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Date of Birth: December 16, 1946 (70)
Birth Place: Stockholm, SWEDEN
Gender: Male
BWW Review: The Gateway's MAMMA MIA!BWW Review: The Gateway's MAMMA MIA!
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 26, 2017

The Gateway's latest offering is an absolutely thrilling production of the worldwide blockbuster hit Mamma Mia!. Running through August 5th at the Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts, this incarnation is excellently directed by Larry Raben. Indeed, this uplifting show, set to the fun music of ABBA, will leave you smiling and humming the score for days. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)

BWW Review: Have the Time of Your Life at Wolf Trap with MAMMA MIA!BWW Review: Have the Time of Your Life at Wolf Trap with MAMMA MIA!
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jul 19, 2017

If you are in need of a pick-me-up or a fun night out, pack a picnic and head to Wolf Trap for a trip down the aisle you'll never forget. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Patchogue TheatreMAMMA MIA! Comes to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Gateway will take Long Island by storm at The Patchogue Theatre with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, and will dazzle the audience from July 19th through August 5th.  Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, is based on the songs of ABBA and has broken box office records worldwide having been seen by more than 60 million people.  With non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, the show features hit songs that include "Super Trouper," "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Take a Chance on Me," "Thank You for the Music," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes It All," and "SOS." (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood BowlTisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Lily James to Play 'Young Donna' in MAMMA MIA SequelCINDERELLA's Lily James to Play 'Young Donna' in MAMMA MIA Sequel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lily James, currently starring on the big screen in BABY DRIVER, will show off her vocal chops in Universal's recently announced musical sequel to MAMMA MIA, subtitled 'Here We Go Again.' (more...)

The Grove Theatre to 'Take A Chance' on The ABBA Show on 8/20The Grove Theatre to 'Take A Chance' on The ABBA Show on 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

=Marie-Claire Follett was a teenager in London looking for a singing job when she auditioned for a spot in an ABBA tribute band. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At The New Cast Of MAMMA MIA!Photo Flash: First Look At The New Cast Of MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

The new West End cast of MAMMA MIA!, at London's Novello Theatre, includes Sara Poyzer as Donna, Georgina Castle as Sophie, Kate Graham as Tanya, Jacqueline Braun as Rosie, Richard Trinder as Sam, Alasdair Harvey as Harry, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart as Bill and Christopher Jordan-Marshall as Sky. (more...)

BWW Review: 'MAMMA MIA!' at Kansas City Starlight TheatreBWW Review: 'MAMMA MIA!' at Kansas City Starlight Theatre
by Paul Bolton - Jun 26, 2017

Combining ABBA's greatest hits, including 'Dancing Queen,' 'S.O.S' 'Super Trouper,' 'Take a Chance on Me' and 'The Winner Takes It All,' with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship Catherine Johnson has crafted a plot to expertly string together these more than 20 songs (written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Stig Andersson) in a show that is in the top ten longest running Broadway shows list. This production serves up both the bouncy electronic music that is familiar, with mother-vs. -daughter story about contrasting views of what constitutes a family. (more...)

Farewell Tour of MAMMA MIA! Comes to State Theatre in July with Local Actress as LeadFarewell Tour of MAMMA MIA! Comes to State Theatre in July with Local Actress as Lead
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the State Theatre  on July 12th and 13th as a part of its final farewell tour. (more...)

Blockbuster Musical MAMMA MIA! Added to Aurora Theatre 2017-18 SeasonBlockbuster Musical MAMMA MIA! Added to Aurora Theatre 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

???????Here we go again, Aurora Theatre fans! Bringing audiences the biggest title ever produced by the North Georgia arts leader, the Aurora Theatre team unveils plans to present Mamma Mia! as part of the 2017-2018 Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series! Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, is set to run from March 8 - April 22, 2018. (more...)

Will CHESS Make A Move to Broadway in 2018?Will CHESS Make A Move to Broadway in 2018?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Chess might make a move back to Broadway! According to a recent interview with Whatsonstage, creator Tim Rice is hard at work on a revised version of the original 1986 show. 'We've got a new team in who helped to restructure the storyline and it seemed to work really well as a tabletop production, but the plan is to bring it to Broadway late next year,' says Rice. (more...)

Sir Tim Rice to Discuss Life and Career in Special Evening at the Union TheatreSir Tim Rice to Discuss Life and Career in Special Evening at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Celebrating the premiere of Blondel, multi award-winning composer Tim Rice is to take part in a special evening to talk about his life and career in the West End, on Broadway and Hollywood movies. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! It's the Last Chance for KC to See ABBA's Smash-Hit MusicalMAMMA MIA! It's the Last Chance for KC to See ABBA's Smash-Hit Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

After 15 unforgettable years of entertaining audiences across North America, the national tour of MAMMA MIA! says farewell to the road next month. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! returns to Starlight Theatre for one weekend only - Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

Brian May and Kerry Ellis Release New Single 'Panic Attack'Brian May and Kerry Ellis Release New Single 'Panic Attack'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The new single from Brian May and Kerry Ellis, 'PANIC ATTACK', released June 14 by Sony Music, is a heart-felt paean for hope and positivity in the darkest times, both personal and worldly. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Conclude Farewell Tour at the Fabulous FoxMAMMA MIA! to Conclude Farewell Tour at the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

After 15 years on the road, the national touring production of MAMMIA MIA! will play its final performances at the Fabulous Fox in St Louis July 28 - 30. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Wick TheatreBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Wick Theatre
by John Lariviere - Jun 11, 2017

The Wick Theatre proudly presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film, the musical features music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Wolverton. The stage version of Beauty and the Beast includes memorable new songs in addition to familiar ones from the animated version such as "Be Our Guest", "Gaston", and the title song "Beauty and the Beast". (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY, THE CRUCIBLE, 'HUNCHBACK' Headline PCPA's 54th SeasonFREAKY FRIDAY, THE CRUCIBLE, 'HUNCHBACK' Headline PCPA's 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

PCPA plans a 54th season of world-rocking plays and musicals from November 2017 through September 2018. (more...)

Six ABBA Solo Albums Due For 180g Vinyl Reissue This JulySix ABBA Solo Albums Due For 180g Vinyl Reissue This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

ABBA: four letters; four unique talents. Collectively, Agnetha Fltskog, Bjrn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad are known for creating some of the most vital pop music in the world; individually, however, they were just as creative. (more...)

Amanda Seyfried to Return for MAMMA MIA! Movie SequelAmanda Seyfried to Return for MAMMA MIA! Movie Sequel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Here we go again! Universal has announced that it is officially moving forward on a sequel to the film version of the Broadway mega-hit Mamma Mia. The film, titled, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! is expected to hit theaters everywhere, July 20, 2018.  (more...)

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