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Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda Cast in 2018 Mary Poppins Sequel

imageSince Disney is remaking every movie they’ve ever released, rumors circulated as to what films were coming and who is going to star in them. Mary Poppins kept coming up, usually with Emily Blunt’s name attached to it. I’m happy to say those rumors are true! Mary Poppins Returns will hit movie theaters December 25, 2018. Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda was also cast in this upcoming feature. He will write new songs for the movie, and will also appear as a new character, a lamplighter named Jack. Rob Marshall is set to direct the movie. Mary Poppins Returns will feature a whole new score. Continue reading Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda Cast in 2018 Mary Poppins Sequel

Soundtracks to Get You Through Your Finals

If you’re taking your finals right now, let me start by telling you, “YOU CAN DO IT!” Which is something¬†most of my friends need to hear right now. I received my grown-up card last May, so when I tell you that you will survive, it’s coming from a place of experience. Clearly, you are right now taking a well-deserved break, and should definitely get back to work once you’ve figured out what your soundtrack to success is. Here are my suggestions:

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo star in “tick, tick…BOOM!” for Encores!

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Here at The Daily Geekette, many of us are theater/Broadway nerds, and thus we like to report on the awesomeness happening currently on The Great White Way. One of those recent announcements included one of my personal favorite people being cast in New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center‘s newest addition to it’s season line up. The person in question? Lin-Manuel Miranda (and Karen Olivo.) The show? Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…BOOM!¬†

Lin-Manuel is an incredible talent, who has the ability to mix musical genres with effortless ability, making them seem to fit in perfect harmony. He proved this in his masterpiece, In The Heights, which also showcased his quirky yet wonderful acting chops. He’s meant to be in unique musical theater material, and if you know the late Jonathan Larson’s work (Spoiler Alert: he was the guy that wrote Rent), then you know what you’re in for.

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