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Photo Coverage: Mary Poppins Opening Night Dinner Party

A supper was recently held at Cipriani's celebrating the Broadway opening of Mary Poppins.

Mary Poppins--also 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), as well as Jane Carr, Mark Price, Cass Morgan, Ruth Gottschall, and Michael McCarty, among others. 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 Lyn Hughes


Producer Thomas Schumacker and Daniel Jenkins


Ruth Gottschall (Miss Andrew) and guest


Delaney Moro and Katherine Leigh Doherty, two of the young actresses sharing the role of Jane Banks


Alex Kingston ("ER") and Michael LePoer Trench


Associate director Anthony Lyn with James Hindman, who plays a policeman in the show


cast members Nicholas Dromard and Kevin Samual Lee


Cast members Stephanie Kurtzuba and Tony Mansker


Stage manager Jason Trubitt with guest


Ensemble members Kevin Samual Yee, Case Dillard, and Nicolas Dromard


Wig designer Angela Cobbin and Rebecca Luker


Ann Arvia (Miss Lark) and Cass Morgan (Bird Woman)


 Katherine Leigh Doherty and Kathryn Faughnan, two of the Jane Banks, take a twirl around the dance floor


Members of the Mary Poppins music team: music producer David Caddick, associate conductor Kristen Blodgette, and music supervisor/conductor Brad Haak


Gavin Lee and Matthew Bourne


Richard Eyre, Ashley Brown and Cameron Mackintosh


Jane Carr (Mrs. Brill) and Cameron Mackintosh


Ashley Brown and Jane Carr


Daniel Jenkins gets a peck on the cheek from composer George Stiles


Case Dillard and Katherine Leigh Doherty dance the night away


Janelle Anne Robinson (Mrs. Corry) and Ashley Brown


Ashley Brown and Cameron Mackintosh


Gavin Lee, Ashley Brown and producer Thomas Shumacher


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