Who says nannies aren’t well paid? Mary Poppins certainly seems to be the exception, as the North American tour of the Broadway musical has just exceeded the $100 million mark, as it prepares to celebrate its second anniversary.
Since launching in Chicago in 2009 to critical praise, the stage show has played in 23 cities to a total of 1.5 million guests.
The stage show, based upon the stories of P.L. Travers’ and the beloved 1964 Walt Disney film, is a co-production of Walt Disney and Cameron Mackintosh. Music from the original score by Richard A. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman figure prominently in the production, which also includes brand new songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drew.
The North American Tour of Mary Poppins is currently playing in Boston at the Boston Opera House, and tickets are still available for shows through March 20. After the Boston production wraps, the show will move on to play many more U.S. cities in 2011, including: the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA; the Ohio Theatre in Columbus, OH; the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA; the Sacramento Community Center Theatre in Sacramento, CA; the Keller Auditorium in Portland, OR;the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA; the San Diego Civic Theatre in San Diego, CA; the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT; the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, TX; and the Princess of Wales Theater in Toronto, ON.