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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 »

Simon Brew Mar 6, 2017

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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Exclusive: Christian Borle Is Busy Finding His Version of Willy Wonka

10 February 2017 10:45 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Christian Borle, the original William Shakespeare in Broadway’s Something Rotten!, and three-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien have spent 45 minutes on the second day of rehearsals for the upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical debating a very serious question: Should Borle, who is portraying Willy Wonka, do a somersault?

The question is a serious one for the two, who, like fans, have a long history with the popular 1964 novel by Roald Dahl, which was adapted for the screen in 1971 as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with the late Gene Wilder taking on the iconic title role. In the film, he famously somersaulted across the screen. “Everyone has some familiarity with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Borle tells Et by phone after his discussion with O’Brien about the production striking a balance with people’s expectations for the show. “There are certain things people are craving to see, but we also »

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Mary Poppins Returns Begins Filming – Stars Emily Blunt And Lin-Manuel Miranda

10 February 2017 9:18 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Production on Mary Poppins Returns, the all new sequel to Disney’s 1964 film “Mary Poppins,” has commenced at Shepperton Studios.

The film, which stars Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train,” “Into the Woods”) and Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) and is directed and produced by Oscar nominee, Emmy and DGA Award winner Rob Marshall (“Into the Woods,” “Chicago”), is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.

The film also stars: Ben Whishaw (“Spectre”), Emily Mortimer (“Hugo”) and Julie Walters (“Harry Potter” films) with Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”).

In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth).

Mary Poppins Returns introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”), Nathanael Saleh (“Game of Thrones”) and newcomer Joel Dawson. »

- Melissa Thompson

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It's a Jolly Holiday, Because We Finally Have More Details About Mary Poppins Returns

10 February 2017 9:05 AM, PST | 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 certainly 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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It's a Jolly Holiday, Because We Finally Have More Details About Mary Poppins Returns

10 February 2017 9:05 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar 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 certainly 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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Mary Poppins Returns Cast and Plot Revealed as Filming Begins

10 February 2017 8:19 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The sequel to Disney's 1960s classic, Mary Poppins, is currently underway as filming has officially started.  We already knew Emily Blunt was playing the titular role, along with Lin-Manuel Miranda as a co-star, but the rest of the stacked cast has been revealed with today's announcement.  Come inside to learn more! 

Frankly speaking, it's still a little odd to be writing about a sequel to Mary Poppins.  It's not something I thought would ever happen, but lo and behold...Mary Poppins Returns already started filming.  Today Disney brings the announcement for the start of production, giving us some more insight into the sequel's story as well as the impressive cast they've assembled. 

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, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Mary Poppins Returns Begins Shooting, Full Cast Announced

10 February 2017 8:03 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production on Mary Poppins Returns, the all new sequel to Disney's 1964 film Mary Poppins, has commenced at Shepperton Studios. The film, which stars Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train, Into the Woods) and Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) and is directed and produced by Oscar nominee, Emmy and DGA Award winner Rob Marshall (Into the Woods, Chicago), is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.

The film also stars Ben Whishaw (Spectre), Emily Mortimer (Hugo) and Julie Walters (Harry Potter films) with Colin Firth (The King's Speech) and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins). In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth).

Mary Poppins Returns introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children), Nathanael Saleh (Game of Thrones) and newcomer Joel Dawson. »

- MovieWeb

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Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Begins Production in U.K.

10 February 2017 4:37 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Principal photography has commenced on Walt Disney Studio’s “Mary Poppins Returns” at the U.K.’s Shepperton Studios, Disney announced Friday. The much-anticipated sequel to Disney’s 1964 classic “Mary Poppins” stars Emily Blunt as the eponymous magical nanny created by author P.L. Travers, taking over the role from Oscar-winner Julie Andrews.

The sequel co-stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. Young actors Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and Joel Dawson play the three new Banks children. The original film’s co-star, Dick Van Dyke, who is 91, is also set to appear.

Rob Marshall directs the film from a screenplay by David Magee, and also serves as producer alongside John DeLuca and Marc Platt. Tony Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have written new songs for the film, with Shaiman also composing the original score.

Set in Depression-era London of the 1930s, “Mary Poppins Returns »

- Robert Mitchell

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