MARY POPPINS Begins Final Two Weeks of Performances!
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, one of the biggest Broadway successes in recent memory, enters its final two weeks tonight. It concludes its historic Broadway run at The New Amsterdam Theatre on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 3:00pm after 2619 performances and more than six years. With attendance totaling nearly four million guests, the show has been seen by more people in the last six years than any Broadway show except Wicked and The Lion King.
Mary Poppins opened on Broadway in 2006, just two years after debuting in London's West End, where it had received nine Olivier Award nominations and won Olivier, Evening Standard and WhatsOnStage Awards. The Broadway production received 25 major theatrical award nominations, winning Tony and Drama Desk Awards.
Since it opened, Mary Poppins has achieved a success and global profile unmatched by any new Broadway show of the last six years:
· For every one of its six full years on Broadway, it has ranked among the Top 10 grossing shows and among the Top 5 for attendance.
· By the time it closes, it will have grossed over $300 million; only four mega-hits in Broadway history (The Lion King; Mamma Mia!; Jersey Boys and Wicked) have grossed more by that point in their lives.
· Mary Poppins will rank as the 22nd longest-running show in Broadway history by the time its run is complete, ranking between Best Musical winners Hairspray and Avenue Q on the list of long runs.
For information and tickets to the show's final 16 performances, visit MaryPoppins.com.
With seven productions produced on three continents, Mary Poppins is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge from London or New York in recent years. Worldwide to date, the show has grossed over $835 million and welcomed more than 11.4 million guests.
MARY POPPINS received its worldwide premiere at the Prince Edward Theatre in the
West End in December 2004. Following its successful three-year London run, the production launched an acclaimed U.K. tour.
The Broadway production of Mary Poppins officially opened on November 16, 2006,
recouping its initial Broadway investment within 52 weeks of its premiere, and is the only show from the 2006-2007 theatrical season still running.
The Australian production of Mary Poppins opened to critical acclaim in Melbourne
in July 2010 where it achieved an unprecedented 100% of gross box office and subsequently smashed records in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. Moving onto New Zealand this year, the show continued to break records in its 10 weeks there.
Having also played to enormous success in Holland, Mary Poppins can currently be seen on Broadway, on North American tour and in Mexico City.
The musical is the winner of 44 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony,
Olivier, Helpmann and Evening Standard awards.
For tickets, show information and performance schedule, call Ticketmaster's Disney on
Broadway hotline at 866-870-2717 or visit MaryPoppins.com.