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Mary Poppins Pre-Sale Event

On Sale at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre

Friday, November 14, 2008



Tickets available at cadillac palace theatre box office only beginning at 8 a.m.

Tickets available via phone, internet, and outlets beginning at 10 a.m.


Performances Begin March 11, 2009 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre


CHICAGO (November 10, 2008) – Broadway In Chicago 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 Friday, November 14, 2008 with a special public pre-sale at 8 a.m. at the Cadillac Palace Theatre box office.  Telephone ticketing lines, internet (, and other box office outlets will have tickets available to the public beginning at 10 a.m. The eagerly anticipated North American National Tour will begin performances at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre March 11, 2009.  Original Broadway stars Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee, along with the entire original creative team, will reunite to bring this magical story of the world’s most famous nanny to audiences around North America.


Ticket buyers are invited to special box office opening festivities on Friday, November 14, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, where 1,000 of the best seats available will be held for purchase at the box office only, and will not be available online or via phone.  Special gifts, including MARY POPPINS t-shirts, will be given to the first 500 people in line. Ticket buyers will also be offered complimentary tea and scones from Argo Tea until 10 a.m.


MARY POPPINS, a co-production by 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 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.


Consistently among the top-grossing shows on Broadway, MARY POPPINS will celebrate its two-year anniversary at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Sunday, November 16, 2008.  Simultaneously, the show’s popularity grows around the globe. Following a successful three-year run (December 2004 – January 2008) at the Prince Edward Theatre on London’s West End, a U.K. tour of MARY POPPINS commenced earlier this summer and is currently performing to critical acclaim in Edinburgh, with additional dates booked for Manchester and Cardiff through April 2009.  MARY POPPINS will later make its Australian debut at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney in October 2009.


MARY POPPINS will play Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre beginning March 11, 2009 with the following performance schedule:  Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m.


Tickets for performances through May 17, 2009 will go on-sale Friday, November 14 at 8 a.m. at the Cadillac Palace Theatre box office, and 10 a.m. at all telephone, internet, and box office outlets.  Tickets range in price from $23 – $90 and a limited number of Premium Ticket Packages are available for $123 – $150.  Tickets are available at Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (18 W. Monroe, 24 W. Randolph St. and 151 W. Randolph St.), through the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (312) 902-1400, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers (including Carson Pirie Scott stores, Hot Tix, select Coconuts and fye stores) or online at  Groups of 20 or more should call (312) 977-1710.