Broadway's Mary Poppins to Celebrate Five Years on Broadway Nov. 16

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The Broadway production of the hit Disney-Cameron Mackintosh musical Mary Poppins, which currently stars Steffanie Leigh as the high-flying nanny, will celebrate five years on Broadway Nov. 16 at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Steffanie Leigh
Steffanie Leigh Photo by Joan Marcus

Previews for the family-friendly musical began Oct. 14, 2006. Mary Poppins is the third Disney Theatrical Productions show (following Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King) and the fifth Cameron Mackintosh show (joining Cats, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon) to play five or more years on Broadway.

Worldwide to date, the show has grossed over $644 million and welcomed 9.3 million guests.

The Broadway cast also features Tony Award nominee Gavin Lee as Bert, Karl Kenzler as George Banks, Megan Osterhaus as Winifred Banks, Valerie Boyle as Mrs. Brill, Ann Arvia as Bird Woman, Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Robertson Ay, Ruth Gottschall as Miss Andrew and Jonathan Freeman as Admiral Boom. Alternating in the role of Jane Banks are Rozi Baker, Brigid Harrington and Kara Oates; alternating in the role of Michael Banks are Lewis Grosso, David Gabriel Lerner and Anthony Scarpone-Lambert.

Mary Poppins, a co-production by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, is based on P.L. Travers' stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film. The score boasts the film's Academy Award-winning music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, with new songs by Olivier Award winners George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

The stage production was created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, who wrote the book; and Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre.

For tickets, show information and performance schedule, visit MaryPoppins.com.

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