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Mary Poppins Vet Gavin Lee on Channeling Fred Astaire in the West End Musical Hit Top Hat

Mary Poppins Vet Gavin Lee on Channeling Fred Astaire in the West End Musical Hit Top Hat

English song-and-dance man Gavin Lee, 41, has spent much of the past decade playing Bert in Mary Poppins on both sides of the Atlantic, nabbing Olivier and Tony nods along the way. Now, he’s come home to replace Tom Chambers in the starring role of American dancer Jerry Travers in the frothy musical confection Top Hat, now in its ...

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Nice Work's Kristen Beth Williams to Romance Gavin Lee as New Star of the West End’s Top Hat

Nice Work's Kristen Beth Williams to Romance Gavin Lee as New Star of the West End’s Top Hat

The West End musical Top Hat has announced new stars for 2013. Previously reported star Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins) will be joined by Kristen Beth Williams (Nice Work If You Can Get It), who is taking on the Ginger Rogers role of Dale Tremont. Alex Gaumond (Legally Blonde, We Will Rock You) and Clive Hayward (Private Lives) will also join ...

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Mary Poppins Star Gavin Lee to Tap His Way into the West End Cast of Top Hat

Mary Poppins Star Gavin Lee to Tap His Way into the West End Cast of Top Hat

Tony Award nominee Gavin Lee is breaking out his white tie and tails to join the West End cast of Top Hat, the tap-dancing musical based on the 1935 movie starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Lee, who currently stars as Bert in the Broadway production of Mary Poppins, will begin his run as American tap dancer Jerry Travers on ...

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Mary Poppins Star Gavin Lee Remembers 'The Walk of Shame,' Dull Teachers and His Own Geeky Moments

Mary Poppins Star Gavin Lee Remembers 'The Walk of Shame,' Dull Teachers and His Own Geeky Moments

As kids all over America head back to school, Broadway.com decided to ask our favorite Broadway stars to look back at their own years in the classroom—and share a school picture! Tony nominee Gavin Lee, who originated the role of Bert on both sides of the Atlantic in Disney's Mary Poppins, recalls getting in trouble, itching to ...

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Squigs Enjoys a Jolly Holiday with the Stars of Broadway’s Mary Poppins

Squigs Enjoys a Jolly Holiday with the Stars of Broadway’s Mary Poppins

Disney’s family-friendly musical Mary Poppins tells the story of the magical British nanny, her delightful pal Bert and the Banks family, whose lives are forever changed after they welcome Mary into their home. Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson tapped into his inner child to experience all of Mary Poppins’ jaw-dropping, eye-popping magic at Broadway’s New Amsterdam ...

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Mary Poppins Star Gavin Lee Remembers Robert Sherman

Mary Poppins Star Gavin Lee Remembers Robert Sherman

Robert Sherman, who won two Academy Awards for his work on Disney’s Mary Poppins, passed away on March 5 at age 86. Actor Gavin Lee, who originated the role of the cheery chimney sweep Bert in both the Broadway and West End productions on the stage adapation of Mary Poppins, released a statement to Broadway.com on Sherman's ...

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Watch Meredith Vieira 'Step in Time' as a Chimney Sweep in Mary Poppins

Watch Meredith Vieira 'Step in Time' as a Chimney Sweep in Mary Poppins

Emmy winner Meredith Vieira is no stranger to TV, but it wasn’t until earlier this fall that she made her first splash on a Broadway stage for a special appearence in Disney’s Mary Poppins. Vieira joined the Mary Poppins company at the New Amsterdam Theatre to make a brief cameo as a chimney sweep during the long-running musical ...

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Medal of Honor Recipient Leroy Petry Experiences the Magic of Mary Poppins

Medal of Honor Recipient Leroy Petry Experiences the Magic of Mary Poppins

The cast of Mary Poppins welcomed a special guest to the New Amsterdam Theatre on July 17 as Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry and his family came to visit the magical nanny. After the show, Petry, who lost an arm after throwing a grenade away from his fellow soldiers during combat in Afghanistan, ventured backstage to ...

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British Pop Star Cheryl Cole Visits Mary Poppins

British Pop Star Cheryl Cole Visits Mary Poppins
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British singing sensation Cheryl Cole, a member of the pop group Girls Aloud as well as a successful solo artist, is headed stateside as a judge on Fox's upcoming singing competition The X-Factor. Before Cole begins sifting through thousands of talented American hopefuls in the show's audition rounds, she caught some truly gifted performers showcasing their craft by ...

Bridesmaids Star Maya Rudolph Shows Off Her Baby Bump at Mary Poppins

Bridesmaids Star Maya Rudolph Shows Off Her Baby Bump at Mary Poppins
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Saturday Night Live veteran Maya Rudolph is walking down the aisle in the new funny flick Bridesmaids, and on May 11 the pregnant actress "stepped in time" at Broadway's Mary Poppins. Rudolph, who is expecting her third child with partner Paul Thomas Anderson, took a break from her busy Bridesmaids promotional schedule to take in the magic of the ...

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