- When Lerner and Loewe's "Camelot" debuted on Broadway in 1960 with a cast headed by Richard Burton as King Arthur, Julie Andrews as Guinevere and Robert Goulet, an unknown Canadian in his first starring role as Lancelot, this musical became an instant hit.
- In case you're wondering, the title character does fly above the stage of the Hippodrome Theatre in the 2006 Broadway musical "Mary Poppins." Just as there are rather obvious wires making her flight possible, the show itself tends to be obvious. It works as family entertainment, but it sure dishes out a heaping spoonful of sugar
- Organizers of the 16th annual Baltimore Book Festival, which opens Friday, say they couldn't care less that a larger, glitzier, more star-studded event is being held on the exact same weekend in the nation's capital just 40 miles to the south.