In "Mary Poppins" the titular character is a magical nanny who comes to work for the dysfunctional Banks family after the children, Jane and Michael, run off their most recent nanny. Mary Poppins, with her "spoonful of sugar" mentality, slowly improves the family's dynamic during her time with them. The 1964 Disney film is based on the children's book series by P.L. Travers, and the musical takes elements from the movie and the books. "Mary Poppins" the musical opened on London's West End in 2004 and ran on Broadway from 2006 to 2013, earning seven Tony nominations, winning the award for scenic design.
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