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Lin-Manuel Miranda to play lamplighter in film sequel “Mary Poppins Returns,” promises to have an even worse accent than Dick Van Dyke

“If they didn’t like his, they’re going to be furious with mine,” Miranda says. “I intend to represent a corner of London with my accent that has not yet been invented. I’m going to have the worst accent in the history of English accents—I’m going to sound like I’m from another planet.”

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I hear people all the time criticizing musicals by saying “why can’t they just say what they mean instead of singing and dancing about it?” and for years the only answer I’ve had was a smile and a shrug, but I finally just figured it out.

It’s because the words by themselves aren’t enough.

Outside the song, there would be almost no moving passion in Javert’s words “This I swear by the stars.” How would He Had It Comin’ be anywhere near as dangerous and vengeful without the lighting and the dance routine? The reprise of Wouldn’t It Be Luvverly is essential to underlining just how much Henry Higgins has changed and damaged Eliza Doolittle. The Mary Poppins chimney sweeps would just be weird guys off the roof if they didn’t have their whole zany song and choreography to make them a funny and interesting group. And there aren’t any words in any language to describe the complete change in Leslie Odom Jr.’s voice as the music cuts off and he solos “I…wanna be in the room where it happens, the room where it happens.”

The reason we have musicals–and the reason we have music in general–is because words aren’t enough.

For the nights you feel like having a Broadway marathon...

Spider-Man
http://youtu.be/8tQiaj0I8ec

Wonderland original Broadway cast pt1
http://youtu.be/K43Sr_kiIp0

Wonderland original Broadway cast pt2
http://youtu.be/yM9MJ3qJwto

Mary Poppins act 1
http://youtu.be/nsh3mae8gNs

Mary Poppins act 2
http://youtu.be/oY4snwVq4Cg

Oklahoma (Hugh Jackman 1999)
http://youtu.be/J5DXLJgotrY

Rent
http://youtu.be/Lo8CmwIKiDw

Next to normal original cast
http://youtu.be/c-0ldE2Ubcs

Hairspray act 1
http://youtu.be/ReXLP_lcB18

Hairspray act 2
http://youtu.be/UAiB81n3gKk

Hairspray full
http://youtu.be/0viHZsiCNeE

Pippin
http://youtu.be/1qZUnQ6ZJw0

Bonnie and Clyde
http://youtu.be/6ljIs6Z0Mxc

Legally blonde
http://youtu.be/xjkscx9Osmw

The man who came to dinner
http://youtu.be/sqwLurn1AUE

Beauty and the beast
http://youtu.be/frbantaCYv0

The Addams family
http://youtu.be/yIIu-enyM6o

Company (Neil Patrick Harris)
http://youtu.be/a8uJ6wlm828

Gypsy
http://youtu.be/Lu7_ClufonQ

Anything goes (Sutton Foster)
http://youtu.be/PVumcH8KqJw

Book of Mormon
http://youtu.be/tTmflHgrdvU

25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
http://youtu.be/IfKO2C2uRmE

Cinderella
http://youtu.be/wYI3pDHBaMU

Catch me if you can
http://youtu.be/XPuCJTiyN7g

Grease
http://youtu.be/f3iaea-XX0I

The little mermaid part 1
http://youtu.be/fNDy9QtUd7c

Part 2
http://youtu.be/c8rVRSiqR7w

Part 3
http://youtu.be/jLvDwVfImUE

Part 4
http://youtu.be/zOYUmfGatAQ

Part 5
http://youtu.be/j5R2iLBTB9U

Part 6
http://youtu.be/fC5yTQ_uB7o

Part 7
http://youtu.be/MKIDfHftIdk

Part 8
http://youtu.be/40fzKcTN7p0

Part 9
http://youtu.be/8zOGvq5xpDY

Part 10
http://youtu.be/t5ybec9u1Tg

Part 11
http://youtu.be/yGo46bbqPuQ

Part 12
http://youtu.be/P–qeu0VGgk

Part 13
http://youtu.be/NzOei1gBK60

Part 14
http://youtu.be/VtLgcoBB2RI

Jersey boys pt1
http://youtu.be/7VdG5itNuZE

Pt2
http://youtu.be/797qJKVk0Pg

Pt3
http://youtu.be/IbRcsmf7B9Q

Miss Saigon
http://youtu.be/MrOz-JEe_qo

Ordinary days
http://youtu.be/u4Q0uwjGp30

Dogfight pt1
http://youtu.be/fl8o55HcJrk

The legend of Robinhood
http://youtu.be/Y2iPpOblDxo

Drowsy chaperone
http://youtu.be/LqNHcf1Gov8

Thoroughly modern Millie pt1
http://youtu.be/v212UUWicbU

Thoroughly modern Millie pt2
http://youtu.be/Jk1rJrb2EaQ

Wicked original cast
http://youtu.be/eByCtnF1y4U

Young Frankenstein pt1
http://youtu.be/vJ11SisOeGo

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“I think a lot about trying to meet the moment as honestly as possible, because I don’t pretend to have any answers. In fact, I have infinitely more questions than answers.”