FOR RELEASE: (May 20, 2011)
Photo Credit: The Original National Tour Company of MARY POPPINS perform “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” ©Disney/CML. Photo by Joan Marcus.
On Sale at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City
Tuesday, May 24
Performances Begin September 1 for Four Weeks at the Capitol Theatre
Zions Bank Broadway Across America Utah 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 Tuesday, May 24 at 10:00am. Salt Lake City’s most eagerly awaited stage production will begin performances at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, September 1 for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, September 25, 2011. The opening night is Friday, September 2 at 8:00pm.
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.
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 1.5 million delighted theatergoers in 25 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 TonyÒ 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.
ABOUT MARY POPPINS WORLDWIDE
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 in 2006. 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 in Scheveningen, Netherlands (outside of Amsterdam at the Circus Theatre) and Sydney, Australia (at the Capitol Theatre, opening May 5th). Productions of MARY POPPINS have also been mounted in Finland, Denmark and the Czech Republic.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR SCHEDULE THROUGH DECEMBER 2011
Columbus – Ohio Theatre
April 20 – May 8, 2011
Seattle – Paramount Theatre
May 12 – 29, 2011
Sacramento – Community Center Theatre
June 2 – 19, 2011
Portland – Keller Auditorium
June 22 – July 10, 2011
Costa Mesa – Segerstrom Center for the Arts
July 14 – 31, 2011
San Diego – San Diego Civic Theatre
August 10 – 28, 2011
Salt Lake City – Capitol Theatre
September 1 – 25, 2011
San Antonio – Majestic Theatre
September 29 – October 9, 2011
Chicago – Cadillac Palace Theatre
October 13 – November 6, 2011
Toronto – Princess of Wales Theatre
November 10 – December 18, 2011
In Salt Lake City, MARY POPPINS will play September 1 through September 25, Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm, Sunday evenings at 6:30pm and Saturday matinees at 2:00pm and Sunday matinees at 1:00pm. There will also be special 2:00pm matinee performances on Thursday, September 1 and Friday, September 23. There will not be a 6:30pm performance on Sunday, September 25. Ticket prices start as low as $23.50. Special Premium Ticket Packages are available at select performances, and include premium seating and a complimentary souvenir program. Beginning Tuesday, May 24, tickets will be available at the Capitol Theatre Box Office, ArtTix outlets, and online at www.ArtTix.org. To charge tickets, call ArtTix at 801-355-ARTS. Orders for groups of fifteen (15) or more may be placed by calling 801-703-2057.
The Salt Lake City engagement of MARY POPPINS is presented by arrangement with Zions Bank Broadway Across America Utah and is a subscription offering of the 2010-2011 Series.
For more information, please visit MaryPoppins.com
National Press Representative: Local Press Representative:
Scott A. Hemerling Elisabeth Nebeker
New Amsterdam Theatre Zions Bank Broadway Across America
214 West 42nd Street 610 E. South Temple, Ste 20
New York, New York 10036 Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Telephone: 212.703.1080 801.703.2059
Facsimile: 954.212.2483 801.355.2236