MAMMA MIA! to Return to Las Vegas for Open-Ended Run in Spring 2014
The show that kept Las Vegas dancing in the aisles for six years, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, returns to The Strip in Spring 2014 with an open-ended run at The New Tropicana.
"It's so exciting that MAMMA MIA!is returning to fabulous Las Vegas, " said creator/producer Judy Craymer. "We are so thrilled to be invited to the New Tropicana. It is the perfect hotel for us to bring the original show back to the Strip amongst the glamour and excitement of this legendary playground."
"Our newly renovated, state-of-the-art Tropicana Theater is the perfect venue for the return of the show that set the standard for Broadway in Las Vegas," said Fred Harmon, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Tropicana.
MAMMA MIA! is still one of the most successful musicals ever on the Strip. The show set the precedent for stage musicals in Las Vegas performing more than 2,200 times to over 2 million guests for over six incredible years.
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. Now celebrating 12 smash hit years on Broadway it is one of only 5 musicals to have run for more than 10 years on Broadway. 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 and Pierce Brosnan 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, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer's ingenious 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.
With music & lyrics by Benny Andersson&Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design byAndrew Bruce&Bobby Aitken and musical supervision, additional material & arrangements by Martin Koch.
For more information visit www.mamma-mia.com.