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Could Julie Andrews Step Into Broadway's Mary Poppins? 'Damn Right,' Says the Dame

Could Julie Andrews Step Into Broadway's Mary Poppins? 'Damn Right,' Says the Dame

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews visited The Colbert Report on February 5 to talk about her new children's book, The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart, which she co-wrote with her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton. In the interview, Andrews discussed how the roles she's played have shaped the lives of young women around the world, what it ...

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Mary Poppins Star Steffanie Leigh Looks Back on Love, Friends and Stage Mishaps

Mary Poppins Star Steffanie Leigh Looks Back on Love, Friends and Stage Mishaps

As we wave goodbye to 2012, a year filled with cheerleaders, paperboys, porn stars and Patti, Broadway.com is ringing in the new year by asking your favorite stars to share the high point of the year we’ve left behind—and what they’re hoping is in store for the year ahead! Find out what the stars had to ...

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Mary Poppins Star Steffanie Leigh and Garett Hawe of Newsies Share a Practically Perfect Friendship

Mary Poppins Star Steffanie Leigh and Garett Hawe of Newsies Share a Practically Perfect Friendship
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Steffanie Leigh and Garett Hawe have the mouse to thank for their BFF status. The two met while on tour with Disney’s popular family musical Mary Poppins. Now Leigh is starring in the Broadway production as the iconic British nanny, while Hawe has moved one block south to Disney’s hot new musical Newsies. The actors invited Broadway.com ...

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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Steffanie Leigh Shows Off Her ‘Practically Perfect’ Dressing Room at Mary Poppins

Steffanie Leigh Shows Off Her ‘Practically Perfect’ Dressing Room at Mary Poppins

On stage, Steffanie Leigh oversees life in the nursery as the magical British nanny Mary Poppins in Disney’s stage spectacular Mary Poppins. Leigh invited Broadway.com into her dressing room at the New Amsterdam Theatre to see where this nanny unwinds off stage. The lovely leading lady finds inspiration in family photos, fan letters (some younger ones draw pictures ...

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Mary Poppins Star Steffanie Leigh on the Valentine's Day Language of Love

Mary Poppins Star Steffanie Leigh on the Valentine's Day Language of Love

Valentine’s Day is all about romance, so Broadway.com decided to collect romantic stories (and ideas for celebrating the national day of love) from some of the most passionate people we know: Broadway stars! Read on for memories, menus and much more.

STEFFANIE LEIGH (Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins)

What's the best Valentine's gift you ever gave ...

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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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Jolly Holiday! Steffanie Leigh Lights the Empire State Building in Honor of Mary Poppins' Fifth Anniversary

Jolly Holiday! Steffanie Leigh Lights the Empire State Building in Honor of Mary Poppins' Fifth Anniversary
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As Mary Poppins celebrates its fifth anniversary on Broadway, a beloved New York City landmark ensured the event would be "practically perfect." On November 15, the Empire State Building invited Mary Poppins star Steffanie Leigh and members of the cast to help light the iconic building in honor of the Disney musical's milestone. After the building's lights were ...

Former Real-Life Nanny Steffanie Leigh on Flying to Her Broadway Debut in Mary Poppins

Former Real-Life Nanny Steffanie Leigh on Flying to Her Broadway Debut in Mary Poppins

Age & Hometown: 24; Talent, OR

Current Role: Making her Broadway debut as the “practically perfect” title nanny in Mary Poppins

On the Road: Growing up near the home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Leigh was exposed to the arts at an early age and traveled east to major in musical theater at Carnegie Mellon University. After graduation and a brief ...

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Steffanie Leigh Tapped as Title Star in Broadway's Mary Poppins

Steffanie Leigh Tapped as Title Star in Broadway's Mary Poppins

Steffanie Leigh will make her Broadway debut in the title role of Mary Poppins at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre on October 11, replacing Laura Michelle Kelly, who will give her final performance on October 9.

Leigh has played the magical nanny for the past eight months on the show’s North American tour. Regional credits include Jacques Brel is ...

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