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NYC What’s Casting: ‘Hairspray’ Will Hold Equity Chorus Calls + By-Appointment Auditions in NYC

18 August 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Good morning, Baltimore! An upcoming production of “Hairspray,” the Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman musical, will run for a limited engagement in Jupiter, Florida, but you can audition right in New York City. With Bob Cline at the casting helm, the team will hold Equity Chorus Calls on Sept. 5 at Pearl Studios in Midtown, on the search for “teenage looking dancers-singers to play ensemble parts throughout the show.”   All auditioners should be prepared to dance first in either jazz shoes or sneakers, as well as sing a selection that’s in the style of the show (songs from the show are also welcome). Talent should also bring a picture and résumé.   Watch: Have a Motown-Era Audition Coming Up? Here’s What You Need to Know By-appointment auditions will be held concurrently for several principal roles including Link Larkin, Amber Von Tussel, and the lead Tracy Turnblad, a role that won »

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We Finally Have More Details About Mary Poppins Returns (Including the Teaser!)

16 July 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Disney has some incredible reboots in store, but one of the most highly anticipated has to be the upcoming sequel to Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns. While nothing can top the original, the film has some incredible stars lined up, including cameos from the original cast! Not to mention, the production team certainly knows a thing or two about musical adaptations. Get all the details about the movie, as well as the release date, here. The Cast Emily Blunt will take on the coveted role of Mary Poppins, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a lamplighter named Jack. The film also stars Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, and Julie Walters. Dick Van Dyke (who played Bert in the original movie) will also make a special appearance as Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson will play the three new Banks children. »

- Kelsie Gibson

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At D23, Disney Showed Off Its Mighty Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar Muscle — Full Report

15 July 2017 5:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim once again demonstrated its unrivaled franchise power through Marvel, Lucasfilm, Disney and Pixar, as well as the unique mining of its animated legacy. And, in highlighting its social relevance, the emphasis was on diversity and unity in conquering prejudice and hate.

On Friday, the Expo was ecstatic over the hilarious clip of Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) getting snarky with all of the Disney princesses in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” (November 21, 2018) — the ultimate Mouse House strut. It was also refreshing to learn that Holly Hunter’s mom, Helen/Elastagirl, will be the star of Brad Bird’s “Incredibles 2” (June 15, 2018), picks up where the last one left off in 2004, with the Underminer (John Ratzenberger) wreaking havoc.

However, on Saturday, Disney wowed them with clips and behind-the-scene footage from “Mary Poppins Returns,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “The Lion King. »

- Bill Desowitz

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What’s This Year’s Hamilton? Your Guide to Broadway’s Best Ahead of the 2017 Tony Awards

11 June 2017 6:46 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you have a theater fan in your life who has been extra hyped these days, it’s likely because the 2017 Tony Awards are nearly here.

The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre (as the Tonys are officially known) recognize the highest honor in U.S. theater — the equivalent of television’s Emmys or the film industry’s Oscars.

With no Hamilton-sized hit this year, the race in the top categories has been pretty wide open and hard to predict — with only Bette Midler’s turn in the revival of Hello, Dolly! a lock for the best actress in a musical prize. »

- Dave Quinn

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Delightful set of first look images from Mary Poppins Returns are supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

8 June 2017 3:49 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Entertainment Weekly have released a new set of delightful first look images from the Disney reboot of Mary Poppins Returns even if the film isn’t due to hit the big screen until Christmas 2018.

Related: Mary Poppins Returns News

Mary Poppins, who was originally made famous my Julie Andrews in 1964, is set firmly in the hearts of the population both young and old; it’s a story that’s stood the test of time so there is no surprise regarding the bubbling excitement that has been doing the rounds since the announcement of the project.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly Emily Blunt, who plays the titular role, was very aware of how important it was getting the story and feel of the original right, she stated “I hope what we’re doing, and it certainly feels this way to me, is beautiful and profound and »

- Zehra Phelan

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First Mary Poppins Returns Photos Are Bursting with Disney Magic

7 June 2017 1:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Next year, one of the most iconic characters in all of cinema is back on the big screen in Disney's highly-anticipated Mary Poppins Returns. We've already seen first look photos of both Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins and Lin-Manuel Miranda as the lamplighter Jack, but today we have even more new images, along with behind-the-scenes photos and concept art. We also have more details from director Rob Marshall, who teases how he brought Mary Poppins back to life.

Entertainment Weekly debuted its new cover for this week's print edition, which features Emily Blunt in full costume as Mary Poppins. The site also has new photos featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, Pixie Davies as Annabel Banks, Joel Dawson as Georgie Banks, Nathanael Saleh as John Banks, Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks and Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks. There are also behind-the-scenes shots with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, »

- MovieWeb

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Broadway’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cast Recording First Listen

30 May 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently serving up a sweet surprise to audiences on Broadway — and People has the first listen of its all-new cast recording!

