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Photo Coverage: Mary Poppins Opening Night Arrivals

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The Broadway production of Mary Poppins--currently a hit in London--opened on Thursday, November 16th at the New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway at West 42nd Street) after beginning previews on Saturday, October 14th.

Ashley Brown plays the title role of Mary Poppins, and direct from the West End production of the show, Oliver Award-nominee Gavin Lee plays Bert.  Joining them are Daniel Jenkins (Mr. Banks), rebecca luker (Mrs. Banks), Jane Carr (Mrs. Brill), Mark Price (Robertson Ay), Cass Morgan (Bird Woman), Ruth Gottschall (Miss Andrew), and Michael McCarty (Admiral Boom). Katherine Doherty and Delaney Moro alternate in the role of Jane Banks. Henry Hodges and Alexander Scheitinger alternate in the role of Michael Banks

"Based on P.L. Travers's cherished stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The stage production has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, who has written the book, and the Olivier Award-winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, who have composed new songs and additional music and lyrics," state Disney notes. Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre leads the award-winning creative team assembled for Mary Poppins with co-direction and choreography by Tony- and Olivier Award-winner Matthew Bourne.

Visit www.DisneyOnBroadway.com for tickets and more information.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


Richard Sherman


Robert Sherman


Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman and Jeff Sherman


Robert Sherman


Jeff Sherman


Howard Harrison


Julian Fellowes and wife Emma

 
Richard Cook


Bob Crowley


Richard Eyre


Richard Eyre


Matthew Bourne


Anthony Drewe


George Stiles, Julian Fellowes and Anthony Drewe


Stephen Mear


Roy Disney


Roy Disney


Robert A. Iger and Willow Bay


Natalie Morales


Natalie Morales


Joel Grey


Joel Grey


Sara Gettelfinger


Sara Gettelfinger


Donny Osmond


Donny Osmond


Alex Kingston


Alex Kingston


Roger Rees


Sherie Rene Scott


Sherie Rene Scott


Adam Pascal


Adam Pascal


Heather Headley


Heather Headley


Rosie O'Donnell and Heather Headley


Rosie O'Donnell


Jacob Young, Rosie O'Donnell and Heather Headley


Jacob Young


Jacob Young


Josh Strickland


Josh Strickland


Sergio Trujillo


Jack Noseworthy


Jack Noseworthy and Sergio Trujillo with Anna


Audra McDonald


Audra McDonald


Richard Kind


Harvey Fierstein


Harvey Fierstein

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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