Mary Poppins Becomes 24th Longest-Running Show in Broadway History Aug. 3
By Andrew Gans
The Broadway production of the hit Disney-Cameron Mackintosh musical Mary Poppins, which currently stars Steffanie Leigh as the high-flying nanny, becomes the 24th longest-running show in Broadway history Aug. 3 at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
The award-winning production will surpass the original 1977 Broadway staging of Annie and the 1988 Broadway revival of Cabaret when it plays its 2,379th performance at 8 PM.
The Broadway production of Mary Poppins officially opened on Nov. 16, 2006, recouping its initial Broadway investment within 52 weeks of its premiere. It is the only show from the 2006-07 theatrical season still running.
Mary Poppins, a co-production by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, is based on P.L. Travers' stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film. The score boasts the film's Academy Award-winning music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, with new songs by Olivier Award winners George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
The stage production was created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, who wrote the book; and Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre.
For tickets, show information and performance schedule, visit MaryPoppins.com.
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