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Mary Poppins (musical)

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  • 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...
  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line

    Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" isn't true. It's only "inspired" by a true story. Screenwriter Danny Strong realized his limitations in constructing a script based on an article about former White House butler Eugene Allen, but rather than ditch the story...
  • '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...
  • 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")....
  • How 'Saving Mr. Banks' helped rescue Emma Thompson

    How 'Saving Mr. Banks' helped rescue Emma Thompson
    On the first day of rehearsals for "Saving Mr. Banks," Jason Schwartzman was running 20 minutes late. By the time he got to the table read with Emma Thompson and the rest of the actors, he was in an apologetic frenzy. It got worse when Thompson, whom he...
  • 'Mary Poppins' Thesp Recalls Working With Walt Disney, Julie Andrews

    It's long overdue that somebody bring Walt Disney to the screen. Tom Hanks playing him is a dream combination. They have the same eyes. And Emma Thompson gives the full range of emotions as P.L. Travers. For me, watching her childhood onscreen and knowing...
  • 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....
  • Michael Eisner Honored on Broadway

    It was a feel-good evening full of smiles, hugs, and Disney songs. But this wasn't a child's sleepover, this was the New Victory Theater in Times Square, a space devoted to educating school children as young as four months in the ways of live...