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[27 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Mary Poppins’ to Close on Broadway This March, ‘Aladdin’ to Arrive On Broadway Spring 2014

Disney will be saying goodbye to one of its Broadway productions this spring, as Disney Theatrical Productions has officially announced that Mary Poppins will be closing on Broadway this March. However, the Disney-owned New Amsterdam Theatre will not be empty for too long, as the musical adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin will arrive on Broadway in 2014.
Mary Poppins will officially play its final performance on March 3, 2013. The hit show opened on Broadway in 2006, and will have played 2,619 performances by the time it closes. In a statement, producer …

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[24 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
D23 Announces Four New Events in 2013, Featuring ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘Mary Poppins,’ and More

A few weeks ago, we let you know about some of the new and returning D23 events that members could expect in 2013. This week, even more exciting events were added to the schedule, as D23 announced four new events that members all around the country are sure to enjoy.
Here’s the listing of these exciting events:
Disney Interactive Video Game Unveiling:
D23 members in California will be able to attend an exclusive event hosted by Disney Interactive this January. On Tuesday, January 15, a select number of D23 members will have the …

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[28 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Theatricals Cancels Broadway Performances Due to Hurricane Sandy

Those of us on the East Coast are gearing up for Hurricane Sandy and its effects over the next few days, and in preparation for the storm, Disney Theatrical Productions has canceled several performances of its Broadway productions.
The October 28-29 performances of Newsies, Mary Poppins, and The Lion King will be officially canceled, Disney Theatricals announced this afternoon. The dates/times of the canceled performances are as follows:
Mary Poppins: October 28th at 6:30 PM (New Amsterdam Theater)
The Lion King: October 28th at 6:30 PM (Minskoff Theater)
Newsies: October 29th at 7:30 PM …

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[16 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s ‘The Newsies’ Coming to Broadway

Earlier today, Disney Theatrical Productions announced they will be mounting a limited run of Newsies the Musical on Broadway this spring. For a company that traditionally plans productions several years in advance and spends millions of dollars on those shows, Disney appears to be starting small this time around.
For Newsies, the budget is only $5 million and will run at the Nederlander Theater from March 15, 2012 to June 10. Sources say the reason for the limited run and budget stems from the fact that two of Disney’s most recent …

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[4 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
‘Mary Poppins’ Celebrates Milestone Performance on Broadway

Earlier this summer, the Broadway production of Mary Poppins celebrated a major milestone when the show became the 30th longest running show in Broadway history. Today, the show celebrated another important milestone, as Mary Poppins played its 2,000th performance on Broadway this afternoon.
Mary Poppins, based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the classic 1964 Disney film of the same name, has been running on Broadway since 2006. The show features the film’s classic songs by Disney Legends Richard and Robert Sherman, with new songs by George Stiles and Anthony …

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[17 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
‘Mary Poppins’ Becomes 30th Longest-Running Broadway Show

Yesterday afternoon brought an important milestone for the Broadway production of Mary Poppins. The show, which opened November 16, 2006, officially became the 30th longest-running show in Broadway history following its matinee performance on Saturday, July 16. Having officially played its 1,945th performance, the show surpassed the previous 30th longest-running show, Pippin.
Mary Poppins is produced on Broadway by Disney Theatricals in conjunction with legendary producer Cameron Mackintosh. The show features direction by Richard Eyre, with choreography and co-direction provided by Matthew Bourne. Music from the show includes both the film’s original …

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[16 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Happy Anniversary:  “Mary Poppins” Celebrates Four Years on Broadway

“Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way.”  Few would disagree, it seems, for today marks the fourth anniversary of “Mary Poppins’” run on Broadway.
And everyone’s favorite nanny shows no signs of slowing down as she begins her fifth year.
“Mary Poppins” actually debuted on stage – fittingly – in London, where the show ran for three years before mounting a successful U.K. tour.  The beloved musical opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre on November 16, 2006, where it continues to delight fans of all ages seven times each week. 
During its four solid …

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[2 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Original Stars Will Reunite This Month in Broadway’s “Mary Poppins”

Fans of the Broadway production of “Mary Poppins” are in for a treat this fall, as Gavin Lee, who originated the role of Bert in the show’s world premiere in London’s West End, Broadway production, and US national tour, will return to the show’s Broadway production on August 24th. He will be coming directly from the show’s national tour, which is currently playing at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. His co-star on Broadway will be Laura Michelle Kelly as Mary Poppins, who was the first actress to play the show’s …