Telephone ticketing lines, internet (ticketmaster.com), and other box office outlets will have tickets available to the public beginning at 10 AM, but at the venue 1,000 of the best seats available will be held for purchase at the box office only, and will not be available online or via phone.
Special gifts, including Mary Poppins t-shirts, will be given to the first 500 people in line. Ticket buyers will also be offered complimentary tea and scones from Argo Tea until 10 AM.
The North American national tour will begin performances at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre March 11, 2009.
Original Broadway stars Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee, along with the entire original creative team, "will reunite to bring this magical story of the world's most famous nanny to audiences around North America."
Mary Poppins, a co-production by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, opened on Broadway on Nov. 16, 2006. Based on P.L. Travers' cherished stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The stage production has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, who has written the book, and the Olivier Award-winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who have composed new songs and additional music and lyrics. Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre leads the award-winning creative team, with co-direction and choreography by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew Bourne.
Following a successful three-year run (December 2004-January 2008) at the Prince Edward Theatre on London's West End, a U.K. tour of Mary Poppins commenced earlier this summer and is currently performing to critical acclaim in Edinburgh, with additional dates booked for Manchester and Cardiff through April 2009. Mary Poppins will later make its Australian debut at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney in October 2009, and in Amsterdam in April 2010.
Mary Poppins will play Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre beginning March 11, 2009 with the following performance schedule: Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, Wednesdays at 2 PM and 7:30 PM, Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Sundays at 1 PM.
Tickets are on sale for Chicago performances through May 17, 2009. Tickets range in price from $23-$90 and a limited number of Premium Ticket Packages are available for $123-$150. Tickets are available at Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (18 W. Monroe, 24 W. Randolph St. and 151 W. Randolph St.), through the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (312) 902-1400, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers (including Carson Pirie Scott stores, Hot Tix, select Coconuts and fye stores) or online at ticketmaster.com. Groups of 20 or more should call (312) 977-1710.
Mary Poppins is a part of the 2009 Broadway In Chicago season series.
For more information please visit www.DisneyOnBroadway.com or www.BroadwayInChicago.com.