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Mary Poppins (musical)

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  • The perfect time for the 'Perfect American'

    The perfect time for the 'Perfect American'
    Philip Glass, who turned 76 the last day of January, held a large sway over opera and music during 2013. Walt Disney, who died 47 years ago this month, held his own sway over classical music and opera. One sway, moreover, led to and importantly...
  • Is 'Saving Mr. Banks' too hard on 'Mary Poppins' creator?

     Is 'Saving Mr. Banks' too hard on 'Mary Poppins' creator?
    In the winter of 1933, in a thatched cottage in Sussex, England, a complicated woman named Pamela "P.L." Travers began to write "Mary Poppins," the first in a series of novels that would inspire the beloved 1964 Walt Disney movie and supply generations of...
  • Karen Dotrice looks back fondly at 'Mary Poppins'

     Karen Dotrice looks back fondly at 'Mary Poppins'
    Though it's been nearly half a century since she played the winsome Jane Banks in the 1964 classic "Mary Poppins," Karen Dotrice still refers to Walt Disney as Uncle Walt. "He went out of his way to be solicitous," Dotrice, 58, said at her Brentwood...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Dec. 9-13, 2013)

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros.) If "An Unexpected Journey" felt like nearly three hours' worth of throat clearing and beard stroking, the saga gets fully under way at last in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," the similarly...
  • 'Mr. Banks,' 'Walter Mitty' Aim for Family Cred at Box Office

    This holiday season, Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" and Fox's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" are testing the boundaries of what it means to be an all-audience film, as studios strive to strike the right balance between adult drama and family...
  • 'Harry Potter'-themed store sued by Warner Bros.

    'Harry Potter'-themed store sued by Warner Bros.
    Whimsic Alley calls itself "a shopping haven for wizards of distinction," catering to "Harry Potter" fans with merchandise that includes wands, books, neckties and sweater vests for those looking to re-create the boy wizard's look. It even has a...
  • Freshmen Writers of 2013: New Scribes Prove Wise

    Oscar has a way of falling in love with first-time scripters, including Chris Terrio ("Argo"), Michael Arndt ("Little Miss Sunshine"), Diablo Cody ("Juno"), Dustin Lance Black ("Milk"), Mark Boal ("The Hurt Locker") and Geoffrey Fletcher ("Precious")....
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Husband-wife songwriting team's emotions flow in 'Frozen'

    Husband-wife songwriting team's emotions flow in 'Frozen'
    Composer Robert Lopez was surfing YouTube recently when he came across a video of a music box playing "Let It Go," a stirring, radio-friendly empowerment anthem that he and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, wrote for the upcoming Walt Disney Animation...
  • 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...