By Andrew Gans
23 Mar 2011
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
Steffanie Leigh, who previously understudied the title role in the touring production, stars as Mary Poppins with original Broadway company member Nicolas Dromard as Bert.
The cast also features Michael Dean Morgan as George Banks, Blythe Wilson as Winifred Banks, Rachel Izen as Mrs. Brill, Dennis Moench as Robertson Ay, Q. Smith as Miss Andrew, Janet MacEwen as The Bird Woman and Michael McCarty as Admiral Boom.
Performances in the role of Jane Banks will be alternated between Camille Mancuso and Marissa Smoker; performances in the role of Michael Banks will be alternated between Talon Ackerman and Tyler Merna.
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.
The musical also features set and costume design by Bob Crowley, co-choreography by Stephen Mear, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design Steve Canyon Kennedy, orchestrations by William David Brohn, musical direction by James Dodgson, musical supervision by David Caddick, tour director Anthony Lyn and associate choreographer Geoffrey Garrett.
Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased by calling (215) 731-3333 or online at kimmelcenter.org/broadway.