Luker and Jenkins to Chat About Mary Poppins Dec. 8

News   Luker and Jenkins to Chat About Mary Poppins Dec. 8 Daniel Jenkins and Rebecca Luker, who play Mr. and Mrs. Banks in the new Disney-Cameron Mackintosh musical Mary Poppins, will be featured on Fox News Channel's "Fox News Live" Dec. 8.

Jane Skinner will conduct the interview with the two actors, which is scheduled to air at approximately 2:50 PM ET. "Fox News Live" airs in the metropolitan area on Time Warner Cable channel 46; check local listings.

Rebecca Luker was most recently on The Great White Way in the Tony-winning revival of Nine. She starred opposite Craig Bierko in the acclaimed revival of The Music Man, garnering Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for her role as Marian. Luker also appeared with Michael Cerveris and Judy Kuhn in the Kennedy Center production of Stephen Sondheim's Passion, and her other theatrical credits include roles in The Sound of Music, Show Boat, The Secret Garden and The Phantom of the Opera. Luker was also seen Off-Broadway this past summer in the Primary Stages world premiere of A.R. Gurney's Indian Blood.

Daniel Jenkins starred as Huck in the original Broadway production of Big River, earning a Tony nomination for his performance, and as Mark Twain in the revival of that musical. He also appeared on Broadway in Wrong Mountain, Big and Angels in America and Off-Broadway in Pajama Game, Spinning Into Butter, Dream True, Maiden's Prayer, Triumph of Love and Johnny Pye. Jenkins' screen credits include "Cradle Will Rock," "In Country," "Five Corners," "Tanner '88," "Caine Mutiny," "O.C. and Stiggs," "Law & Order," "Cracker" and "Going to Extremes."

Mary Poppins — a co-production between Disney and Cameron Mackintosh — officially opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre Nov. 16. Ashley Brown, recently seen on Broadway as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, stars as Mary Poppins, the role immortalized on screen by Academy Award winner Julie Andrews. Gavin Lee, who starred as Bert in the London production, re-creates his role opposite Brown.

Richard Eyre directs Mary Poppins, which is based on P.L. Travers' original stories and the 1964 Disney film. The musical features choreography and co-direction by Matthew Bourne and boasts original songs from the film — with music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman — as well as new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Julian Fellowes wrote the book. For more information visit www.marypoppins.com.

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