Elena Shaddow will lead the cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's Mary Poppins.
Elena Shaddow will lead the cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's Mary Poppins.
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Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for its upcoming production of the musical Mary Poppins. Performances are set to begin May 24 for a limited run through June 25.

The production's principal cast will star Broadway's Elena Shaddow (The Visit) as Mary Poppins as well as Mark Evans as Bert, Dierdre Friel as Mrs. Brill, Liz McCartney as Bird Woman / Miss Andrew, Adam Monley as George Banks, Bill Nolte as Admiral Boom / Bank Chairman, Jill Paice as Winifred Banks, Blakely Slaybaugh as Robertson Ay, and Danielle K. Thomas as Mrs. Corry. Alternating as the mischievous Banks children are Abbie Grace Levi and Madi Shaer as Jane and Maddox Padgett and John Michael Pitera as Michael.

The Mary Poppins ensemble will feature Tim Capodice, Peyton Crim, Mary Beth Donahoe, Adena Ershow, Will Geoghegan, Curtis Holland, Joshua Israel, Madison Johnson, Hannah Jewel Kohn, Robin Lounsbury, Brian Thomas Martin, Andrew Metzgar, Corinne Munsch, Natasha Natraj, Caylie Rose Newcom, Sean Quinn, Drew Redington, Jack Sippel, Bronwyn Tarboton, Clay Thomson, and John T. Wolfe.

Directed by Paper Mill's producing artistic director Mark S. Hoebee, the production will have choreography by Denis Jones and music direction by Meg Zervoulis. The Broadway musical version of Mary Poppins is based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. The show has original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, a book by Julian Fellowes, and new songs with additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. It is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh.

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