PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With Mary Poppins' Andrew Keenan-Bolger

By Matthew Blank
January 5, 2011

Ever wonder about the routine of a Broadway actor on one of those grueling two-performance days? Andrew Keenan-Bolger, currently featured as Robertson Ay in the Broadway production of Mary Poppins, offers readers an exclusive look at a recent day at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Armed with a digital camera, Keenan-Bolger snapped everything from his morning rituals to between-show activities to after-show antics.

Here is a two-show day at Mary Poppins with Andrew Keenan-Bolger:

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My alarm goes off at 11:30 AM, which can only mean one thing: TWO-SHOW DAY!!
Photo by Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Keenan-Bolger reprises the role he originated in the North American touring company of Mary Poppins. Theatrical credits include Seussical, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, Spelling Bee, Grinch and Ragtime. Visit


Richard Eyre directs Mary Poppins, which 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 tickets visit DisneyonBroadway. The New Amsterdam is located at 214 West 42nd Street.