13 billion. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm
About “The Oprah Winfrey Show”
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" has remained the number one talk show for 24 consecutive seasons, winning every sweep since its debut in 1986.** It is produced in Chicago by Harpo Productions, Inc. and syndicated to 215 domestic stations by CBS Television Distribution and to 145 countries by CBS Studios International. 


Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Wouldn't it be amazing to be there, to witness? I am happy for you... that this is happening. Some of my earliest, and many of my fondest memories revolve around this movie, and the music. In October,I will be watching, and like when I was a little girl, I am sure I will be wishing I could enter that world, and sing.

Evelyn said...

Will set my DVR to watch the show. I am a "Sound of Music" junkie, I must admit.

Barbara said...

Can't wait to see it!

scb said...

I can hardly wait to watch this, Angela! (After being TV-less for many months, I'm finally buying a new TV in time to watch the show!)

I first saw The Sound of Music in 1965, when I was 8, and it's remained one of my all-time favorites ever since.

JoJo said...

Wow! That's soooo COOL! Can't wait to see it!

Trudi said...

Great news, Angela. What an epic show...to have ALL of you together in one place. Could you tell me when this Oprah show is being taped? Thanks!

OH SNAP! said...

Oh how I would give anything to see that!! Will it be on the net?

Susie said...

HOLY MOLY SMACKEROLIE Angela. I mean WOW, how totally AWESOME.
I am jumping up and down for you. I think that is about the coolest news I have ever heard. CONGRATS!!!!! I am so excited for you. Please do share a full report on the event. I will be watching.

ed thomas said...

Hi Angela, right now I work second shift so I hope I'm home when the show air's. Is the show going to be telecast live?