CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2000 |
The musical "Mary Poppins" will be staged at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at St. John's Episcopal School, 30382 Via Con Dios. Tickets are $6 for evening performances and $5 for matinees. Information: (949) 858-5144.
November 11, 2005 |
"Mary Poppins," the musical that won rave reviews from British critics when it opened in 2004 in London, is coming to Broadway. The production, a joint venture between the Walt Disney Co. and British producer Cameron Mackintosh ("Cats," "Les Miserables," "Phantom of the Opera"), will open on Nov. 16, 2006, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. To make room for the show, Disney's "The Lion King" will move in June from the New Amsterdam, its home since 1997, to the nearby Minskoff Theatre.
December 19, 2004 |
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Image, $20 Mary Poppins -- 40th Anniversary Edition Disney, $30 You could call these crown Julies. The 1957 live CBS musical and the 1964 Walt Disney musical classic were two of Julie Andrews' watershed projects early in her career. "Cinderella" was the only original musical Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote for television, and more than 100 million people watched Andrews and her costars perform it live on March 31, 1957.
November 22, 1992
Miles Corwin has a much greater problem differentiating between movies and real life than the actors he attacks in his article. If everyone held his opinion, then Anthony Hopkins should not have played Hannibal Lector because he never murdered anyone and Julie Andrews should be censured for playing Mary Poppins because she can't fly. An actor's only responsibility is to bring life to the part he plays convincingly and believably. John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Sylvester Stallone have been entertaining and inspiring audiences for years.
June 16, 1996 |
P. L. Travers died recently, at the age of 90. Perhaps it was wrong for me to think that she would always be here for us, for me. She was the wisest woman I ever met. Travers wrote the "Mary Poppins" books. They are brilliant and profound works, but few people seem willing to overcome their prejudices and entertain that possibility.
November 17, 2009 |
Mary Poppins wafted into the Ahmanson Theatre on her magic umbrella Sunday evening, and even those who think they've outgrown her carpetbag of enchantment will have to admit that her timing is, to use one of her pet phrases, "practically perfect." The show, while not intended as a holiday entertainment, takes on a special glow as the days get dark early and merriment is placed on family to-do lists. (Sure, Mary can be a bit of a martinet, but wouldn't you rather jump into a painting with her than clock more overtime with Scrooge?
November 18, 2008 |
The Obamas aren't the only White House visitors getting face time with the president in recent days: George W. Bush honored the nine recipients of the 2008 National Medal of the Arts, managed by the National Endowment for the Arts, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Monday. Among those presented with the medals by the president and First Lady Laura Bush were Los Angeles comic book writer and producer Stan Lee, the man behind Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and the X-Men, and Academy Award-winning songwriting brothers Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman, who wrote the music for several Disney films, including "The Jungle Book" and "The Aristocats," and won two Oscars for "Mary Poppins."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2013 |
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 the Jack Benny television show. "I'm not really a dancer," Van Dyke said. "I could move a little and I was what you call an eccentric dancer -- loose limbed and light on my feet. But they took what I could do and made the most of it. I was just thrilled.
September 4, 2013 |
With film festivals in Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York all taking place this month, it seems nearly every movie with awards season hopes has already had - or has at least booked - its world premiere. But Hollywood's own AFI Fest was able to land a highly anticipated, still-under-wraps title to help kick off its November event: "Foxcatcher," director Bennett Miller's wrestling drama. The film, which stars Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, will play on Nov. 8, the second day of the eight-day festival.