BWW TV: She's Practically Perfect! Laura Michelle Kelly Chats About MARY POPPINS
Broadway's perfectly magical musical MARY POPPINS welcomed the West End's original 'Mary', Olivier Award winner Laura Michelle Kelly, and Tony® Award nominee Christian Borle (Broadway's Legally Blonde) on Monday, October 12th. Produced by Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh, MARY POPPINS celebrated its three-year anniversary at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street) on Monday, November 16.
Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle took time out of their busy schedules to greet the media a few weeks back at the world famous Broadway eatery, Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld.com was there for the "Jolly Holiday" as the two new leads met the press!
Consistently among the top-grossing shows on Broadway, MARY POPPINS has played over 1000 performances - a milestone reached by only a rare few number of shows in Broadway history. The production has been seen by more than 1.9 million theatergoers and grossed over $ 154 million to date.
A co-production by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, this stage production is based on P.L. Travers' cherished stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film and includes the film's Academy Award®-winning music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The stage production was created, in collaboration with Cameron 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.
MARY POPPINS ticket prices range from $31.50 - $121.50, and are available online at www.DisneyOnBroadway.com, in-person at the New Amsterdam Theatre Box Office (214 West 42nd Street) and all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling Ticketmaster's Disney on Broadway hotline at 866-870-2717 (NOTE: Holiday pricing ranges from $31.50 - $131.50 at select performances).
Running time is approximately 2 hours, 40 minutes.
From This Author Eddie Varley