BWW TV Exclusive: Talkin' Poppins- Marc Platt Explains How They Kept 'Joy and Wonder' in MARY POPPINS RETURNS
She's back! This holiday season Mary Poppins returns in... MARY POPPINS RETURNS- a sequel to Disneys beloved 1964 film.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers' additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Meryl Streep).
Below, watch as producer Marc Platt sits down with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to explain why the original film meant so much to him, why it so important that they get the sequel right, and so much more!