Richard M. Sherman News

Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee Exit Broadway's 'Mary Poppins' 10/5; National Tour Next
by BWW News Desk - Oct 05, 2008

Gavin Lee, who originated the role of Bert in the hit Broadway and London productions of MARY POPPINS, and Ashley Brown, who originated the title role on Broadway, both play their final performances today, Sunday October 5th. They will then ready to essay the leading roles on the show's National Tour. (more...)

Visa Cardholder Pre-Sale for 'Mary Poppins'
by Chicago News Desk - Sep 24, 2008

Individual tickets are now available to all Visa and Visa Signature cardholders through October 19 for MARY POPPINS in Chicago as part of a special pre-sale. Individual tickets which range in price from $23 - $90 will go on-sale to the general public on Friday, November 14 at 10 a.m. The North American Tour of MARY POPPINS will premiere at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.) starting March 11, 2009. (more...)

'Mary Poppins' Begins Chicago Pre-Sale; General Public Sale Begins 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2008

Individual tickets are now available to all Visa and Visa Signature cardholders through October 19 for MARY POPPINS in Chicago as part of a special pre-sale. Individual tickets which range in price from $23 - $90 will go on-sale to the general public on Friday, November 14 at 10 a.m. The North American Tour of MARY POPPINS will premiere at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.) starting March 11, 2009. (more...)

Strallen and Fiorentino Join MARY POPPINS as 'Mary' and 'Bert' October 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2008

Producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh are pleased to welcome Olivier-nominee SCARLETT STRALLEN and ADAM FIORENTINO (in their Broadway debuts as Mary Poppins and Bert, respectively), to the company of the award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, beginning Thursday, October 9 at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street). (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's Mary Poppins Sweepstakes Winner Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2008

Julian G, age 18, from Cleveland, OH has been announced as the winner of BroadwayWorld.com's Mary Poppins contest. (more...)

The Cast Of Mary Poppins Visits Phillies And Sings Anthem
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2008

Mary Poppins cast member Kathleen Nanni and her sister Kelly Yurgin, the Philadelphia Phillies Community Relations Representative, organized the opportunity for cast and crew members from Mary Poppins to sing the National Anthem at the Phillies vs Mets game yesterday, Monday, July 7. The Mets won 10-9, but the Phillies came from way behind to give them a real fight in the final innings. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'Pazzazz' in Santa Barbara
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2008

'PAZZAZZ!' at Santa Barbara's Granada Theatre. (more...)

Gavin Lee Joins Brown On National 'Poppins' Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2008

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and Thomas Schumacher are pleased to announce that Gavin Lee, who originated the role of Bert in the hit Broadway and London productions of MARY POPPINS, will be joining Ashley Brown, who originated the title role on Broadway, for the show's eagerly anticipated North American National Tour. (more...)

BWW TV: Mary Poppins Composer Richard Sherman's Pazzazz!
by James Sims - May 12, 2008

BroadwayWorld's James Sims sat down with Pazzazz! creators Richard Sherman and Milt Larsen at Hollywood's Magic Castle to talk about this brand-new musical and hear a few of the songs, accompanied by Erma, the ghost pianist in residence... (more...)

Ashley Brown To Star In Tour Of 'Mary Poppins'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2008

According to a spokesperson for the Disney/Cameron Mackintosh National Tour of Mary Poppins, Ashley Brown, who originated the role on Broadway will head the cast the national tour scheduled to start March 25, 2009 in Chicago's Cadillac Theatre. (more...)

2008-9 Ft. Lauderdale Broadway Series Announced
by Beau Higgins - Apr 11, 2008

Arriving with a slew of Tony Awards, advance popularity and record setting box office numbers to match such earlier powerhouses as WICKED, The Lion King and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Tony Award winning Best Musical, Jersey Boys, is set to anchor the 2008-2009 Broadway Across America Fort Lauderdale theatrical season (more...)

'PAZZAZZ!' Comes To Southern California
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2008

The world premiere of the supercalifragilistic new original full-scale musical production of 'PAZZAZZ!' will open at Santa Barbara's Grand New Performing Arts Center on June 21st. The production will star Dale Kristien, Adam Wylie and Alan Rachins with words and music by Milt Larsen and Oscar winning composer Richard M. Sherman (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). (more...)

Premiere of 'Pazzazzo' at Grand Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2008

The world premiere of the supercalifragilistic new original full-scale musical production of Pazzazzo will open at Santa Barbara's Grand New Performing Arts Center on June 21st. The production will star Dale Kristien, Adam Wylie and Alan Rachins with words and music by Milt Larsen and Oscar winning composer Richard M. Sherman (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). (more...)

'Mary Poppins' to Land at Ahmanson
by James Sims - Mar 24, 2008

Disney's Broadway musical Mary Poppins will play the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles beginning November 2009, according to Center Theatre Group's Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, marking an early announcement for the 2009-2010 season... (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ashley Brown, Michael Lassel at Barnes & Noble Book-Signing
by Peter James Zielinski - Mar 10, 2008

Ashley Brown, who stars in the title role of Broadway's classic musical, Mary Poppins and author Michael Lassell who wrote the new book 'Mary Poppins: Anything Can Happen If You Let It,' appeared at the Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center store at 1972 Broadway (at 66th Street) as part of Barnes & Noble's 'Live at Lincoln' series on Friday, March 7 from 4-6PM to celebrate the release of Lassell's new book (more...)

Ashley Brown Celebrates 'Mary Poppins' Book at Barnes & Noble March 7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2008

Ashley Brown, who stars in the title role of Broadway's classic musical, Mary Poppins and author Michael Lassell who wrote the new book 'Mary Poppins: Anything Can Happen If You Let It,' will appear at the Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center store at 1972 Broadway (at 66th Street) as part of Barnes & Noble's 'Live at Lincoln' series on Friday, March 7 from 4-6PM to celebrate the release of Lassell's new book (more...)

Harris, Sparks & Alexander Perform in 40th Annual Magical Arts Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2008

Te 40th Annual Awards Show & Banquet of the Academy of Magical Arts, Inc with Neil Patrick Harris, Hal Sparks, Florence Henderson, Tippi Hedren, and Jason Alexander. (more...)

'Mary Poppins' Celebrates 500th Broadway Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2008

Broadway's classic musical, Mary Poppins celebrated its 500th performance on Sunday, January 27 at the 1pm matinee. Mary Poppins, a co-production by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on November 16, 2006 (previews began October 14), and quickly proved to be a hit with audience members and critics alike. (more...)

'Mary Poppins' Recoups, US Tour Embarks from Chicago 2009
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2007

The Award-winning musical Mary Poppins will commence a North American tour scheduled to start performances at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre on March 25, 2009. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'Busker Alley' Launch on QM2
by BWW - Dec 03, 2007

Busker Alley, the Broadway bound musical starring Tony winner, Jim Dale, (Carry On films, Barnum, 'Harry Potter' audio books, 'Pushing Daisies') celebrated at a glorious luncheon and theatrical presentation aboard the Cunard Liner Queen Mary 2, on Friday, November 30 from 12noon - 3PM. (more...)

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