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Date Of Birth:
December 16, 1946 (68)
Birth Place:
Stockholm, SWEDEN
Gender:
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As Broadway Show Announces Closing, London's MAMMA MIA! Extends Booking PeriodAs Broadway Show Announces Closing, London's MAMMA MIA! Extends Booking Period
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

The global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! at London's Novello Theatre is now extending its booking period until 23 April 2016, taking the show through to its 18th playing year in London. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA! Goes Again and Never Lets You GoBWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA! Goes Again and Never Lets You Go
by Katricia Lang - Apr 16, 2015

MAMMA MIA! is worth your time and money. Go see it. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Debuts BC/EFA Collection Rap!STAGE TUBE: Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Debuts BC/EFA Collection Rap!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2015

Broadway's Mamma Mia! has put a new spin on BC/EFA collection speech! The musical's company recently debuted a rap version of the famous speech after the final curtain, which you can check out below! (more...)

MAMMA MIA!-Inspired Immersive Theatrical Show Coming to a Greek Taverna Near You!MAMMA MIA!-Inspired Immersive Theatrical Show Coming to a Greek Taverna Near You!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

A new immersive theatrical show inspired by the Broadway stage show MAMMA MIA! will be premiering in a Stockholm beer hall. (more...)

Breaking News: MAMMA MIA! to Close on Broadway This Fall; Movie Sequel in the Works?Breaking News: MAMMA MIA! to Close on Broadway This Fall; Movie Sequel in the Works?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

?Creator and global producer Judy Craymer has announced that Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, inspired by the songs of ABBA, will end its historic, record-breaking run on Broadway on September 5th, 2015 at the Broadhurst Theatre following 5,765 performances. (more...)

Carman Napier, Dale Sampson and Jonathan Mesisca Will Lead EVITA at Gallery Players; Opens 4/25Carman Napier, Dale Sampson and Jonathan Mesisca Will Lead EVITA at Gallery Players; Opens 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Gallery Players announces EVITA, the final musical of their 48th Season. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this epic musical is directed by Mark Harborth (Rent, Dreamgirls), choreographed by Elyse Daye Hart (Dreamgirls, A Little Night Music), with music direction by Emily Croome. Carman Napier (Next to Normal) fills the title role of the Argentinian legend, with Dale Sampson (Rent) as Che, and Jonathan Mesisca making his Gallery debut as Juan Peron. EVITA opens Saturday evening, April 25th at 8pm and runs through Sunday, May 17th, 2015. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Celebrate 16th Anniversary in the West End This MonthMAMMA MIA! to Celebrate 16th Anniversary in the West End This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

The global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! at London's Novello Theatre celebrates its 16th birthday in London on Monday 6 April. From West End to global phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer's ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs with an enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolding on a Greek island paradise. To date, it has been seen by more than 54 million people in 49 productions in 16 different languages grossing more than $2 billion at the box office. (more...)

Tickets to in the Wings Promotions' Highlights from CHESS Concert Now on SaleTickets to in the Wings Promotions' Highlights from CHESS Concert Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Tickets for In the Wings Promotions presents Highlights from CHESS: In Concert are on sale now to the general public. The concert is ONE NIGHT ONLY on Saturday, April 25 at La Vitrola, located at 4602 boul. St-Laurent, Montreal. The show begins at 8:00PM and doors are at 7:00PM. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Return to Omaha on 4/24-26MAMMA MIA! to Return to Omaha on 4/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Omaha's Orpheum Theater for five performances Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA! at Kingsbury Hall is Crowd-Pleasing FunBWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA! at Kingsbury Hall is Crowd-Pleasing Fun
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 16, 2015

The national tour of MAMMA MIA!, which played at Kingsbury Hall this past weekend, is a crowd-pleasing mix of enjoyable performances, appealing characters, and well-loved pop hits. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/6Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/6
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 6, 2015

With over 100 U.S. cities and 30 international regions featured on our site, we have so many exciting theatre happenings around our Broadway World! Below, we've highlighted our top 10 stories from this week. Check out the roundup below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jukebox Musical MAMMA MIA Stands the Test of TimeBWW Reviews: Jukebox Musical MAMMA MIA Stands the Test of Time
by Paul Batterson - Mar 5, 2015

Growing up Father's Day must have been very confusing for Sophie Sheridan, the lead character for MAMMA MIA. The product of a brief love affair, Sophie never knew who her real father was. So on the weeks before her wedding, she sends out invitations to the three chief suspects in hopes of finding out how her real dad is. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA! International Tour Opens in LiverpoolPhoto Flash: MAMMA MIA! International Tour Opens in Liverpool
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The MAMMA MIA! International Tour opened in Liverpool earlier this week - check out photos below! (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Review: CHESS Rocks 54 BelowSOUND OFF Special Review: CHESS Rocks 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 17, 2015

Today we are recapping the highlights of this week's lovingly presented 54 SINGS CHESS at 54 Below. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Everybody's Playing The Game! The Checkered History Of Cult Classic CHESSFLASH FRIDAY: Everybody's Playing The Game! The Checkered History Of Cult Classic CHESS
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 13, 2015

Today we are celebrating the unique history and standout score of cult 1980s mega-musical CHESS. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Stages Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO This WeekAmas Musical Theatre Stages Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings for the New York premiere of I Am, I Will, I Do, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. Directed by Christopher Scott with Musical Direction by Steven Gross, the readings will be held tonight, February 9th at 6pm and tomorrow, February 10th at 3pm & 7pm at Shetler Studios - Penthouse (244 West 54th Street - between Broadway & 8th Avenue). (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Play Columbus's Palace Theatre Next MonthMAMMA MIA! to Play Columbus's Palace Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Palace Theatre March 3-8. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! National Tour to Play Palace Theatre, 3/3-8MAMMA MIA! National Tour to Play Palace Theatre, 3/3-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Palace Theatre March 3-8. Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's songs from "Dancing Queen" and "S.O.S." to "Money, Money, Money" and "Take a Chance on Me," MAMMA MIA! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends, and new family found. (more...)

Mary Callanan and Alison Ewing Are MAMMA MIA!'s Newest Dynamos; Both Join Cast Tonight!Mary Callanan and Alison Ewing Are MAMMA MIA!'s Newest Dynamos; Both Join Cast Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! welcomes new 'Dynamos' Mary Callanan and Alison Ewing to the Broadway cast as 'Rosie' and 'Tanya', beginning performances this evening, February 2, 2015 at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44 Street). (more...)

BWW Previews: MAMMA MIA! to Play at the Fox PAC in Riverside, 2/4-5BWW Previews: MAMMA MIA! to Play at the Fox PAC in Riverside, 2/4-5
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 29, 2015

The national tour of MAMMA MIA! will appear at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, CA on February 4th and 5th. The rollicking musical was written by Catherine Johnson, with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, former ABBA members who based the show's songs on the group's hits. (more...)

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