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STAGE TUBE: The Story Behind MARY POPPINS' 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'STAGE TUBE: The Story Behind MARY POPPINS' 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2012

Watch the video below for the inside story of how Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman dreamed up the lyrics for 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' in Disney's classic film, Mary Poppins. For the theatre, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe expanded the song to make it 'a stage excursion for the whole cast.' Check out the interview, featuring lots of great footage from the touring production, below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS Revisits the Ahmanson Through September 2BWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS Revisits the Ahmanson Through September 2
by Don Grigware - Aug 14, 2012

Mary Poppins, which opened at the Ahmanson on August 10 and runs through September 2, proves to be the perfect film to turn into a show. Flashy, whimsical, and packed with songs like "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "Feed the Birds, "A Spoonful of Sugar" and "Let's Go Fly A Kite" that had America humming in 1965, the film provided Julie Andrews with her movie debut and an Oscar to boot. In its present incarnation, it is a splashy riot of color, comedy and song that had the audience I saw it with fairly rapturous after every big number. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night at MARY POPPINS in LA at the AhmansonPhoto Flash: Opening Night at MARY POPPINS in LA at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2012

Center Theatre Group, Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh present the award-winning musical "Mary Poppins" at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. "Mary Poppins" opened on Friday, August 10. Check out photos from the opening night arrivals, curtain call and after-party below! (more...)

Disney's MARY POPPINS Set for LA Run August-SeptemberDisney's MARY POPPINS Set for LA Run August-September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

The world's most famous nanny returns to Los Angeles for four weeks only with MARY POPPINS. Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, Mary Poppins will begin previews on August 9 (2pm and 7.30pm) and open August 10 (7.20pm) through September 2 at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012. (more...)

NAMT Announces 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals Creative TeamsNAMT Announces 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals Creative Teams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today the creative teams selected to be part of the 24th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SOHO CINDERS at West End's Soho TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at SOHO CINDERS at West End's Soho Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2012

Soho Cinders is directed by Jonathan Butterell with music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe, book by Anthony Drewe & Elliot Davis, choreography by Drew McOnie, design by Morgan Large and lighting design by Hugh Vanstone. Press night will be held at the Soho Theatre on Thursday, 9th August at 8.00pm, and the show runs through Sunday, 9th September, 2012. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale June 4 for MARY POPPINS at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, July 31-Aug 5Tickets on Sale June 4 for MARY POPPINS at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, July 31-Aug 5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2012

Broadway Across Canada and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh announced today that tickets for the long-awaited production of MARY POPPINS will go on sale to the public on Monday, June 4 at 10 a.m. Calgary's most eagerly awaited stage production will begin performances at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditoriumon Tuesday, July 31 for a limited engagement of one week through Sunday, August 5. The opening night is Tuesday, July 31 at 8pm. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Becomes 24th Longest-Running Broadway Show Tonight!MARY POPPINS Becomes 24th Longest-Running Broadway Show Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

This evening's performance of MARY POPPINS, Broadway's pefrectly magical musical, will move it past the 1977 original Broadway production of Annie and the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret to become the 24th longest-running show in Broadway history when it plays performance #2379 at 8pm at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

Michael Xavier, Jenna Russell and More Star in SOHO CINDERS World Premiere at Soho Theatre Tonight, Aug 2Michael Xavier, Jenna Russell and More Star in SOHO CINDERS World Premiere at Soho Theatre Tonight, Aug 2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2012

Following the sold-out concert performance of Soho Cinders at the Queen's Theatre in October 2011, Stiles & Drewe's new musical receives its world premiere at Soho Theatre running from tonight, 2nd August to 9th September 2012. The full-scale production with a live band features an all-star cast, including Jenna Russell and Michael Xavier, and featuring the voice of Stephen Fry. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Plays Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Now thru Aug 5MARY POPPINS Plays Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Now thru Aug 5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012

Broadway Across Canada and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh present MARY POPPINS, Calgary's most eagerly awaited stage production, beginning performances at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditoriumon tonight, July 31 at 8 p.m. for a limited engagement of one week through Sunday, August 5. (more...)

Haydn Gwynne, Kerry Ellis and More Set for Mercury Musical Developments' 20th Anniversary GalaHaydn Gwynne, Kerry Ellis and More Set for Mercury Musical Developments' 20th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

On 14th October 2012 Mercury Musical Developments will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a Gala Concert celebrating British musical theatre past, present and future, for one night only, at the Novello Theatre. (more...)

