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Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by tking001 2013-01-07 16:55:14


The show will be closing on March 3rd 2013

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by everythingtaboo 2013-01-07 16:59:35


NOT OFFICIAL, just according to Michael Riedel. Though I think we all know what that means...love him or hate him, he's pretty spot on.

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by tking001 2013-01-07 17:02:16


The NY times also reported it

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by jacobsnchz14 2013-01-07 17:06:40


Hasn't the show been doing pretty good business lately? I don't remember reading if this ever recouped. I'm sure it did though.

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by wdwfreak 2013-01-07 17:08:00


^ It doesn't matter how well a show is doing. It's not doing crazy business like Lion King is and if they have something lined up, Disney will pull the plug on one show to let another show open. Mary Poppins also has had a lot of low weeks this past year. It's not a cheap show to run.

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by Jordan Catalano 2013-01-07 17:13:05


It's also insanely boring. Y'know, so there's that.

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by TheGingerBreadMan 2013-01-07 17:23:44


I don't remember reading if this ever recouped. I'm sure it did though.


According to the official BWW article, the show recouped with 52 weeks of opening.

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by RENT_is_Wicked2 2013-01-07 17:25:03


Kind of funny that a Disney show is closing with another Disney show moving in...

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by wdwfreak 2013-01-07 17:26:37


^ Why is that funny? Disney has a lease on the theater so only their shows can go in there.

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by dramamama611 2013-01-07 17:29:01


And they are closing Poppins so that they CAN bring Aladdin into the space.

Cause and Effect.

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by jbm2 2013-01-07 17:32:13


Aladin is awful- close to the worst show I saw in 2012

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by beautywickedlover 2013-01-07 17:34:54


"Kind of funny that a Disney show is closing with another Disney show moving in..."

They made that mistake 6 years ago around this month. It was very sad to see a wonderful show like 'Beauty and the Beast' and to see it be replaced by a mess of a show like 'The Little Mermaid'. They only redeemable things about it were Sierra Boggess and Sherie Rene Scott. But Disney did not own the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Anyway, I'll miss 'Mary Poppins' but I am looking forward to 'Aladdin'.

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by finebydesign 2013-01-07 17:36:49


It's time for an Aida revival. I wouldn't be shocked if it was a Beauty they were bringing back.

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by bdn223 2013-01-07 17:48:44


I feel bad for Gavin Lee. He has been with the show since it opened in London, opened the show on Broadway, did the tour and then came back to broadway. He just took off for a few month to do Top Hat in London for a few months and was to return to Mary Poppins over the summer. I honestly wonder if Disney will try to bring him back for the final show.

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by Kelly2 2013-01-07 17:51:25


OMG, please bring Aida back. I am so down for that.

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by Brave Sir Robin2 2013-01-07 17:51:47


I'd love an Aida revival in five years that focuses a little less on spectacle. Would Disney ever NOT produce a revival of one of their shows, or at least co-produce?

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by CarlosAlberto 2013-01-07 17:56:54


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Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by Mr Roxy 2013-01-07 18:01:17


Think closing before Easter is a big mistake.

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by fashionguru_23 2013-01-07 18:24:13


I do enjoy Michael Ridel, but Disney hasn't set a closing date, and tickets are still on sale until Aug. 18th.

Mary Poppins closing in March!
Posted by Yero my Hero 2013-01-07 18:48:30


Frank Dilella of NY1 is reporting March 3.