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Date of Birth: December 16, 1946 (69)
Birth Place: Stockholm, SWEDEN
Gender: Male
MAMMA MIA! Comes to Boston Opera House This SpringMAMMA MIA! Comes to Boston Opera House This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Broadway In Boston announced today that Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will return to Boston for one week only. Performances at the Boston Opera House May 30 - June 4, 2017. MAMMA MIA! is a Season special and part of the 2016/2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Digital Radio Station 'Magic ABBA' Hits the Airwaves with Help from West End's MAMMA MIA!Digital Radio Station 'Magic ABBA' Hits the Airwaves with Help from West End's MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

'Magic ABBA in association with MAMMA MIA!' is set to hit the airwaves at midday on Thursday 5th May. (more...)

BWW Review: Porchlight Finds New Moves to Invigorate CHESSBWW Review: Porchlight Finds New Moves to Invigorate CHESS
by Misha Davenport - May 4, 2016

CHESS, Porchlight Musical Theatre's final staged reading in the third season of its 'lost' musicals-as- staged-concert series manages to present the show's glorious, pop opera score in all its glory and nearly succeeds in covering up the fault lines that run through the book. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Revisits CHESS, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Porchlight Revisits CHESS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber present the final production in the third smash season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, PORCHLIGHT REVISITS CHESS, music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice and Bjorn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music direction by Jimmy Morehead. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

BJORN AGAIN Coming to MelbourneBJORN AGAIN Coming to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The world's leading ABBA show, Bjorn Again, is returning to its home town, Melbourne, on June 18 AT The Palms at Crown, with a spectacular new show, Arrival Tour 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/28/16- CHESSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/28/16- CHESS
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2016

Today in 1988, Chess opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 68 performances. Chess is a musical with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, formerly of ABBA, and with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story involves a romantic triangle between two top players, an American and a Russian, in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other; all in the context of a Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, during which both countries wanted to win international chess tournaments for propaganda purposes. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Dances Onto the TPAC StageBWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Dances Onto the TPAC Stage
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 27, 2016

Make no mistake about it: the current production of Mamma Mia!, the musical theater hit now onstage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall is just as entertaining, just as over-the-top in all its ABBAesque glory that audiences cannot help but be awestruck by the sheer theatricality of the piece, enthralled by the cavalcade of songs that provide the show's score and delighted by the efforts of the company's talented and eager-to-please and generally eye-poppingly gorgeous ensemble. (more...)

On The Road with MAMMA MIA's Stephen Ecklemann & Kyra Belle JohnsonOn The Road with MAMMA MIA's Stephen Ecklemann & Kyra Belle Johnson
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

There's a lot to learn about the two actors - Kyra Belle Johnson, who's cast as Sophie, and Stephen Ecklemann, who takes on the role of her boyfriend Sky - playing the young leads in Mamma Mia!, the ABBA-inspired musical that lands at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center next Tuesday night for an eight-performance run. (more...)

Linzi Hateley Returns as 'Donna' in West End's MAMMA MIA! - New Cast Announced!Linzi Hateley Returns as 'Donna' in West End's MAMMA MIA! - New Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Linzi Hateley returns to the role of Donna Sheridan in the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! at London's Novello Theatre from Monday 13 June 2016.  This is a role she has played twice before in London - from 2007-2009 and in 2010.  Her other recent theatre credits include the national tour of Barnum, London Road (National Theatre) and Les Miserables (Queen's Theatre).  Linzi also appeared in the film version of London Road. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre to Revisit CHESS as Part of Ongoing Series, 5/3-5Porchlight Music Theatre to Revisit CHESS as Part of Ongoing Series, 5/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the third smash season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Chess, music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice and Bjorn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music direction by Jimmy Morehead. Porchlight Revisits Chess is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 3 through Thursday, May 5 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Dreamgirls (previews begin April 8) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Chess are $30 in advance and $35 at the door the night of the performance. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multi-media presentation, created and hosted by Weber, that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and more. Single tickets to Chess are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  The 2016 - 2017 season subscriptions to Porchlight Revisits includes The Rink (October 4 - 6), Little Me (February 28 - March 2, 2017) and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (May 9 - 11, 2017) are also available at porchlightmusictheatre.org.  (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at the Isaac Theatre RoyalBWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at the Isaac Theatre Royal
by Sam Jury - Apr 1, 2016

The international smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! opened last night in Christchurch at the beautifully restored Isaac Theatre Royal. It is the first of three hotly anticipated musicals to be put on by Showbiz Christchurch this year as part of a national consortium of theatre production partners. (more...)

Porchlight Revisits Staged Concert Series to Close with CHESSPorchlight Revisits Staged Concert Series to Close with CHESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the third smash season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Chess, music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice and Bjorn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music direction by Jimmy Morehead. Porchlight Revisits Chess is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 3 through Thursday, May 5 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Dreamgirls (previews begin April 8) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Chess are $30 in advance and $35 at the door the night of the performance. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multi-media presentation, created and hosted by Weber, that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and more. Single tickets to Chess are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Present MAMMA MIA!, 5/6-7FSCJ Artist Series to Present MAMMA MIA!, 5/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Times-Union Center's Moran Theater. Performances begin on May 6 and run through May 7, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MAMMA MIA! Coming to Jackson, 5/16STAGE TUBE: MAMMA MIA! Coming to Jackson, 5/16
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2016

MAMMA MIA! comes to Jackson at the Jackson Theater THALIA MARA HALL, May 16, 2016.  Check out a preview of the show below! (more...)

Sting's THE LAST SHIP to Make Regional Debut in Salt Lake City This SeasonSting's THE LAST SHIP to Make Regional Debut in Salt Lake City This Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah's premier professional theatre, will open its 2016-17 season with the THE LAST SHIP, the new musical with music and lyrics by the pop superstar Sting and book by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. PTC's production will be the first since the show's Broadway run in 2014-15. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Play MPAC, 4/16MAMMA MIA! to Play MPAC, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

A mother, a daughter, 3 possible dads and a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! The fun-loving musical MAMMA MIA! comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 15 at 8 pm and Saturday, April 16 at 2pm and 8 pm. Tickets are $49 - $89. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the First Ever MAMMA MIA! UK TOURFull Casting Announced for the First Ever MAMMA MIA! UK TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! which comes to Edinburgh from Tuesday 29 November 2016 to Saturday 7th January 2017 as part of its first ever UK tour 2016. (more...)

Theatre Aspen & The Wheeler Opera House to Welcome Susan EganTheatre Aspen & The Wheeler Opera House to Welcome Susan Egan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Theatre Aspen announced today a new partnership with the Wheeler Opera House that will launch with a special concert featuring Broadway, television and recording star Susan Egan.  The concert takes place Sunday, March 6th, at 8 pm.  Tickets are available at aspenshowtix.com and are priced at $55. (more...)

MAMMA MIA Returning to Playhouse Square, 3/8-13MAMMA MIA Returning to Playhouse Square, 3/8-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Playhouse Square, March 8-13, 2016. Performances begin on Tuesday, March 8, and run through Sunday, March 13, at the Connor Palace - Tickets on sale now! (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Coming to The Playhouse on Rodney Square, 3/4-7MAMMA MIA! Coming to The Playhouse on Rodney Square, 3/4-7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to The Playhouse on Rodney Square from Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 6. (more...)

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