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Wicked (musical)

New wind beneath 'Beaches' wings at Drury Lane

New wind beneath 'Beaches' wings at Drury Lane

In 2002, the Co-operative Group's Funeral Services Ltd. in the United Kingdom released what it said was the most popular song at British funerals. "My Heart Will Go On," as recorded by Celine Dion, and Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" came in second and third, respectively. The winner was "Wind Beneath My Wings," as sung by Bette Midler and indelibly associated with Garry Marshall's weepie 1988 movie, "Beaches." It is not hard to comprehend why the song is a perennial favorite of those mourning the recently and dearly departed. It's a celebration of long-term friendship, for sure. But what's really striking about...