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Photo Coverage: MARY POPPINS Lights the Empire State Building in Honor of 5th Broadway Anniversary

In honor of the 5th anniversary of Mary Poppins on Broadway, Mary Poppins (Steffanie Leigh), along with a crew of Chimney Sweeps "flipped the switch" and lit the world-famous Empire State Building's tower lights blue, the signature color of the production.

BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below!

A co-production by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, the stage production MARY POPPINS 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. MARY POPPINS 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 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 at the New Amsterdam Theatre on November 16, 2006, recouping its initial Broadway investment within 52 weeks of its premiere in 2006. MARY POPPINS is the only show from the 2006-2007 theatrical season still running. The MARY POPPINS North American tour has also garnered continuous critical praise and achieved box office success since its launch in Chicago in March 2009, playing 33 cities and grossing $124 million to date. The musical is the winner of 44 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony®, Olivier, Helpmann and Evening Standard awards.

Soaring 1,454 feet (from base to antenna) above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building is the "World's Most Famous Office Building." With new investments in infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. The Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions and is the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, visit www.esbnyc.com.

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

Photo Coverage: MARY POPPINS Lights the Empire State Building in Honor of 5th Broadway Anniversary

Photo Coverage: MARY POPPINS Lights the Empire State Building in Honor of 5th Broadway Anniversary
Steffanie Leigh

Photo Coverage: MARY POPPINS Lights the Empire State Building in Honor of 5th Broadway Anniversary
Steffanie Leigh and her chimney sweeps

Photo Coverage: MARY POPPINS Lights the Empire State Building in Honor of 5th Broadway Anniversary
Steffanie Leigh

Photo Coverage: MARY POPPINS Lights the Empire State Building in Honor of 5th Broadway Anniversary
Steffanie Leigh and her chimney sweeps

Photo Coverage: MARY POPPINS Lights the Empire State Building in Honor of 5th Broadway Anniversary
Steffanie Leigh

Photo Coverage: MARY POPPINS Lights the Empire State Building in Honor of 5th Broadway Anniversary
Steffanie Leigh and her chimney sweeps

Photo Coverage: MARY POPPINS Lights the Empire State Building in Honor of 5th Broadway Anniversary
Steffanie Leigh and her chimney sweeps

Photo Coverage: MARY POPPINS Lights the Empire State Building in Honor of 5th Broadway Anniversary

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


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