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Composer Duo Faces Challenge of New Music for 'Mary Poppins'

Everyone involved in the making of "Mary Poppins Returns" felt the pressure to do justice to the original 1964 film.   Rob Marshall worked on it for three straight years. Animators came out of retirement to do hand-drawn animation in the style of the first. Sets were built. Cast members moved their family to London for a year. But perhaps no one short of Emily Blunt and Marshall were as heavy with responsibility as composer Marc Shaiman and his co-lyricist Scott Wittman....

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