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Mary Poppins' Andrew Keenan-Bolger on Spooking Co-Stars During 'Step in Time'

Mary Poppins' Andrew Keenan-Bolger on Spooking Co-Stars During 'Step in Time'
Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Given the amount of time Broadway actors spend at work, it’s no surprise that they enjoy a good joke—often at a co-worker’s expense! In celebration of April Fool’s Day, Broadway.com asked some of our favorite stars to share their funniest work-related pranks. In some cases, the stars initiated the practical joke; in others, the joke was on them. Read on for true tales of behind-the-scenes tomfoolery.

ANDREW KEENAN-BOLGER (Robertson Ay in Mary Poppins)

"In every performance of Mary Poppins, George Banks, Winifred Banks, Mrs. Brill and I are [offstage] in the Banks house during 'Step in Time.' It's always pitch black, and there's a long history of us jumping out and scaring each other from random hiding places: under the chaise, inside the broom closet, behind the gramophone. Hopefully my dresser isn't reading this or it might explain the dust bunnies that have been gathering on my costume. Whoops!"

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