Rest in peace, Eleanor Parker. Auf Wiedersehen, darling. You’ll always have a place in our hearts. </3
High: Broadway Stars Save the Day
For the first time in Sound of Music history, everyone was rooting for the Baroness and that is entirely thanks to Laura Benanti just killing it. Christian Borle briefly made a nation miss Smash with his turn as Max, but really it was Audra McDonald who stole the whole show as Mother Abbess. McDonald’s rendition of the showstopper “Climb Every Mountain” could give even the most cynical viewer goose bumps. Benanti, Borle, and McDonald gave this production the major gravitas it needed, but it was also a reminder at how wildly miscast non-stage vets like Underwood and Moyer were.