Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee in Mary Poppins
(© Joan Marcus)
Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee in Mary Poppins
(© Joan Marcus)
The Los Angeles engagement of the Mary Poppins national tour, at the Ahmanson Theatre, previously scheduled to run November 13-January 10, will now run through February 7.

The show, based on stories by P.L. Travers and the Oscar-winning 1964 Walt Disney film of the same title, is directed by Richard Eyre, with co-direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne and additional choreography by Stephen Mear. It has a book by Julian Fellows, and uses the original film score by Robert and Richard Sherman, augmented by new songs written by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

The production features original Broadway stars, Ashley Brown as Mary Poppins and Gavin Lee as Bert, with the touring cast also including Karl Kenzler (Mr. Banks), Megan Osterhaus (Mrs. Banks), Valerie Boyle (Mrs. Brill), Mary Vanarsdel (Bird Woman), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Robertson Ay), Ellen Harvey (Miss Andrew), and Mike O'Carroll (Admiral Boom). Christopher Flaim and Justin Hall alternate in the role of Michael Banks, while Aida Neitenbach and Abigail Droeger alternate in the role of Jane Banks.

For more information, visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.