Everyone’s fascinated by Disney’s upcoming musical Into the Woods, based on the 1987 Broadway hit that won Tony Awards for composer Stephen Sondheim and writer James Lapine. It may be the season’s most anticipated musical. This preview in Variety‘s current issue contains more musical detail than I’ve seen in any other article to date — including the sad news that Sondheim’s new song for the film has been cut. But director Rob Marshall and writer Lapine talk about their decisions about what to keep and what to lose in this story. And in this short follow-up story, Marshall talks a bit more about the transition from stage to screen.
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John Williams scoring “Geisha” and “Munich”
Here’s a New York Times piece I wrote about composer John Williams, who was about to tie Alfred Newman’s long-standing record of 45 Oscar nominations for the scores of Memoirs of a Geisha and Munich.