Hollywood's musical renaissance

Last year saw musical movies La La Land, The Greatest Showman (left) and Beauty And The Beast pull in more than US$2.1 billion (S$2.8 billion) at the global box office.
Last year saw musical movies La La Land, The Greatest Showman (above) and Beauty And The Beast pull in more than US$2.1 billion (S$2.8 billion) at the global box office.PHOTO: 20TH CENTURY FOX

Disney leads the movie musical revival with a Mary Poppins sequel and new live-action versions of Aladdin, Dumbo and The Lion King due next year

NEW YORK • The sound of music is blowing the hills of Hollywood.

Studios are falling back in love with the movie musical, seduced by the success of Oscar winner La La Land (2016) and buoyed by a wave of live-action Disney adaptations.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 30, 2018, with the headline 'Hollywood's musical renaissance'. Print Edition | Subscribe