MAMMA MIA! Creator Judy Craymer to Receive Sardi's Portrait Tomorrow
MAMMA MIA! creator and global producer Judy Craymer will receive one of the theater's most coveted honors when her portrait is hung on the legendary walls of Sardi's Restaurant on Friday, November 8, 2013.
Now celebrating 13 smash hit years on Broadway MAMMA MIA! celebrates 5,000 performances at its new home at The Broadhurst Theatre(235 West 44 Street) 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, now in its 15th year, has celebrated over 6,000 performances 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 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 writerCatherine 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.
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