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Prepare Yourself for the Next Golden Age of Big-Screen Musicals

Prepare Yourself for the Next Golden Age of Big-Screen Musicals

People keep yakking about how moviegoing moderns don’t get musicals anymore. But with the nearly unanimous raves for the new Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling musical La La Land (read our review here), plus the big box-office success of Les Miserables, Mamma Mia!, Into the Woods and Enchanted, not to mention TV’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Grease and The Sound of Music, you can expect a whole lot of singing and dancing in the next two years.   This March, Disney trots out Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor and Kevin Kline in a much buzzed-about live-action big-screen version of Beauty and the Beast. Meanwhile, Hello Again, Michael John LaChiusa’s sexy modern musical based on Arthur Schnitzler’s libido-driven 1897 play La Ronde, hits theaters next year with a cast that includes Audra McDonald, Cheyenne Jackson and Rumer Willis.  Hugh Jackman, who first caught Hollywood’s attention on stage in the 1999 revival of Oklahoma and who broke Broadway attendance records with The Boy from Oz, is…

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