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Date Of Birth:
December 16, 1946 (68)
Birth Place:
Stockholm, SWEDEN
Gender:
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Centenary Stage Company Presents PETER PAN, 11/28-12/14Centenary Stage Company Presents PETER PAN, 11/28-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael, and John in the high-flying timeless Broadway musical that will whisk you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up! On November 28th running through December 14th Centenary Stage Company will venture into 'Neverland' for their holiday production of Peter Pan. (more...)

Theatre Sheridan's 42nd Season to Include HELLO DOLLY!, IN THE HEIGHTS & MoreTheatre Sheridan's 42nd Season to Include HELLO DOLLY!, IN THE HEIGHTS & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Theatre Sheridan announces the line-up of shows for its 42nd season, featuring a blend of Broadway classics, rare gems and innovative, immersive theatrical experiences. Following is a brief overview of this season's shows, which are staged alternately in MacDonald-Heaslip Hall and the more intimate Studio Theatre (with the exception of Brantwood 1920-2015). (more...)

3-Disc Deluxe Remastered CHESS Concept Recording & DVD Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 12/23-Disc Deluxe Remastered CHESS Concept Recording & DVD Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 12/2
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 11, 2014

CHESS gets the 3-disc deluxe edition treatment! (more...)

Liverpool MAMMA MIA! Announces Full CastLiverpool MAMMA MIA! Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Sara Poyzer will play Donna Sheridan, with Shobna Gulati as Tanya and Sue Devaney as Rosie, when the MAMMA MIA! International Tour comes to Liverpool in 2015. Sara has also played Donna in the West End production of MAMMA MIA! and her other West End roles include Janet in Rutherford & Son, Emilia in Othello and Mam in Billy Elliot. Shobna's many television roles include Sunita Alahan in Coronation Street, Anita in Victoria Wood's award-winning BBC series Dinnerladies, Nisha Clayton in the last ever series of Where the Heart is for ITV, and, most recently, Fiona in Kay Mellor's new BBC series In the Club. Sue's television roles include Jane in Dinnerladies, Liz Harker for four years in Casualty, Rita for three years in Jonny Briggs and Debbie Webster for two years in Coronation Street. (more...)

West End's MAMMA MIA! Now Booking Through October 2015West End's MAMMA MIA! Now Booking Through October 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! at London's Novello Theatre is now extending its booking period until 24 October 2015. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Present PETER PAN, 11/28-12/14Centenary Stage Company to Present PETER PAN, 11/28-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael, and John in the high-flying timeless Broadway musical that will whisk you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up! On November 28th running through December 14th Centenary Stage Company will venture into "Neverland" for their holiday production of Peter Pan. Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Peter Pan is one of the most beloved family favorites of all time. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Returning to the Majestic Theatre in 2015MAMMA MIA! Returning to the Majestic Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Majestic Theatre for eight performances, June 9-14, 2015. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, October 31. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Mosh Pit to the Stage - Music Stars Turned Broadway ComposersSunday Special: From the Mosh Pit to the Stage - Music Stars Turned Broadway Composers
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 26, 2014

Sting's THE LAST SHIP marks The Police lead singer's Broadway debut tonight, but he's far from the first music industry transplant on the Great White Way. Scroll down to learn more about some of the greatest music stars turned Broadway composers, and be sure to tell us your favorite (or any we left out) in the comments below! (more...)

MAMMA MIA! National Tour to Play Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in February 2015MAMMA MIA! National Tour to Play Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in February 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, return to Milwaukee in February 2015. Performances begin on February 20 and run through February 22 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 24 at 12:00 pm at the Marcus Center Box Office. This weekend engagement is a special addition to the BMO Harris Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center series. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/18- MAMMA MIA!STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/18- MAMMA MIA!
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2014

Today in 2001, Mamma Mia opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, where it is still running. Mamma Mia! is a stage musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA, composed by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, former members of the band. The musical includes such hits as 'Super Trouper', 'Lay All Your Love On Me', 'Dancing Queen', 'Knowing Me, Knowing You', 'Take A Chance On Me', 'Thank You for the Music', 'Money, Money, Money', 'The Winner Takes It All', 'Voulez Vous' and 'SOS'. Over 42 million people have seen the show, which has grossed $2 billion dollars worldwide since its 1999 debut. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! National Tour to Play State Theatre, 11/5-6MAMMA MIA! National Tour to Play State Theatre, 11/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the world's number one show. The 'ultimate feel good show' comes to the State Theatre for TWO SHOWS in November. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA! a Smash Hit at the Music Hall in Kansas CityBWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA! a Smash Hit at the Music Hall in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Oct 9, 2014

Mamma Mia! what a way to open a season. Mamma Mia! the feel-good musical that has over 5,000 performances on Broadway opened Tuesday October 7 at the Music Hall in Kansas City, MO. Phyllida Lloyd directs the Broadway Across America special engagement that runs through Sunday October 12. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus wrote the music and lyrics with choreography by Anthony Van Laast. (more...)

