Marriott 'Poppins' has its Mary

Chris Jones

10:14 AM CDT, August 16, 2013


The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire said Friday that it has found its lead for its upcoming production of "Mary Poppins," directed by Gary Griffin.

Summer Naomi Smart, currently appearing in "Shrek" at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, will play the title role, opposite Bernie Yvon's Bert.

 "Mary Poppins" opens on October 30. Marriott will be staging the first locally produced version of the West End and Broadway hit.