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Mary Poppins Summary

  • Genre: Musical
  • Mary Poppins is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: October 14, 2006
  • Show Opened: November 16, 2006
  • Show Closed: March 3, 2013

Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, this is the story of the Banks family and how their lives change after the arrival of nanny Mary Poppins at their home at 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London.

Mary Poppins on Broadway Background

The stage adaption of Mary Poppins premiered in London's West End in September 2004. This is the only Disney musical to premiere in the UK. Mary Poppins made its Broadway debut in November 2006. After a six year run at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre, Mary Poppins astonished nearly 4 million people with its own brand of pure Broadway magic. Mary Poppins the musical has a book by Julian Fellowes ("Downtown Abbey", School of Rock) and music and lyrics by the Sherman Brothers (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats). The Sherman Brothers are credited with writing more motion-picture musical scores than any other songwriting team, including the original Mary Poppins film. Mary Poppins was nominated for seven Tony Awards and won the award for Best Scenic Design.

The original Broadway cast starred Ashley Brown (Beauty and the Beast) as Mary Poppins and Gavin Lee (originated the role in the West End production of Mary Poppins) in his Broadway debut as Bert.

What’s Mary Poppins Like?

Fans of the book series will be happy to see that this adaptation includes characters and adventures the film left out. Fans of the film may miss its simplicity (and a few of the songs). This production does feature iconic songs from the movie like "A Spoonful of Sugar" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." But everyone is sure to appreciate the excellent cast and impressive sets. Be aware that there are a few darker moments in the show that might scare smaller children.

Is Mary Poppins Good for Kids?

Kid-Friendly

Theatre Information

New Amsterdam Theatre

214 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,801
Entrance: 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
Theatre Information

New Amsterdam Theatre Seating Chart

Mary Poppins Marquee

Mary Poppins Marquee

Cast Members

Mary Poppins
Steffanie Leigh
Bert
Nicolas Dromard
George Banks
Karl Kenzler
Winifred Banks
Megan Osterhaus

Producers

Disney Theatrical Productions

Cameron Mackintosh

Production Credits

Direction
Richard Eyre
Choreography + Co-Direction
Matthew Bourne
Co-Choreography
Stephen Mear
Set + Costume Design
Bob Crowley
Lighting Design
Howard Harrison
Sound Design
Andrew Bruce
Orchestrations
William David Brohn
Musical Supervision
David Caddick
Music + Lyrics
Robert Sherman + Richard Sherman
Additional Music
George Stiles
Additional Lyrics
Anthony Drewe
Book
Julian Fellowes

Creative Team

General Manager
Anne Quart at Disney Theatrical Productions
Company Manager
Dave Ehle at Disney Theatrical Productions
Advertising Representative
Serino Coyne
Production Stage Manager
Mark Dobrow