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U.S. Tour

A U.S. tour began previews on March 11, 2009 with opening night on March 25, featuring Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee reprising their roles as Mary Poppins and Bert respectively.[12] The tour started at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, and is scheduled to play at the State Theatre at Playhouse Square Center in Cleveland, the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston, Texas, and the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Nov. 15, 2009 during opening night in Los Angeles Dick Van Dyke (who played Bert in the film) appeared during the encore onstage and praised Lee’s performance in the role.[15] On Jan. 22, 2010 to raise funds for a local charity and as part of a D23 event, Van Dyke did a cameo of his other role from the original film of Mr. Dawes Sr.[16] With new added stops, the tour is scheduled to run through August 2010. The song "Temper, Temper" was cut from this production and replaced with a new musical number called "Playing the Game."[17] The song also replaced "Temper, Temper" in the Broadway production beginning October 12, 2009.[18] Caroline Sheen took over the role of Mary from Brown in February 2010 in Tempe, Arizona and will play the role until February 2011. Nicolas Dromard, who previously understudied the role of Bert on Broadway, will take over the role from Gavin Lee on September 10, 2010 and will play the role until September 2011.[19]
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U.K. Tour

A U.K. Tour of the London production commenced on June 4, 2008 and ended on April 18, 2009, with stops at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Birmingham Hippodrome, Edinburgh Playhouse, Palace Theatre, Manchester, and the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff [13]. The original cast featured Caroline Sheen as Mary Poppins, Daniel Crossley as Bert, Martin Ball as George Banks and Louise Bowden as Winifred Banks.[14] Caroline Sheen performed the role of Mary Poppins from June 4 to October 25, 2008 in Plymouth, Birmingham and Edinburgh. Lisa O'Hare took over the role of Mary Poppins on October 27, 2008 and performed in Edinburgh, Manchester & Cardiff where the Tour concluded.