Monday, November 27, 2006

SOB Poll: Most Readers Hope To Step In Time With Mary Poppins

SOB Poll: Most Readers Hope To Step In Time With Mary Poppins

It's been less than two weeks since Mary Poppins landed on Broadway. While critics were wildly all over the board in their reviews, it appears that most readers of Steve On Broadway could care less what they've said as more than three-quarters of you (79.2%) plan to see the new stage musical adaptation.

Given the response from some critics and bloggers, I was surprised that only 14.4% of you said you weren't planning to see the show. Of that figure, 11.5% of you indicated you had already seen Mary Poppins either in previews or in London; the remaining 2.9% of you said that it didn't interest you. Another 11.4% of you said that you might see the tuner, but "it's not at the top of my list."

Admittedly, I have a soft spot in my heart for the magic of Mary Poppins. In fact, I'm one of those 17.1% who said I planned on seeing the show even though I've already seen it (in my case, I first saw the great nanny in London). Other bloggers whose opinions I respect are certainly weighing-in with their Mary Poppins experiences, ranging from Stephen Mosher who clearly loved the show to Chris Caggiano who makes no bones about hating it.

Of course, Tarzan -- Disney's other new Broadway offering for the year -- still manages to sell nearly four out of five seats despite the near-universal pans it received after its May debut. Could it be that Disney productions are simply critic and blogger-proof?

P.S. There's still time to vote in my Thanksgiving poll along the right-hand column that asks, "For which U.S. show opening during 2006 are you personally most thankful?"

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Related Stories:
Did Critics Find Mary Poppins Practically Perfect? (November 17, 2006)
Mary Poppins' Flight On Broadway Begins Tonight (November 16, 2006)
Mary Poppins, Grey Gardens Tops Among SOB Readers (October 27, 2006)
Survey Says.... (October 23, 2006)
Mary Poppins Lands Top Five Capacity Spot With Broadway Debut (October 17, 2006)
Which New Broadway Musical Are You Most Enthusiastic About Seeing? (October 16, 2006)
Which British Hits Will Be Broadway-Bound? (September 20, 2006)
Which Broadway Musical Will Depart Next? (August 21, 2006)
Rejoice! Gavin Lee to Cross Atlantic for Mary Poppins on Broadway (May 8, 2006)
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