Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Disney's Mary Poppins Opens This Week in Atlanta!

Theater of the Stars and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that tickets for the eagerly anticipated return of MARY POPPINS are on sale now.

The hit Broadway musical will return to the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, April 2 for a limited one-week engagement through Sunday, April 7. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now at www.FoxATLTix.com or by calling 855-ATL-TIXX (855-285-8499).  (Special group rates for 10 or more are available by calling 404-881-2000, emailing foxgroup@foxtheatre.org or online at www.foxtheatre.org/groupsales.aspx.)  Half-price tickets are available for the Tuesday and Wednesday performances by using the code “AJC”. 

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 show has grossed over $644 million and welcomed 9.3 million guests.  The musical is the winner of 44 major theatre awards around the globe including Tony®, Olivier, Helpmann, and Evening Standard awards.

The entire original creative team has reunited to bring this magical story of the world’s most famous nanny to audiences around North America.  The MARY POPPINS North American Tour began performances on March 25, 2009 and has played to two million delighted theatergoers in 34 cities to date. 

MARY POPPINS, a co-production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, opened on Broadway on November 16, 2006.  Based on P.L. Travers' cherished stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, MARY POPPINS the stage play 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.

Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre leads the award-winning creative team, with co-direction and choreography by Tony® and Olivier Award winner Matthew Bourne.  MARY POPPINS features set and costume design by Tonyƒ Award winner Bob Crowley, co-choreography by Olivier Award winner Stephen Mear, lighting design by Howard Harrison, orchestrations by William David Brohn, and music supervision by David Caddick.  The tour’s creative team includes Tour Director Anthony Lyn, Associate Choreographer Geoffrey Garrett, and Music Director Daniel Bowling. 


MARY POPPINS received its worldwide premiere at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End in December 2004.  Following its successful three-year London run, the production launched an acclaimed U.K. tour.

The Broadway production of MARY POPPINS officially opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on November 16, 2006, recouping its initial Broadway investment within 52 weeks of its premiere.  MARY POPPINS is the only show from the 2006-2007 theatrical season still in performance. 

The MARY POPPINS North American tour has garnered continuous critical praise and achieved box office success since its launch in Chicago in March 2009.  MARY POPPINS can also be seen Sydney, Australia (at the Capitol Theatre).  Productions of MARY POPPINS have also been mounted in Finland, Denmark and the Czech Republic. 

MARY POPPINS will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre April 2 - 7.  Performances are as follows:
  • Tuesday, April 2, IPM
  • Wednesday, April 3, 8PM
  • Thursday, April 4, 8PM
  • Friday, April 5, 8PM
  • Saturday, April 6, 2PM, 8:00PM
  • Sunday, April 7, 1:30PM, 7PM
For more information, please visit MaryPoppins.com

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About Theater of the Stars 

Celebrating 60 seasons of producing and presenting Broadway, Theater of the Stars is one of the oldest and most respected regional theaters in America.  Since the organization’s founding in 1953, they have produced or presented over 700 productions in Atlanta, across the country, and around the world.

Theatre of the Stars is a not-for-profit organization run by a Board of dedicated volunteer Trustees.  They have played a leading role in the birth or development of several of Atlanta’s artistic institutions including the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Ballet, the Atlanta Children’s Theatre, the Grand Opera in the Park, the Winter Play Series, and the Just Us Theatre Company.

They annually employ hundreds of Atlanta artists and other professionals for their local productions.  Theater of the Star’s mission today is the same as it was sixty years ago — to produce and present the best of Broadway musicals.  For more information please visit www.theaterofthestars.com

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