Blythe Wilson is leaving Toronto to star in a Broadway production of Mary Poppins
Blythe Wilson will be saying farewell to the Princess of Wales Theatre. Wilson, who portrays Mrs. Banks in the stage production of Mary Poppins in Toronto, has been called to Broadway to take over the same role. Sadly, she’s the only performer from the 12-member cast who has been tapped, and at last Saturday’s opening night party, there were tears (some of joy and, presumably, some of jealousy—it is Broadway, after all) because she’s be leaving on Monday. (Her husband and fellow Mary Poppins castmate Mark Harapiak will stay behind). After cutting her teeth at both the Stratford and Shaw festivals, it’s about time she lived out her dream, and the dream of every actor who has ever struggled to make it big in Toronto. Well, she’s big, and now Broadway has her (at least for the time being).