Photo Coverage: Mamma Mia! New York City Premiere

MAMMA MIA! held its United States premiere last night in New York City.

Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical that has been seen by more than 30 million people in 170 cities and eight languages around the world. Bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of iconic super group ABBA to movie audiences, summer 2008 is the season for MAMMA MIA!

The feature film adaptation of the global stage hit production brings the magic of ABBA's music to the silver screen. With rising star Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, alongside Hollywood heavy-hitters Meryl Streep,Pierce Brosnan,Colin Firth, Stellan Skasgârd, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski, the film features the stars' versions of 17 ABBA classics in this celebration of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads.

The three women who created the worldwide smash stage hit—global producer Judy Craymer, writer Catherine Johnson and director Phyllida Lloyd—repeat their roles in bringing this joyful, musical story to the big screen. The MAMMA MIA! film is produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman.

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends—practical and no-nonsense Rosie (Julie Walters) and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya (Christine Baranski)—from her one-time backing band, Donna & the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own.

On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna's past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.

Photos by Walter McBride/ Retna Ltd.


Atmosphere at the American Premiere of MAMMA MIA!


Atmosphere at the American Premiere of MAMMA MIA!


Atmosphere at the American Premiere of MAMMA MIA!


Atmosphere at the American Premiere of MAMMA MIA! (Models from modelbartenders.com)


Atmosphere at the American Premiere of MAMMA MIA! (Models from modelbartenders.com)


Atmosphere at the American Premiere of MAMMA MIA! (Models from modelbartenders.com)


Atmosphere at the American Premiere of MAMMA MIA! (Models from modelbartenders.com)


Atmosphere at the American Premiere of MAMMA MIA! (Models from modelbartenders.com)


Atmosphere at the American Premiere of MAMMA MIA! (Models from modelbartenders.com)


Atmosphere at the American Premiere of MAMMA MIA! (Models from modelbartenders.com)


Atmosphere at the American Premiere of MAMMA MIA! (Models from modelbartenders.com)


Atmosphere at the American Premiere of MAMMA MIA! (Models from modelbartenders.com)


Atmosphere at the American Premiere of MAMMA MIA! (Models from modelbartenders.com)


Atmosphere at the American Premiere of MAMMA MIA!


Benny Andersson


Christine Baranski


Christine Baranski


Christine Baranski


Christine Baranski


Christine Baranski & Pierce Brosnan, and Keely Shaye Smith


Pierce Brosnan


Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith


Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith


Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith


Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith


Keely Shaye Smith


Pierce Brosnan


Pierce Brosnan


Dominic Cooper


Dominic Cooper


Dominic Cooper


Dominic Cooper


Dominic Cooper


Dominic Cooper


Judy Craymer


Judy Craymer


Colin Firth


Colin Firth


Colin Firth


Colin Firth


Colin Firth


Colin Firth


Colin Firth


James Lipton and wife


Hoda Kotb


Kathie Lee Gifford and daughter Cassidy


Kathie Lee Gifford


Kathie Lee Gifford and daughter Cassidy


Mamie Gummer


Mamie Gummer


Mamie Gummer


Mamie Gummer


Catherine Johnson


Catherine Johnson


Ashley Lilley


Ashley Lilley


Ashley Lilley


Phyllida Lloyd


Phyllida Lloyd


Rachel McDowall


Rachel McDowall


Rachel McDowall


Julia Murney


Julia Murney


Louise Pitre


Louise Pitre


Coco Rocha


Coco Rocha


Coco Rocha


Coco Rocha


Amanda Seyfried


Amanda Seyfried


Amanda Seyfried


Amanda Seyfried


Amanda Seyfried


Amanda Seyfried


Amanda Seyfried


Amanda Seyfried


Amanda Seyfried


Jane Seymour


Jane Seymour


Jane Seymour


Carmen Marc Valvo


Dave Sky


Meryl Streep


Meryl Streep


Meryl Streep


Meryl Streep


Meryl Streep


Meryl Streep with her husband Don Gummer


Meryl Streep with her husband Don Gummer and daughter


Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep with her daughter


Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried


Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried


Meryl Streep


Meryl Streep


Rita Wilson


Rita Wilson


Rita Wilson


Rita Wilson


Rita Wilson


Rita Wilson


Rita Wilson

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.