Rachel Wallace, Nicolas Dromard to Lead MARY POPPINS at the AhmansonRachel Wallace, Nicolas Dromard to Lead MARY POPPINS at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

Center Theatre Group and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh are pleased to announce full casting for the award-winning musical "Mary Poppins" at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. "Mary Poppins" begins performances August 9 and continues through September 2, 2012, as a bonus option to the 2011-2012 Ahmanson season. Press Opening Night is set for Friday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Songwriting Duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Join Tim McArthur on 'Curtain Up' Today, July 20Songwriting Duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Join Tim McArthur on 'Curtain Up' Today, July 20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

Celebrated British songwriting duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe will be joining Tim McArthur live on Resonance 104.4FM today at 12pm for a very special edition of The Curtain Up Show. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Returns to the Fisher Theater, 10/23-28MARY POPPINS Returns to the Fisher Theater, 10/23-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2012

Broadway In Detroit and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh announced today that tickets for the Detroit return engagement of MARY POPPINS, at the Fisher Theatre October 23-28, will go on sale to the public on Sunday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.broadwayindetroit.com. On Monday, July 30, tickets will also be available starting at 10 a.m. at the Fisher Theatre box office. (more...)

Songwriting Duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Join Tim McArthur on 'Curtain Up'Songwriting Duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Join Tim McArthur on 'Curtain Up'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

Celebrated British songwriting duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe will be joining Tim McArthur live on Resonance 104.4FM this Friday at 12pm for a very special edition of The Curtain Up Show. (more...)

Jodie Jacobs, Rachel Jerram, Stiles & Drewe et al. Set for RUNS A MINUTE 2 at Landor Theatre Tonight, July 9Jodie Jacobs, Rachel Jerram, Stiles & Drewe et al. Set for RUNS A MINUTE 2 at Landor Theatre Tonight, July 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2012

Rock of Ages star Jodie Jacobs, Avenue Q star Rachel Jerram, the legendary composer-lyricist team behind Betty Blue Eyes and the forthcoming Soho Cinders George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and I Love You Because book-writer and lyricist Ryan Cunningham will appear and perform in the second London edition of If It Only Even Runs A Minute at the Landor Theatre tonight, July 9th at 8pm. (more...)

IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE Returns to London's Landor Theatre, July 9IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE Returns to London's Landor Theatre, July 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2012

Following its extremely well-received debut in April, the London series of If It Only Even Runs A Minute, celebrating the rare songs and behind-the-scenes tales of short-lived and underappreciated musicals, will return to Clapham North's Landor Theatre on Monday July 9th for its second edition. The concert is presented by Oliver Southgate and Lydia Grant, with Chris Bartlett and Georgia Thomas also returning to comprise the Runs A Minute Ensemble. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Flies to Auckland October 2012MARY POPPINS Flies to Auckland October 2012
by Katie Flood - Jun 26, 2012

The world's most magical musical arrives at The Civic, Auckland this October. Based on the beloved books by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film, the multi-award winning musical MARY POPPINS will play The Civic, Auckland for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Jodie Jacobs, Rachel Jerram, Stiles & Drewe et al. Set for RUNS A MINUTE 2 at Landor Theatre, July 9Jodie Jacobs, Rachel Jerram, Stiles & Drewe et al. Set for RUNS A MINUTE 2 at Landor Theatre, July 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2012

Rock of Ages star Jodie Jacobs, Avenue Q star Rachel Jerram, the legendary composer-lyricist team behind Betty Blue Eyes and the forthcoming Soho Cinders George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and I Love You Because book-writer and lyricist Ryan Cunningham will appear and perform in the second London edition of If It Only Even Runs A Minute at the Landor Theatre on Monday July 9th at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stiles & Drewe's THE THREE LITTLE PIGS Studio Cast RecordingBWW Reviews: Stiles & Drewe's THE THREE LITTLE PIGS Studio Cast Recording
by Jenny Antill - Jun 20, 2012

The Three Little Pigs is a new Studio Cast Recording with music by George Stiles and the book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe - a powerful combination and a force to be reckoned with! It also features musical arrangements and orchestrations by Ruth Ling and music preparation by James Humphreys. (more...)

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