New Mary Poppins Live Action Musical In Development!

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The opportunity to bring Disney Addicts news and updates is always an exciting one for me.   Today however, I am jumping up and down and shouting the news from the rooftops as I step in time with joy!

My all time favorite Disney Movie, Mary Poppins is back!  Well not exactly back, Walt Disney Studios is taking it one step further by making a new original live-action musical.

Rob Marshall is directing and John DeLuca and Marc Platt are producing the new film which takes place approximately 20 years after the original Mary Poppins.   Set in Depression-Era London, it will take us on the next adventuress of Mary Poppins and the Banks family as told in P.L. Travers’ novels.

The original one and only, Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke was based on the first book but with 7 additional books in the Poppins series, there is plenty of adventure and story to tell.

Of course, no Disney film, much less one about Mary Poppins would be complete without the magic of music and this new film will bring us the duo of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman who will be composing original songs and a new score.  David Magee is joining the crew as screenplay writer.

Disney Studios and Marshall are working with the Travers estate and have full support from co-composer, Richard Sherman who along with his brother, the late Robert Sherman created the magical music in the original Mary Poppins including award winning songs like supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Mr. Disney’s personal favorite – Feed the Birds.

Under the award winning direction of Mr. Marshall and crew and the recent success of Saving Mr. Banks in 2013, the new Mary Poppins will be a huge hit with audiences young and old.

Stay tuned for news about cast and production dates by visiting www.chipandco.com.   And keep an eye for your favorite Entertainment Writer as I dance and jump from roof top to roof top with excitement.


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