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[27 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Mary Poppins’ to Close on Broadway This March, ‘Aladdin’ to Arrive On Broadway Spring 2014

Disney will be saying goodbye to one of its Broadway productions this spring, as Disney Theatrical Productions has officially announced that Mary Poppins will be closing on Broadway this March. However, the Disney-owned New Amsterdam Theatre will not be empty for too long, as the musical adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin will arrive on Broadway in 2014.
Mary Poppins will officially play its final performance on March 3, 2013. The hit show opened on Broadway in 2006, and will have played 2,619 performances by the time it closes. In a statement, producer …

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[24 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
D23 Announces Four New Events in 2013, Featuring ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘Mary Poppins,’ and More

A few weeks ago, we let you know about some of the new and returning D23 events that members could expect in 2013. This week, even more exciting events were added to the schedule, as D23 announced four new events that members all around the country are sure to enjoy.
Here’s the listing of these exciting events:
Disney Interactive Video Game Unveiling:
D23 members in California will be able to attend an exclusive event hosted by Disney Interactive this January. On Tuesday, January 15, a select number of D23 members will have the …

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[22 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney and USO Provide Entertainment for Sandy Relief Workers

In a partnership with the USO, Disney Theatrical Group recently arranged for a little entertainment for service workers in New York City to aide with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The move is part of Disney’s continued efforts to support victims of the storm, which swept through the northeast United States in late October, bringing widespread devastation.
More than 500 service men and women who were temporarily relocated to two armories in New York City received tickets to one of three Disney Broadway productions. Relief workers enjoyed a night of entertainment at …

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[31 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Film Portions of ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ at Disneyland Park

On November 6 and 7, 2012, portions of Disneyland park will be walled off in order for a film crew to work on Disney’s upcoming flick Saving Mr. Banks. The film follows the efforts of Walt Disney as he tries to persuade author P.L. Travers to make a movie based on her character Mary Poppins. Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney, while Emma Thompson will star as P.L. Travers.
While several films and television shows have been filmed at the park before, it has been almost a dozen years since an area …

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[28 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Theatricals Cancels Broadway Performances Due to Hurricane Sandy

Those of us on the East Coast are gearing up for Hurricane Sandy and its effects over the next few days, and in preparation for the storm, Disney Theatrical Productions has canceled several performances of its Broadway productions.
The October 28-29 performances of Newsies, Mary Poppins, and The Lion King will be officially canceled, Disney Theatricals announced this afternoon. The dates/times of the canceled performances are as follows:
Mary Poppins: October 28th at 6:30 PM (New Amsterdam Theater)
The Lion King: October 28th at 6:30 PM (Minskoff Theater)
Newsies: October 29th at 7:30 PM …

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[20 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]
Tom Hanks Discusses ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ and Playing Walt Disney

We can’t wait for Disney’s upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mary Poppins. This week, actor Tom Hanks opened up about his work on the film, in which he plays the legendary Walt Disney.
Now almost a month into production, Saving Mr. Banks will tell the tale of the long negotiations that took place between Walt Disney and Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, with a particular emphasis on Travers’ trip to visit Disney during Poppins‘ pre-production period in 1961. About the film’s plot, Hanks …

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[26 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Alton Fitzgerald White to Release ‘Disney My Way’ in October

Alton Fitzgerald White, who plays Mufasa in Broadway’s The Lion King, will be releasing his second solo album next month: Disney My Way.
The album will feature popular Disney tunes from such classic films as Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Aladdin and many more. Additionally, the album features a 12-piece orchestra with arrangements by Jim Abbot. The track list includes:
1. Strangers Like Me (Tarzan)
2. A Whole New World (Aladdin)
3. They Live In You (The Lion King)
4. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins)
5. If I Can’t Love Her (Beauty and the Beast)
6. Her Voice (The …

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[22 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Begins Production in Los Angeles

Over the past few months, we’ve been letting you know about some of the exciting casting choices for Disney’s upcoming drama Saving Mr. Banks. Now, we’re excited to let you know that this highly anticipated film has finally begun production.
Disney announced this week that Saving Mr. Banks began production last Wednesday in Los Angeles. The film focuses on Disney’s 20-year-long process of acquiring the rights to Mary Poppins from its uptight author P.L. Travers, and the testy relationship that develops between her and Walt Disney. When Travers travels to Hollywood during Mary Poppins‘ …

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[2 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
B.J. Novak to Join Cast of ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

B.J. Novak, best known for his role on The Office, will be joining an already stellar cast for Disney’s upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks. Based on the making of Mary Poppins, Novak will play Robert Sherman, who wrote such hit songs as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Chim-Chim-Cheer-ee” along with his brother Richard.
The film also stars Tom Hanks as Walt Disney; Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers; Colin Farrel, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman and Ruth Wilson. John Lee Hancock will direct.
Saving Mr. Banks is slated to begin shooting in September.
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[28 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
More Casting Announced for ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

This week, Disney announced some additional casting for their upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks, which is set to star Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers in the tale of their negotiations in bringing Mary Poppins to the screen. Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzmann, and Ruth Wilson have joined the film’s cast in supporting roles.
Saving Mr. Banks centers on Disney’s 14-year courtship of Travers for the film rights to Mary Poppins. Travers was resistant to giving up the rights to the beloved character, and, after opposing to the …