“Mary Poppins” comes here first!

Mary Poppins - West EndEven with tepid reviews, “Mary Poppins” becamse one of the few Broadway hits during the past year.  And now the producers of “Mary Poppins” (Cameron Mackintosh and Walt Disney Theatricals) have announced that the first stop on their national tour will be in Chicago, specifically March 2009.  What’s interesting is that the producers have not yet posted any city/dates beyond the opening, which possibly implies that they are expecting the British nanny to enjoy an extended stay in the Windy City.  So don’t be surprised if you see a middle-aged English woman, umbrella in hand, flying around the Cadillac Palace Theatre!!  Supercalifragilisticespialidocious!  (sp?)