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Mary Poppins (musical)

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  • For 'Mr. Banks,' Simi Valley works as Australian outback

    For 'Mr. Banks,' Simi Valley works as Australian outback
    Michael Corenblith is grateful for the rolling hills of Simi Valley. The production designer on Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" relied heavily on the 10,000-acre Big Sky Ranch in the Ventura County city to help re-create the childhood home of P.L. Travers,...
  • Meryl Streep is right: Walt Disney was a 'gender bigot.' So what?

    Meryl Streep is right. At some point in his storied career, Walt Disney belonged to an anti-Semitic group and surely was sexist -- or a "gender bigot," as she put it Tuesday when she presented a National Board of Review award to Emma Thompson for her...
  • Marriott 'Poppins' has its Mary

    The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire said Friday that it has found its lead for its upcoming production of "Mary Poppins," directed by Gary Griffin. Summer Naomi Smart, currently appearing in "Shrek" at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, will play the title...
  • Style in the aisles -- and on screen -- at Disney's D23 Expo

    Style in the aisles -- and on screen -- at Disney's D23 Expo
    The recently wrapped D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center proved to be more than a three-day biannual gathering of Disney fans. It was a mind-boggling testament to the pop culture juggernaut that Walter Elias Disney hath wrought. Thanks to a stable...
  • Marc Breaux dies at 89; choreographed 'Mary Poppins,' 'Sound of Music'

    Marc Breaux dies at 89; choreographed 'Mary Poppins,' 'Sound of Music'
    When Dick Van Dyke got the role of Bert in the 1964 movie musical "Mary Poppins," Walt Disney asked him if he had a recommendation for a choreographer. Van Dyke recalled working with the team of Marc Breaux and Dee Dee Wood, who had created a number for...
  • Bill Cosby's Stories Provide Must-Read Memories

    Closer to 80 than 70, the man works. Nov. 8: Red Bank, N.J. Nov. 14: Great Falls, Mont. Nov. 15: Missoula, Mont. Nov. 16: San Bernardino, Calif. That's Bill Cosby's performance itinerary for the past two weeks. Then come the next two weeks. Nov....
  • 'Mary Poppins,' 'Sound of Music' Choreographer Marc Breaux Dies at 89

    Marc Breaux, choreographer for the films "Mary Poppins," "The Sound of Music" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" who also occasionally directed films, died Tuesday in Mesa, Ariz. He was 89. Breaux also choreographed the films "Huckleberry Finn," "The...
  • Colin Farrell and Kelly Marcel on Prepping for 'Saving Mr. Banks' with 'Poppins' Party

    "Saving Mr. Banks" screenwriter Kelly Marcel was a "Mary Poppins" pro as a kid compared to the pic's co-star Colin Farrell. "It was definitely the film we watched every Christmas," said Marcel at a Q&A following a screening of Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks"...
  • Disney's Tripp Avenue home an exhibit in the land of politics

    Disney's Tripp Avenue home an exhibit in the land of politics
    On Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared "Walt Disney Day" in Chicago, and a press conference was held to announce the "restoration" of the little house at 2156 N. Tripp Ave. in the Chicago neighborhood of Hermosa, not far from the intersection of...
  • Directors on Their Teams: John Lee Hancock on 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    "Saving Mr. Banks" is the fifth film directed by John Lee Hancock, who began his career as a writer, scripting the 1993 Clint Eastwood film "A Perfect World." His new film travels between Los Angeles in 1961, London at the same time, and flashbacks to P....
  • Composers help tell the story and set the scene

    Composers help tell the story and set the scene
    When a movie has little dialogue and even fewer sound effects, what keeps the audience tethered emotionally to the story? And how can a film seamlessly blend the idea of death and a child's wide-eyed wonderment? Through its music, of course. Here are four...
  • Writers on Writers: Rosanne Cash on 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    In the screenplay for "Saving Mr. Banks," Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith very casually -- and elegantly -- let the audience in on the big secret of artists and writers, in the middle of a key conversation between Walt Disney and P.L. Travers. Disney, in...