Judy Craymer Working on New Musical with MAMMA MIA! Team
In a recent interview with the Daily Mail, West End theatre producer Judy Craymer revealed that she is back at work with her MAMMA MIA! team on a new project. She told the Daily Mail: 'I'm working on something with Bjorn and Benny. Mamma Mia! was such a success and we work very well together.'
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Craymer has achieved international popular success in musical theatre, in particular her work on Mamma Mia!. She reportedly made £90 million from the musical. Craymer was nominated for the 'Carl Foreman award for special achievement by a British director, writer or producer in their first feature film' at the 62nd British Academy Film Awards.
Mamma Mia! is a stage musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA, composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members of the band. The title of the musical is taken from the group's 1975 chart-topper "Mamma Mia". Ulvaeus and Andersson, who composed the original music for ABBA, were involved in the development of the show from the beginning. Anni-Frid Lyngstad has been involved financially in the production and she has also been present at many of the premieres around the world.
The musical includes such hits as "Super Trouper", "Lay All Your Love on Me", "Dancing Queen", "Knowing Me, Knowing You", "Take a Chance on Me", "Thank You for the Music", "Money, Money, Money", "The Winner Takes It All", "Voulez Vous", "SOS" and the title track. Over 54 million people have seen the show, which has grossed $2 billion worldwide since its 1999 debut. A film adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski,Stellan Skarsgård and Julie Walters was released in July 2008.
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