MARY POPPINS Enters Final Week of Performances
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, one of the biggest Broadway successes in recent memory, is in its final week. It concludes its historic Broadway run at The New Amsterdam Theatre this 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.