The album, which will be released digitally on June 2 and hits stores June 23, features a blend of songs from the popular 1971 Gene Wilder-led film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with new tunes from Hairspray scribes Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Those songs include the delicious pop hit “The Candy Man” (a No. 1 hit for Sammy Davis, Jr. in 1972), the catchy “Oompa Loompa Song, »

- Dave Quinn

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‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Broadway Review: Christian Borle to the Rescue

23 April 2017 5:45 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In my nearly half century of Broadway theatergoing, I’ve never witnessed such a second-act reversal of fortune as what’s going on now at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” opened Sunday. Only in retrospective can you see glimmers of hope in the musical’s desultory first half. Just one song by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman hits the mark in this retelling of Roald Dahl’s tale of four children who win golden tickets to Willy Wonka’s long-shuttered chocolate factory. In “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” the media-obsessed Mike Teavee (the devilishly good Michael Wartella) and his doting mother, »

- Robert Hofler

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Mary Poppins Returns Photos Take Emily Blunt on a Magical Bike Ride

3 April 2017 10:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in February, production began on Disney's long-awaited Mary Poppins Returns, which has been filming at Shepperton Studios in London. The production has also been filming on location in various areas of London, and over the weekend, new Mary Poppins Returns set photos surfaced, featuring both Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda embarking on a late-night bike ride through the city near Buckingham Palace, and it seems they're joined by a number of young bike riders as well. No details were given for this scene in question, or when it takes place in this story.

Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers' additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Girls’ Star Andrew Rannells Has Some Tips on Auditioning With Balls and ‘Smash’ Songs

28 March 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tony-nominated actor Andrew Rannells projects the confidence of a man who can do it all — but this Sunday, we found out that he can’t jump.

That is, if he’s auditioning for a role in “White Men Can’t Jump: The Musical,” a fictional Broadway musical within the world of “Girls.” It’s an opportunity that represents a real chance for Elijah (Rannells) to ascend to a new level of success, just as everyone else on the show finds themselves growing up.

Read More: ‘Girls’ Review: A Baby Daddy Surfaces While Another Character Grows Up

When it comes to Season 6, Episode 7 of “Girls,” titled “The Bounce,” Rannells was quick to give credit for the hilarious audition sequence to director Richard Shepard and choreographer Celia Rowlson-Hall (the latter of whom has been working with the series for years, stretching back to the Season 3 episode “Beach House”). But Rannells also revealed »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Girls’ Star Andrew Rannells Has Some Tips on Auditioning With Balls and ‘Smash’ Songs

28 March 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Tony-nominated actor Andrew Rannells projects the confidence of a man who can do it all — but this Sunday, we found out that he can’t jump.

That is, if he’s auditioning for a role in “White Men Can’t Jump: The Musical,” a fictional Broadway musical within the world of “Girls.” It’s an opportunity that represents a real chance for Elijah (Rannells) to ascend to a new level of success, just as everyone else on the show finds themselves growing up.

Read More: ‘Girls’ Review: A Baby Daddy Surfaces While Another Character Grows Up

When it comes to Season 6, Episode 7 of “Girls,” titled “The Bounce,” Rannells was quick to give credit for the hilarious audition sequence to director Richard Shepard and choreographer Celia Rowlson-Hall (the latter of whom has been working with the series for years, stretching back to the Season 3 episode “Beach House”). But Rannells also revealed »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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First Look at Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns

9 March 2017 4:25 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With production continuing on Disney's highly-anticipated Mary Poppins Returns, we finally have our first look at Lin-Manuel Miranda as a lampighter named Jack. We also have even more photos, straight from the London set, which gives us our first look at the grown-up Banks children, Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael (Ben Whishaw), as they carry a kite while walking through town with their children. If that wasn't enough, we also get more images with the title character herself, played by Emily Blunt.

These new photos surfaced from various Twitter accounts, which come just a few days after Disney unveiled the first official look at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins. The film also stars Julie Walters Colin Firth and Meryl Streep, while introducing three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. The cast is rounded out by silver screen legends Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. »

- MovieWeb

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Mary Poppins Returns: first picture released

5 March 2017 2:08 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Emily Blunt stars as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns. Here's the first image from the production...

With Beauty & The Beast primed to land in UK cinemas in just under two weeks, work is already underway on the next big live action family movie from Disney. And it just happens to be Mary Poppins Returns.

We broke the story that Emily Blunt was in contention for the lead in the film months ahead of those cads at Variety (didn’t stop them claiming it as an exclusive, and refusing to back down, but no, we’re over it). The most important thing though is that the film is happening, filming right now, and for the purposes of this story, the first image from the production has been released.

Into The Woods helmer Rob Marshall is directing this one, and in the image, you can see Emily Blunt in the title role. »

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Mary Poppins Returns First Look Photo Of Emily Blunt

3 March 2017 2:37 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) returns to the Banks home after many years and uses her magical skills to help the now grown up Michael and Jane rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives in Mary Poppins Returns, directed by Rob Marshall.

