MAMMA MIA! Begins Performances in New Home at Broadhurst Theatre Tonight!
Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! will resume performances at its new home at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at the 2pm matinee.
Now in its 13th smash year on Broadway, MAMMA MIA! will celebrate 5,000 performances next week and is the 10th longest running show in Broadway history and one of only 5 musicals to have run for more than 10 years on Broadway.
Acclaimed by the Associated Press as "quite simply, a phenomenon" MAMMA MIA! continues its success around the world having been seen by over 54 million people, in 38 productions in 14 languages in over 400 cities. The original West End production is now in its 15th year in London.
MAMMA MIA! the show is one of the most successful musicals of all time anywhere in the world and the movie adaptation starring Meryl Streep and is one of the most successful movie musicals of all time grossing $600 million worldwide.
Inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer's vision of staging writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale of family and friendship unfolding on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they had last visited 20 years ago. Songs including "Dancing Queen," "The Winner Takes It All," "Money, Money, Money" and "Take a Chance on Me" are all featured in this feel-good night of fun and laughter.
Produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, the creative team responsible for bringing MAMMA MIA! to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and BjörnUlvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Mamma Mia! has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, production design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.