LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Producer Cameron Mackintosh attends the GREAT British Film Reception at British Consul Generals Residence on February 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Mrs. Travers, the lady who wrote the books, was a real character ... She didn’t like any of our ideas. And she never liked the picture. ... When Cameron Mackintosh and the Disney organization got together, one of the stipulations she had made was that no American could ever touch the story again.
Post-production on the Les Misérables film was extremely tight, with recording of the orchestra, final edit and sound mix having to be completed in only a few weeks. There was only enough time to remix a limited number of tracks so that at least a highlights album could be released for the fans before Christmas
I don't know if Ms. Travers would have entirely approved of all of the compromises that Disney Theatrical and Sir Cameron Mackintosh eventually came to. After all, she was quite vocal when it came to her dislike of those Sherman Brothers songsMore quotes »
Around the web
Jonathan Pryce shines in ‘My Fair Lady’ gala concert at Kennedy Center
Any search for a perfect Henry Higgins might stop happily with Jonathan Pryce. The “My Fair Lady” gala concert Sunday night at the Kennedy Center was satisfying, not stunning, but it often sparkled thanks to Pryce’s masculine charm and zesty command. The from The Washington Post Read more »
Money, money, money
“YOU can’t make a living, but you can make a killing,” goes the Broadway adage. Musicals have odds like venture capital: only one in ten makes money, and two out of ten lose it all. The hits, however, are huge. “Cats” probably made a 3,500% return for it from Economist Read more »
Anne Hathaway in 'Interstellar': Oscar Winner Joins Matthew McConaughey in New Christopher Nolan Film
Though details about the film are scant, it is set to follow a story first developed in 2006 by Steven Spielberg, who became interested in the work of Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne that theorized time travel was capable through wo from Cinematical Read more »
Whatever Happened to Tom Lehrer?
Most people assume that Tom Lehrer is dead, just as he has always wished us to think. Lehrer is by no means dead, but he turns 85 this month. After he retired at the peak of his fame in 1960, he gleefully collected all newspaper references to “the late T from American Spectator Read more »
The Coaltion is music to Cameron Mackintosh's ears
Sir Cameron Mackintosh believes that it has the potential to be his biggest hit since Les Misérables – and certainly the story it will relate is likely to be every bit as soaked in blood and tears. The Coalition – the Musical had originally been conceive from The Telegraph Read more »