Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's 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) last night, Monday, October 12 at 7pm. Produced by Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh, MARY POPPINS will celebrate its three-year anniversary at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street) on Monday, November 16.

BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there for the "Jolly Holiday" for the "Poppins" celebration!

Kelly and Borle are joined by new cast members Jeff Binder ('Zazu' in The Lion King) as Mr. Banks, Jenny Galloway (reprising her role from the West End production) as Mrs. Brill andMichael McCarty as Admiral Boom, returning to the role he created on Broadway. Rebecca Luker continues to star as Mrs. Banks alongside Ann Arvia as Bird Woman, Mark Price as Robertson Ay and Ruth Gottschall as Miss Andrew. Juliette Allen Angelo, Alexandra Berro and CASSADY LEONARD alternate as Jane Banks; JEREMIAH KISSANE, Matthew Schechter and ANDREW SHIPMAN alternate as Michael Banks.

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 atwww.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.

Photos by Monica Simoes

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Laura Michelle Kelly

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Juliette Allen Angelo, Jeff BinderLaura Michelle Kelly, Christian Borle and Rebecca Luker

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Laura Michelle Kelly, Christian Borle and Rebecca Luker

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Jeff BinderLaura Michelle Kelly, Christian Borle and Rebecca Luker

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Jeff BinderLaura Michelle Kelly, Christian Borle and Rebecca Luker

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!

Laura Michelle Kelly, Sir Cameron Mackintosh's proud mother, Diana and Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Jeff Binder and Rebecca Luker

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Dennis Moench, Ruth Gottschall, Rebecca Luker and Aaron J. Albano

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Alexandra Berro, Jeremiah Kissane and Juliette Allen Angelo

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Laura Bell Bundy and Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Laura Bell Bundy and Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Jessica Sheridan and Michael McCarty

Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS!
Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle

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At a young age Monica Simoes became a fan of the stage forever. She always dreamt of being a part of theatrical magic. However, those dreams seemed thwarted by her inability to carry a note and her two left feet. Yet, that minor speed bump didn't stop her. She has melded her passion for theatre and her photographic skill to capture the essence of Broadway. Monica is currently a student at Parsons the New School for Design. She hopes to continue enjoying all that Broadway has to offer through the viewfinder of her camera.


 
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