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Mary Poppins (musical)

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  • 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...
  • Mitchell Lurie dies at 86; world-renowned clarinetist taught at USC

    Mitchell Lurie, a world-renowned clarinetist and clarinet teacher who taught for many years at USC and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, has died. He was 86. Lurie, who had been in ill health in recent years, died of pneumonia Monday at his...
  • 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...
  • New releases: Disney's Oscar-winning heartwarmer 'Frozen'

    New releases: Disney's Oscar-winning heartwarmer 'Frozen'
    Frozen Disney/Buena Vista, $29.99; Blu-ray, $44.99 Available on VOD beginning March 18 Disney's clever, heartwarming Rapunzel riff "Tangled" was a surprise smash back in 2010, setting the stage for last year's billon-dollar-grossing, multi-Oscar-...
  • Full cast announced for 'Big Fish' Broadway run

    Full cast announced for 'Big Fish' Broadway run
    Complete casting was announced for movie-turned-musical "Big Fish," which will transfer to Broadway with its two leads in tow. Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz ("Dead Accounts") and Tony nominee Kate Baldwin ("Finian's Rainbow"), who starred in the recent...
  • 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...
  • Laura Benanti enjoys the spotlight with 'Sound of Music' TV splash

     Laura Benanti enjoys the spotlight with 'Sound of Music' TV splash
    "The Sound of Music" has been sweet to Laura Benanti. In 1998 at the age of just 18, she made her Broadway debut as Maria in a revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, but it was her role last month as Maria's rival, the jilted Elsa Schrader, in NBC'...
  • 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...
  • Meryl Streep calls Walt Disney anti-Semitic 'gender bigot'

    Meryl Streep calls Walt Disney anti-Semitic 'gender bigot'
    One of the modern icons of moviedom called out one of Hollywood's historic heroes Tuesday, as Meryl Streep delivered a sharp rebuke to Walt Disney for alleged sexist and anti-Semitic views at the National Board of Review awards gala in New York....
  • 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...
  • 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...