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Broadway star and “Private Practice” actress Audra McDonald has been casted to play Mother Abbess in a reboot of the classic musical “The Sound of Music,” according to an article on Billboard.com.
McDonald will reportedly star in the film, scheduled to air December 5 at 8pm on NBC, alongside country singer Carrie Underwood, “True Blood” star Stephen Moyer and Broadway actress Laura Benanti.
In addition to the movie, the stars will also take part in a national concert tour throughout October and November.
According to the article, McDonald has won five Tony awards for such musicals as “Porgy and Bess” and “Carousel.”