Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mary Poppins Comes to The Benedum in January


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PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh

Announces on-sale ticket information for


Performing at the Benedum Center, January 5-23, 2011

Tickets for this production go on sale Friday, November 12, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. (EST)

Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh announce today that tickets to the Broadway touring production of MARY POPPINS will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 12 at 9:00 a.m. (EST). This production of MARY POPPINS will perform at the Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA, from January 5 through 23, 2011. The opening night is Friday, January 7 at 8:00pm.

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 celebrated its first anniversary on March 25, 2010 and announced that it had achieved the milestone of being the most successful touring theatrical event in 2009.

Tickets start as low as $22 and are now on sale for all performances at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, by phone at (412) 456-6666 or online at For group ticket sales (15 or more), please call 412-471-6930. PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh series is a presentation of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.

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 James Dodgson.


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 $457 million and welcomed 6.4 million guests.

The Broadway production of MARY POPPINS officially opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on November 16, 2006 and has been seen by over 2.5 million theatergoers and grossed $202 million to date. According to figures released by The Broadway League, MARY POPPINS placed on the Top Ten lists for both highest-grossing and best-attended shows of the 2009-10 Broadway season, an indicator of its remarkable success.

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 MARY POPPINS North American tour has also garnered continuous critical praise and achieved box office success since its launch in Chicago in March 2009. In addition to Broadway and North America, MARY POPPINS can also be seen at the Circus Theatre in Scheveningen, Holland, outside of Amsterdam, and in Melbourne, Australia at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Later this year, MARY POPPINS opens in Sweden, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Hungary, with plans underway for future productions in Israel, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Korea, Canada and Japan.


East Lansing – Wharton Center for Performing Arts
November 4 – 21, 2010

Des Moines – Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
November 26 – December 12, 2010

Detroit – Opera House
December 16, 2010 – January 2, 2011

Pittsburgh – Benedum Center
January 5 – 23, 2011

Omaha – Orpheum Theatre
January 27 – February 13, 2011

Boston – Opera House
February 17 – March 20, 2011

Philadelphia – Academy of Music
March 23 – April 17, 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 – Orange County Performing Arts Center
July 14 – 31, 2011

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