Tag: Julian Fellowes

Review: School of Rock (Broadway in Chicago)

School of Rock cast at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Broadway in Chicago            

School of Rock

Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music),
    Julian Fellowes (book), Glenn Slater (lyrics)
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph (map)
thru Nov 19  |  tix: $27-$105  |  more info
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November 6, 2017 | 1 Comment More

Review: Mary Poppins (Nightblue Performing Arts Company)

Kyrie Anderson, Sage Harper, Liam Dahlborn and Ryan Dooley in Mary Poppins, Nightblue          

Mary Poppins

By Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman
George Stiles, Anthony Drewe, Julian Fellowes 
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Mar 27  |  tix: $25-$37 |  more info 
Half-price tickets available  

March 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Review: Mary Poppins (Broadway in Chicago)

Rachel Wallace as ‘Mary Poppins.’  National Tour Company of MARY POPPINS.  ©Disney/CML.  Photo by Joan Marcus.       
Mary Poppins

By Richard and Robert Sherman (music, lyrics),
George Stiles, Anthony Drewe (new songs), 
and Julian Fellowes (book)
Directed by Richard Eyre  
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph (map)
thru Nov 6  |  tickets: $25-$65   |  more info

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October 18, 2011 | 0 Comments More

$18.5 million later, “Mary Poppins” flies out of Chicago

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Flies high in Chicago

with 300,000 Audience members

and 18-weeks of performances


Well, this is quite an accomplishment – Chicago’s “favorite nanny” has opened her umbrella and followed the winds eastward after an extremely successful 18 week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.  Ending its Chicago stay on Sunday, July 12, 2009, MARY POPPINS performed for an amazing 300,000 theater patrons and grossed over $18.5 million at the box office. Mary Poppins opened on March 11th to rave reviews from both fans and critics.

From Lou Raizin, President of Broadway in Chicago:

“We are thrilled to have had MARY POPPINS choose to launch their national tour in Chicago with nothing less than an extraordinary production.  The popularity of this show further established Chicago’s reputation as a national tourist destination for theatre this summer. Clearly theater continues to be a welcome stimulus in these economic times as evidenced by this successful 18 week run and the consistent activity in the Theatre District that it created.” 

Mary Poppins A co-production by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, this stage production is based on P.L. Traverscherished stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film. The show includes 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.

July 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More