No more Poppins

On March 3, the Broadway run of Mary Poppins will end after a practically perfect six-year run. All is not lost for fans of Disney theatrics, though: Disney has announced that one of its theme-park musicals will be extended, upgraded, and graduated to the Broadway stage.

Said musical expert Jasmine Abu in a telephone interview we forgot to record: “Disney has high hopes that audiences will be thrilled by their full-cast, high-energy production of Carousel of Progress. It’s expected to play to packed houses, particularly if rumors are true that Jim Parsons will be playing Father.”

According to what we’re going to say was an official Disney press release, the show will feature the original Sherman Brothers song, with additional music by Broadway legends Rodgers and Hammerstein. Show-stopping numbers include “If I Plugged You,” “Fuses Are Bustin’ Out All Over,” “Whats the Use of Wirin’,” and “You’ll Never Watch (Televised Wrestling) Alone.”

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