Here is the first glimpse of Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns, the all new sequel to Disney’s 1964 film “Mary Poppins.”

Directed and produced by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins Returns also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep.

The film, which introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury.

The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers’ additional seven books. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Mary Poppins Returns First Look: See Emily Blunt in Costume!

3 March 2017 1:47 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

She’s practically perfect from every angle.

Disney has just released a dazzling first look at Mary Poppins Returns, the forthcoming sequel in which the titular nanny is played by the correspondingly magical Emily Blunt. The original follow-up to the cherished 1964 musical will arrive in theaters Dec. 25, 2018.

In this new image, we get just a taste of all the trappings that will help transform Blunt into the legendary caretaker — namely, a stunning peacock-cobalt ruffled coat and a deep rich bird-adorned pink hat, both instantly parallel to but distinctive from what Julie Andrews donned »

- Marc Snetiker

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‘Mary Poppins Returns:’ First Look at Emily Blunt in Costume

3 March 2017 1:16 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Disney has just released a first look photo from its upcoming musical “Mary Poppins Returns.” The image shows actress Emily Blunt transformed into the titular character of the original sequel to the 1964 classic, which starred Julie Andrews as Poppins.

In the photo, Blunt is wearing a long cobalt-blue coat with ruffles in the back, a burgundy hat, blue gloves and a colorful weekend bag. She seems to be standing on the famed Cherry Tree Lane in London, the same street to which she was blown by the wind some 20 years ago, when she first started caring for the Banks children.

Read More: Meryl Streep to Join ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel With Emily Blunt

The main cast also includes Lin-Manuel Miranda as musical lamplighter Jack, Meryl Streep as Mary’s cousin Topsy, Julie Walters as housekeeper Ellen and Colin Firth as banker William Weatherall Wilkins. The film is directed by Rob Marshall, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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First Look at Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns

3 March 2017 12:28 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just weeks after production began on Disney's highly-anticipated Mary Poppins Returns, the studio has released the first photo of Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in this all new sequel to Disney's 1964 film Mary Poppins. The first look photo shows Emily Blunt in full costume, although her face is obscured by her large hat. It remains to be seen if the studio plans on releasing more images with the rest of this diverse and talented cast, while filming continues.

Directed and produced by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins Returns also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. The film, which introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is »

- MovieWeb

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Angela Lansbury Joins Mary Poppins Returns

17 February 2017 3:01 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Mary Poppins Returns is positively brimming with talent. Emily Blunt takes on the titular role that Julie Andrews once played, while Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Colin Firth, Julie Waters and Dick Van Dyke round out the ensemble. Now, they’ll be joined by another tremendous screen presence, as Angela Lansbury enters the newest live-action Disney sequel.

Five-time Tony winner Lansbury will play the Balloon Lady, who was originally featured in P.L. Travers’ novel. While it’s presumably a minor role, it definitely won’t be Lansbury’s introduction to Disney. She previously starred in Bedknobs and Broomsticks and also gave her voice to Mrs. Potts in the original 1992 Beauty and the Beast. She won’t reprise the role in the live-action adaptation, however. Those duties now belong to Emma Thompson. Oddly enough, Thompson played Travers in Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks. The studio likes to keep people in the family, »

- Will Ashton

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Oscar Winner Angela Lansbury Added To Mary Poppins Returns Cast

17 February 2017 12:57 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, the all-new sequel to Disney’s 1964 film “Mary Poppins” currently filming at Shepperton Studios. She will feature as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from Pl Travers’ series of Mary Poppins children’s books. The film is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.

A five-time Tony Award winner and the recipient of an honorary Academy Award, three Academy Award nominations and bestowed with numerous other accolades, Angela Lansbury’s career encompasses more than 70 years. She is a beloved member of the Disney family and starred in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and voiced Mrs. Potts in the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast.”

Her roles in film, television and theater range from “Gaslight,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “The Manchurian Candidate” and “Death on the Nile” to “Murder, She Wrote,” “Mame,” “Blithe Spirit,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Gypsy.”

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- Melissa Thompson

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Angela Lansbury Joins Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

17 February 2017 12:52 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of “Mary Poppins Returns,” the sequel to Disney’s 1964 film “Mary Poppins.”

The movie is currently filming at Shepperton Studios in London. Lansbury will portray the Balloon Lady, a character from P.L. Travers’ series of Mary Poppins children’s books. The film is scheduled for release Dec. 25, 2018.

Lansbury is a five-time Tony Award winner and has earned three Academy Award nominations. She’s starred in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and voiced Mrs. Potts in the animated  “Beauty and the Beast.” Her notable roles include “Gaslight,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Death on the Nile” and the TV series “Murder, She Wrote.” She has also appeared in “Mame,” “Blithe Spirit,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Gypsy.”

Mary Poppins” is directed and produced by Rob Marshall and stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, »

- Dave McNary

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