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Photo Coverage: MARY POPPINS Lights the Empire State Building in Honor of 5th Broadway Anniversary
by Peter James Zielinski - Nov 16, 2011

In honor of the 5th anniversary of Mary Poppins on Broadway, Mary Poppins (Steffanie Leigh), along with a crew of Chimney Sweeps 'flipped the switch' and lit the world-famous Empire State Building's tower lights blue, the signature color of the production. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

MARY POPPINS Celebrates 5 Years on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2011

MARY POPPINS continues to fly high, celebrating five magical years on Broadway on Wednesday, November 16 (previews began October 14, 2006 at the New Amsterdam Theatre). MARY POPPINS is the third Disney Theatrical Productions show (following Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King) and the fifth Cameron Mackintosh show (joining Cats, Les MisÚrables, The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon) to play five or more years on Broadway. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Celebrates 5 Years on Broadway, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2011

MARY POPPINS continues to fly high, celebrating five magical years on Broadway on Wednesday, November 16 (previews began October 14, 2006 at the New Amsterdam Theatre). MARY POPPINS is the third Disney Theatrical Productions show (following Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King) and the fifth Cameron Mackintosh show (joining Cats, Les MisÚrables, The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon) to play five or more years on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Boston Awards Update 11/14 - Vote Now!
by BWW - Nov 14, 2011

Voting is now open for the 2011 Boston Awards! Now it's time for you to get out and vote for your favorites in the hopes that they will be the recipients of a 2011 BroadwayWorld Boston Award. No time to waste, click on the voting link and make your opinion count! Below are the stats so far as of Monday November 14, 2011. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cameron Mathison Makes Cameo in MARY POPPINS!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2011

Cameron Mathison ('All My Children,' 'Good Morning America') made his Broadway debut on Wednesday, November 2 in a cameo role in MARY POPPINS at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Mathison's performance will be shown as a part of a special 'Good Morning America' segment celebrating the 5th anniversary of MARY POPPINS on Broadway, airing Monday, November 7th at 7AM on ABC (schedule subject to change), in which he becomes the first non-cast member in the show's 7 year history to attempt Bert's 'proscenium walk.' Following the performance, Mathison, Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins), and Case Dillard (Bert at that evening's performance) were greeted backstage by Mathison's former 'All My Children' co-star, Susan Lucci. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 8-14
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 14, 2011

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week, or you're just in the mood for a recap of everything theatre, BroadwayWorld's feature, 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end of the week fix. Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to the West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more! For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 1-7. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Steffanie Leigh on Her Long Road to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2011

Direct from the North American tour of MARY POPPINS, Steffanie Leigh made her Broadway debut in the title role last night, October 11 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Olivier Award winner Laura Michelle Kelly, The West End's original MARY POPPINS, played her final performance on Broadway Sunday, October 9. Steffanie Leigh joins a cast that also features Tony Award nominee Gavin Lee as Bert. Click below to watch Leigh explain how she made it to the Great White Way! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Steffanie Leigh Makes Broadway Debut as the Newest MARY POPPINS!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Oct 12, 2011

Direct from the North American tour of MARY POPPINS, Steffanie Leigh made her Broadway debut in the title role last night, October 11 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Olivier Award winner Laura Michelle Kelly, The West End's original MARY POPPINS, played her final performance on Broadway Sunday, October 9. BroadwayWorld was on hand for Leigh's debut curtain call and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Oct 09, 2011

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 9, 2011 - Sunday, October 9, 2011. (more...)

Steffanie Leigh Joins MARY POPPINS as 'Mary,' 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2011

Direct from the North American tour of MARY POPPINS, Steffanie Leigh will make her Broadway debut in the title role, beginning performances at the New Amsterdam Theatre Tuesday, October 11. Olivier Award winner Laura Michelle Kelly, The West End's original MARY POPPINS, will play her final performance on Broadway Sunday, October 9. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Angela Lansbury, Elaine Paige and More Honors Sir Howard Stringer at American Theatre Wing Gala; Event Raises Over 500K
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Sep 27, 2011

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and an all-star line-up of performers, including Angela Lansbury, James Naughton, Kelli O'Hara, Elaine Paige, Colin Donnell, Marilu Henner, Gala Co-Chairmen Theodore S. Chapin & Marva A. Smalls and more honored Sir Howard Stringer with the American Theatre Wing last night, September 26. Celebrity guests included Samuel L. Jackson & LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Judith Light, Lucie Arnaz, Nora Ephron & Nick Pileggi, Jane & Morley Safer, Jim Dale, William Ivey Long, Susan Fales-Hill, Mario Buatta, Ted Hartley & Dina Merrill, Melissa & Chappy Morris and Susan Patricoff. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

Saturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorld
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 27, 2011

If you're looking for a quick roundup of all the events in the theatre world this week, look no further: here are some of the best articles that week had to offer! (more...)

Steffanie Leigh Joins MARY POPPINS as 'Mary,' 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2011

Direct from the North American tour of MARY POPPINS, Steffanie Leigh will make her Broadway debut in the title role, beginning performances at the New Amsterdam Theatre Tuesday, October 11. Olivier Award winner Laura Michelle Kelly, The West End's original MARY POPPINS, will play her final performance on Broadway Sunday, October 9. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Steffanie Leigh on Playing Mary Poppins on Tour!
by Audra Stafford - Aug 19, 2011

MARY POPPINS, part of Broadway/San Diego's 2011-2012 35th Anniversary Season, is playing through Sunday, August 21st, at the San Diego Civic Theatre. With four productions currently running on three continents, MARY POPPINS is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge from London or New York in recent years. Worldwide to date, the six productions of the show have grossed over $521 million, welcomed 7 million guests and cumulatively run 11.5 years. The musical is the winner of 36 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony«, Olivier and Evening Standard awards. In the video below, Mary Poppins herself, Steffanie Leigh chats about taking on the iconic role. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MARY POPPINS Visits the San Diego Zoo
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2011

Today, the cast of the beloved Broadway musical MARY POPPINS visited the San Diego Zoo. The visit was highlighted by animal and actor encounters as the cast interacted with some of the more vocal members of the Zoo's animal population. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS Tour Flies Into the O.C.
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 26, 2011

Based on the popular children's book series by P.L. Travers that Disney shaped into an even more renowned movie musical, the stage iteration's current touring company has temporarily taken up residence at the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts in Orange County for an extended four-week limited engagement through August 7. Joyfully engaging but oddly peculiar, this stage version of MARY POPPINS--which weaves peppy elements from the much-beloved Disney movie with less-bouyant passages from Travers' darker, moodier books--is easily likable, but can be challenging to really love. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Opens Tonight In Costa Mesa
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2011

The Orange County premiere of MARY POPPINS opens tonight, Friday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, August 7. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Opens Tonight at Segerstrom Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2011

The Orange County premiere of MARY POPPINS opens tonight, Friday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, August 7. (more...)

Steffanie Leigh Leads MARY POPPINS At Segerstrom Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2011

Producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh are pleased to announce full casting for the Orange County engagement of MARY POPPINS. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Opens at Keller Auditorium, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2011

The Portland premiere of MARY POPPINS opens tonight, Friday, June 24, 2011 at 7:30pm at the Keller Auditorium for a limited engagement of three weeks through Sunday, July 10, 2011. MARY POPPINS plays Tuesday through Friday evenings at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 7:30pm and Sundays at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. 'We're very excited that Mary Poppins has flown into town and that audiences in Portland will have the opportunity to experience this blockbuster musical' said Portland Opera General Director, Christopher Mattaliano. 'Tickets are on sale and great seats are still available.' (more...)

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