Benny Andersson News

Date Of Birth:
December 16, 1946 (67)
Birth Place:
Stockholm, SWEDEN
Gender:
Male
Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

Tickets to MAMMA MIA!'s Return to Detroit On Sale this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to The Fisher Theatre for a limited 5-performance engagement October 17 - 19. Tickets ($39 - $79) will go on sale Sunday, August 24 at 10:00 am at all Ticketmaster locations; charge by phone - (800) 982-2787 and online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will go on sale at the Fisher Theatre box office at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 25. A complete performance schedule follows this release. (more...)

Music Theatre International Acquires Rights to MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) http://www.mtishows.com, has secured worldwide licensing rights to one of Broadway's biggest hits, Mamma Mia! With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and written by Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show, taking audiences on a trip down the aisle they'll never forget. (more...)

CHESS, NOISES OFF, THE PILLOWMAN and More Set for SecondStory Rep's Season 16 Mainstage Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

SecondStory Repertory has announced its MainStage Series for Season 16. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! UK Tour to Offer Free Tickets, Dance Classes at Winter Gardens Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Would-be Dancing Queens are being given the opportunity to grab FREE show tickets and learn from the professionals in a special MAMMA MIA! dance class. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Breaks Blackpool Box Office History
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

International smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! has broken box office history with more than £2million in ticket sales in just six weeks. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Unveils New 'Guide to NYC' Video Series
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2014

The Broadway stars of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! present a new video series where they will share their favorite New York City must see destinations and hot spots. (more...)

ABBA to Release Landmark 'Live at Wembley Arena' Concert, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

By the time ABBA played London's Wembley Arena in November 1979, they had spent five years in the public spotlight – although it seems a short time now, they had lived several lives in that period. (more...)

Remastered CHESS Concept Recording With Bonus Material & DVD Set For November Release
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 16, 2014

A newly remastered edition of the 1984 international hit concept recording of CHESS by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice is set for release in November according to a new interview with Andersson. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! National Tour Coming to Fox Theatre, 9/23-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Fox Theatre from September 23-28 as a special to the 2014/2015 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of MAMMA MIA! International Tour Celebrates Blackpool Gala Night
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Niamh Perry plays the role of Sophie in the MAMMA MIA! International Tour when it plays its exclusive UK Summer Season at the Blackpool Opera House now through 14 September 2014. Niamh previously played the role in the West End in 2009, when the musical celebrated its 10th birthday. The production recently held a gala to celebrate the show's opening, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

The Cast of MAMMA MIA! Visits Opportunity Village
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

On Thursday (June, 19 2014) Las Vegas cast members from the smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! spent the morning visiting Opportunity Village. During the visit the cast took a tour of the beautiful Engelstad campus and got to meet some of the OVIPs while they were hard at work. (more...)

Judy Craymer Working on New Musical with MAMMA MIA! Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

In a recent interview with the Daily Mail, West End theatre producer Judy Craymer revealed that she is back at work with her MAMMA MIA! team on a new project. She told the Daily Mail: 'I'm working on something with Bjorn and Benny. Mamma Mia! was such a success and we work very well together.' (more...)

Actors' Theatre Grand Rapids Announces 34th Season Featuring 4000 MILES, CHESS & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Actors' Theatre Grand Rapids (www.atgr.org) is pleased to announce the upcoming productions of their 34th season. Known for providing West Michigan with the best works of contemporary theater, the 2014-15 Season exemplifies this commitment. (more...)

Niamh Perry to Star as Sophie in UK Summer Season of MAMMA MIA! International Tour, June 20
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Niamh Perry will play the role of Sophie in the MAMMA MIA! International Tour when it plays its exclusive UK Summer Season at the Blackpool Opera House from 20 June to 14 September 2014. Niamh previously played the role in the West End in 2009, when the musical celebrated its 10th birthday. (more...)

Niamh Perry To Play Sophie In International Cast of MAMMA MIA! During Blackpool Residency
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Niamh Perry will play the role of Sophie in the MAMMA MIA! International Tour when it plays its exclusive UK Summer Season at the Blackpool Opera House from 20 June to 14 September 2014. Niamh previously played the role in the West End in 2009, when the musical celebrated its 10th birthday. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the New Cast of West End's MAMMA MIA! - Alice Stokoe, Rebecca Lock & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Following the recent 15th birthday celebrations for MAMMA MIA! in London, there will be major cast changes from Monday 9 June 2014. Rebecca Lock will be joining the cast as Rosie, Alasdair Harvey as Harry, Charles Daish as Bill and Alice Stokoe as Sophie Sheridan and Lloyd Green as Sky. Also joining the cast from 9 June will be Rosanna Bates as Ali, Brodie McBride as Lisa, James Alexander Gibbs as Pepper and James Alan-Evans as Eddie. Dianne Pilkington will continue to star as Donna Sheridan, with Kim Ismay as Tanya and Richard Trinder as Sam. At certain performances, the role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Shona White. Below, check out photos from the new cast in rehearsal! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/20- Judy Kuhn
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2014

Happy Birthday, Judy Kuhn! Kuhn made her Broadway debut was in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She then played Cosette in the 1987 multiple award winning Broadway production of Les Miserables brought her the first Tony Award nomination. The following year, Kuhn took on a transfer from London's West End, playing one of the main roles (Florence Vassy) in the Trevor Nunn-directed Chess, with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (formerly of ABBA) and lyrics by Tim Rice. Later in 1993, Kuhn played the role of Betty Schaefer in the U.S premier production of Sunset Boulevard at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles. Kuhn sang the title role in the 1995 Disney animated film, Pocahontas, the film included her rendition of the song Colors of the Wind, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for its composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. On October 23, 2007, Kuhn returned to the Broadway Production of Les Miserables after 20 years, but this time assuming the role of Fantine. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber and More Star in San Francisco Symphony's New Live Recording of WEST SIDE STORY; Set for Digital Release Today
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Beginning today, May 20, West Side Story will be available for an exclusive early download from iTunes.com/SFSymphony where it is now available for pre-order. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of MAMMA MIA! Celebrates Opening Night at New Tropicana Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

On Friday, May 16, 2014, the Las Vegas production of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrated its grand opening at The New Tropicana Las Vegas in the newly transformed Tropicana Theater. (more...)

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