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Mary Poppins (musical)

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  • 'Anchorman 2' to challenge reign of 'Smaug' at the box office

    'Anchorman 2' to challenge reign of 'Smaug' at the box office
    Paramount Pictures' "Anchorman" sequel is on its way to a solid opening. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," is poised to gross around $45 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada over the five-day period ending Sunday, after taking in more than...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' cast on Walt Disney and P.L. Travers' clashes

    'Saving Mr. Banks' cast on Walt Disney and P.L. Travers' clashes
    As the respective creators of Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins, two of the most cheerful, beloved characters around, it's odd to imagine studio head Walt Disney and author P.L. Travers quarreling. But that's precisely what happened when Disney tried to...
  • With Golden Globe nods, 'American Hustle' gains ground in best picture sweepstakes

    Since taking the Telluride and Toronto film festivals by storm in the early fall, "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" have dominated the Oscar conversation. Three months of screenings and cocktail receptions and glad-handing have done little to alter the...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' saves our Christmas spirit!

    "Too caustic? To h--l with the cost, we'll make the picture anyway!" said the irrepressible Samuel Goldwyn. I am grateful to Ted Bowden for this quote, which I had never seen or heard before. And that is saying something, when we have had Mr. Goldwyn's...
  • Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks' ★★★

    Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks' ★★&#9733
    No feathers, animated or otherwise, will be ruffled by "Saving Mr. Banks," director John Lee Hancock's genial fictionalized account of how Walt Disney seduced "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers into allowing, for 5 percent of the gross, the supernatural...
  • With 'Mary Poppins,' there's more to know under the umbrella

    With 'Mary Poppins,' there's more to know under the umbrella
    The story of how Walt Disney coaxed P.L. Travers, the creator of "Mary Poppins" and a soul as tough as old boots, into letting him turn her flying nanny into the star of a Disney movie featuring cheery songs by the Sherman Brothers and starring Julie...
  • Variety Creative Impact Award in Directing: John Lee Hancock

    John Lee Hancock was already a Disney veteran when he came onboard "Saving Mr. Banks," having helmed "The Rookie" for the studio a decade ago. But in telling the knotted tale of Walt Disney's struggle to adapt P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins" books, the...
  • Valerie Lawson talks 'Mary Poppins, She Wrote' and P.L Travers

    Valerie Lawson talks 'Mary Poppins, She Wrote' and P.L Travers
    In the film “Saving Mr. Banks,” the children's author P.L. Travers finds herself in tense negotiations with Walt Disney over the 1964 film version of Travers' classic stories featuring the magical English nanny Mary Poppins. Played in what's...
  • Central Florida arts: 2013 in review

     Central Florida arts: 2013 in review
    It's the time of year for looking back on 2013's memorable moments and trends from Central Florida arts scene. • Star of the Year: God. We had a lot of religion on our stages this year. Theatre Downtown presented "Godspell" with Vine Theatre....
  • Reel Critics: Between two worlds

    Reel Critics: Between two worlds
    A major studio making a movie about one of its own blockbuster hits sounds like a bad idea. The potential for self congratulation is obvious. But "Saving Mr. Banks" is a worthy Disney project that entertains on its own merits. Tom Hanks and Emma...
  • Warner Bros. sues 'Harry Potter'-themed store Whimsic Alley

    Warner Bros. sues 'Harry Potter'-themed store Whimsic Alley
    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...
  • Nine New Musicals Tapped for New York Showcase

    With regional theaters around the country exploring the benefits of legit development initiatives, the showcase of new tuners that has helped launch the commercial lives of Tony winners "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "The Drowsy Chaperone" has lined up...