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A Trip Down Cherry Tree Lane

Mary Poppins Returns It took more than half a century to continue the story 25 years later. That’s the magic of Disney: even the math doesn’t add up. I chose the title as my way of paying homage to Cockney … Continue reading

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How They Got It (Mostly) Right

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice collaborated on a rock opera concept album in 1970. Then it was staged in the West End of London, and, later, Broadway in New York. The story was intended to … Continue reading

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A (New) Star is Born

Lady Gaga could win an Oscar Bradley Cooper is a very smart man. Most directors would be wary of yet another remake of this story. In fact, after Barbra Streisand’s last joke of film, the idea should have been dead … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Damned For All Time/Blood Money It wasn’t me that picked up the similarity, it was Susan. I think I’ve probably heard it too many times, starting with the 1970 concept LP. Last night NBC broadcast the show on Easter Sunday, … Continue reading

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Material Girl Video: Homage or Parody?


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Musical Theatre: Art Imitating Life?

Who is Really in Charge? In 2006, Mel Gibson made a mistake. In the heat of the moment, he said some stuff that got him sidelined for almost 10 years. Admittedly, what he said sounded weird at the time, but, … Continue reading

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