Mary Poppins, the musical on Broadway that you can see with your car rental in New York, is based on the popular Disney movie by the same name. This musical features original music and lyrics by the Sherman Brothers (who also did the music for the movie), along with collaborations with other artists. The original stage version opened on the West End of London, but the Broadway version has had few changes. Visiting Broadway with your car rental in New York is a great idea, especially if you are traveling with kids.
Take a spoon full of sugar
The story of Mary Poppins is based on the children's book by P.L. Travers and the Disney movie of the same name, made in 1964. The play takes place near the turn of the century in London. It is the story of a well-off family who have a lot of problems and just can't seem to keep a nanny. The kids want to help in the selection of the nanny, but their mother will have no part of that. As we see a number of nanny's being interviewed, none of them are right. That is, until Mary Poppins comes down on her umbrella. Mary Poppins hires herself and gets to work.
The kids learn about Mary's magical powers and the children have a lot of new experiences. The children speak about these experiences with their father, who becomes increasingly uncomfortable with the stories. When you visit with your car rental in New York you can't help but get caught up in the magic of the show. Mary teaches the children all she can, and has to leave in the end. In the end, Mary has helped the whole family realize what they mean to each other.
Up, up, and away!
With the success of the West End production, a move to New York City was inevitable. The show started here in November 2006 at the New Amsterdam Theater. There are slight differences between the two performances. For example, the "Jolly Holiday" sequence in New York is done in full color, while it was done in grey tones for the London version. There is also a larger version of the umbrella for the "Anything Can Happen" sequence. These changes were also later adopted by the London performance. The reviews of this play have been mixed: some people love it, while others do not. You will want to come here with your car rental in New York if you have kids or if you loved the movie as a kid. The critics have also praised the show on its technical merits.
What you need to know about Broadway
There are many other plays that are great to see with your car rental in New York when you are here with kids. There is the Lion King, Tarzan, and The Little Mermaid. All of these are Disney productions and you can expect a great show from them! There are shows throughout the week, during the day and the evening. These productions tend to have a lot of visual effects and are perfect for keeping the attention of kids.
Mary Poppins is a classic movie made into a stage production. This is a great play to see if you enjoyed the movie or you have kids who liked it.