MUSICAL

Carrie Underwood Decked Out as Maria for Sound of Music (photo!)

Carrie Underwood definitely has the look down to play Maria Von Trapp in the upcoming NBC production of “The Sound of Music.” The Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical will air in December with Underwood in the lead. The role of Maria was immortalized by Julie Andrews in the 1965 Disney film by the same name. Mary Martin did the same for the musical production on Broadway...

Les Miserables Extravaganza! Five New Clips of Actors Singing (watch!)

Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne and other cast members from the new musical film, “Les Miserables,” show off their vocal skills in five new clips featuring songs from the Victor Hugo classic. The ambitious British production, directed by Tom Hooper and scripted by William Nicholson, stars a high-powered ensemble cast that also includes Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Samantha Barks. The film is actually an adaption of the musical by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer. Their work, in turn, is based on the classic 1862 French novel by Hugo....

Russell Crowe Adds Baritone to Javert From Les Miserables (Watch!)

Russell Crowe is featured as Javert in Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables.” A police inspector, he previously worked at a prison where Jean Valjean was serving a sentence at hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread. He becomes Valjean’s savior and tormentor. Javert pursues Valjean relentlessly, determined to put him back in prison. He eventually arrives in Montreuil-sur-Mer, where he has been appointed police inspector. He suspects that Monsieur Madeleine the town mayor and wealthy factory owner might, in fact, be Jean Valjean....

Samantha Barks Sings 'On My Own' From Les Miserables (watch!)

Samantha Barks plays Éponine, the Thénardiers’ coddled daughter in Les Miserables, the 19th Century Victor Hugo novel, on which the musical movie is based. Éponine is jealous and hateful toward Cosette and moves Valjean to pity Cosette, which sets in motion his plans to take her away from the Thérnadiers. She sings 'On My Own' in a new movie clip. Watch it here!...

Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect Cast Sing Nicki Minaj (watch!)

Anna Kendrick and the cast of her latest film “Pitch Perfect” showcase their talent in a new video covering Nicki Minaj’s song “Starships.” They also invited members of the public to join in. The movie also stars Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Alexis Knapp and Ester Dean. All are featured in the video as well. If the movie sounds a little like “Glee” that’s because it's a lot like Glee. It’s about an all-girls a cappella college group who remake themselves to compete in a championship against boy groups....

Kate Hudson First Look as Glee Character Cassandra July (photos)

Kate Hudson will kick up her heels in her guest starring role on Fox’s Glee. Show creator Ryan Murphy tweeted two photos of Hudson in action on the set with Glee star Lea Michelle. Hudson has a recurring role on the show and follows in the heels of Gwyneth Paltrow, who played a sex ed teacher and held her own singing and dancing with “Glee’s” talented cast. Sarah Jessica Parker will also guest star. ...