Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and James Corden put on 22 musicals in 12 minutes – Entertainment Weekly News

Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and James Corden just did the triathlon of musical theater. The trio, in a bit that aired on The Late Late Show Tuesday night, ran through a cabaret-style series of 22 musicals in the span of just 12 minutes. Let’s see you do that, Meryl. It began, appropriately, with Cabaret, followed…

Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and James Corden put on 22 musicals in 12 minutes – Entertainment Weekly News


Emily Blunt,Lin-Manuel Miranda, andJames Cordenjust did the triathlon of musical theater. The trio, in a bit that aired onThe Late Late ShowTuesday night, ran through a cabaret-style series of 22 musicals in the span of just 12 minutes. Let’s see you do that, Meryl.

It began, appropriately, withCabaret, followed byChicago,La La Land, andBeauty and the Beast. Obviously their selections weren’t limited to the stage.

Blunt reminded us how well she can sing when she took over Chita Rivera’s original number inChicagowith “All That Jazz.” She also tackled Patti LuPone’s “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” fromEvita, Beyoncé’s “Listen” fromDreamGirls, and Judy Garland’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” fromThe Wizard of Oz. Miranda’s standout moments, meanwhile, came with the bits forSingin’ in the RainLes Misérables, andOnce.

Blunt and Corden, having starred together in Rob Marshall’sInto the Woodsmovie, reprised one of their musical numbers, Kermit the Frog had a quick cameo forThe Muppet Movieand, naturally, they put on a song from Disney’s newMary Poppins Returns. But, as Mary Poppins herself says, “one never plugs one’s own film.”

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