Mary Poppins was created, in collaboration with Mackintosh, by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, who wrote the book; Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre; and the Olivier Award-winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who composed new songs and additional music and lyrics.
The musical opened in London in 2004; 14 productions on three continents were eventually launched. The Tony Award-winning Broadway production, which ran for more than six years at The New Amsterdam, was the longest-running show of the 2006-07 season and the 21st longest-running show in Broadway history.
Resources available for licensees include recorded orchestra tracks, a choreography manual and DVD with instructions on how to re-create original Broadway dances by Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear, a production handbook and two orchestration options.
Those interested in obtaining school or amateur rights and materials should contact Musical Theatre International by visiting www.mtishows.com or by calling (212) 541-4684.