Jan 08, 2013
By Scott Walker
Mary Poppins is closing up its big umbrella on Broadway.
The New York Post is reporting that a source at the Disney Corporation says the six-year-old musical will go dark in March. It will be replaced by a musical adaptation of the Disney movie Aladdin.
There’s no confirmation from Disney on the report.
The production based on the hit book and movie features a large cast that includes Toronto actor/singer Janet MacEwan. It’s one of five hit musicals in the Disney trunk, including The Lion King and Newsies.
Mary Poppins routinely grosses more than a million dollars a week despite the presence of touring versions. It has been one of the top ten grossing shows for the past six years and top five for attendance.