BWW Preview:  MAMMA MIA! Comes to the Music Hall in Kansas CityBWW Preview: MAMMA MIA! Comes to the Music Hall in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Oct 4, 2014

The enchanting tale of love, friendship, and the quest to discover the identity of her father comes to the Music Hall in Kansas City when Mamma Mia! takes the stage. Based on the songs of ABBA and written by Catherine Johnson the musical, which debuted on Broadway in 2001, received five Tony Award nominations, two Drama Desk Award nominations, and won the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Stage Performance. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Austin This Winter; Tickets on Sale NowMAMMA MIA! Comes to Austin This Winter; Tickets on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Bass Concert Hall in January 2015. Performances begin on January 20 and run through January 25. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Sir Tim Rice On FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Story To Stage To Screen, Plus CHESS, ALADDIN & MoreInDepth InterView: Sir Tim Rice On FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Story To Stage To Screen, Plus CHESS, ALADDIN & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 25, 2014

Today we are talking to a multi-award-winning stage and screen musical master all about the forthcoming Fathom presentation of his new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY premiering in movie theaters nationwide early next month, the sharp and affable Sir Tim Rice. Outlining his impetus for pursuing a musical adaptation of the acclaimed novel upon which the multi-Academy Award-winning film is based, Rice reveals what drew him to the project as well as what viewers can expect from the dense, complex and majestic score created along with composer Stuart Brayson for the enterprise. Additionally, Rice sheds some light on the specifics of crafting the show, with a special emphasis on the controversial elements contained within the material. Plus, Rice shares specific examples of how some of the biggest showstoppers in the rich and varied score were crafted, as well as his impressions of the impeccable cast featured in the stage version, and, now, the Fathom film - and preliminary prospective plans for an American production, too. Furthermore, Rice reflects on his work with recently deceased entertainment icons Robin Williams, on ALADDIN; Lauren Bacall, on THE FAN; and Richard Attenborough on the JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT film. Also, Rice shares new details on the forthcoming 30th anniversary 3-disc special edition of CHESS set to be released next month. All of that and much, much more awaits! (more...)

BWW Previews: Fall Shows in Sweden 2014BWW Previews: Fall Shows in Sweden 2014
by Isa Ponturo - Sep 23, 2014

It is that time of the year. The days get shorter, the temperature drops, the leaves fall and we say our goodbyes to the northern midnight sun. The autumn has finally come, and we could not be happier! But this can only mean one thing for us Swedish theatre lovers, a fresh new theatre season! This season brings both revivals of old favorites and new shows and I have complied a list of upcoming shows I'm looking forward to see! (more...)

Tickets to MAMMA MIA! at Saenger Theatre On Sale 9/26Tickets to MAMMA MIA! at Saenger Theatre On Sale 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to New Orleans in January 2015. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association and East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans, Mamma Mia! will play at the Saenger Theatre beginning Tuesday, January 13, through Sunday, January 18. (more...)

Tickets to MAMMA MIA! at Clowes Memorial Hall Now On SaleTickets to MAMMA MIA! at Clowes Memorial Hall Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Clowes Memorial Hall October 3-5. Tickets are on sale now and available in person at the Broadway Across America Box Office downtown at 342 Massachusetts Avenue (9am-5pm), Clowes Memorial Hall, The Old National Centre Ticket Office, online at BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com, or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. Groups of 10 or more can book now by calling 317-632-7469 x103. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ABBA Wax Figures Make U.S. Debut at Madame Tussauds with the Cast of MAMMA MIA!Photo Coverage: ABBA Wax Figures Make U.S. Debut at Madame Tussauds with the Cast of MAMMA MIA!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Sep 3, 2014

Madame Tussauds New York just hosted a spirited unveiling for the wax figures of worldwide music sensation ABBA as they make their stateside debut, with the help of the Broadway stars from the smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! - Judy McLane, Lauren Cohn and Stacia Fernandez at Madame Tussauds New York, 234 W. 42nd St (between 7th and 8th Aves). BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

MAMMA MIA! International Tour to Play Exclusive Season For the First Time at the Liverpool Empire Feb. 20-Mar. 14MAMMA MIA! International Tour to Play Exclusive Season For the First Time at the Liverpool Empire Feb. 20-Mar. 14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

The MAMMA MIA! International Tour will perform for the first time ever at the Liverpool Empire from Friday 20 February to Saturday 14 March, with Liverpool being the only UK mainland date outside of London to host the production in 2015. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 2 September at 1pm. There will be a Gala Performance on Tuesday 24 February at 7.30pm. The show enjoyed a hugely successful sell-out season at Echo Arena Liverpool in 2010. (more...)

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