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MAMMA MIA! To Welcome New Leads; Louis, Morris, Boll & Macdonald Join The Party 9/22

MAMMA MIA! To Welcome New Leads; Louis, Morris, Boll & Macdonald Join The Party 9/22

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! will welcome Patrick Boll, Alyse Alan Louis, David Andrew Macdonald and Eric William Morris to the Winter Garden Theatre on Tuesday, September 22, 2009.

MAMMA MIA!'s new principals join previously announced stars Tony Award® nominee John Dossett and Tony Award® winner Beth Leavel as "Sam Carmichael" and "Donna Sheridan."

Alyse Alan Louis will play bride-to-be "Sophie Sheridan," making her Broadway debut opposite Eric William Morris (Coram Boy) as fiancé "Sky."

Patrick Boll (Faith Healer) and David Andrew Macdonald ("Guiding Light," Coram Boy) join the company as "Bill Austin" and "Harry Bright," rounding out the trio of men from Donna's past who are Sophie's three possible dads.

Judy McLane (Chess, Kiss of the Spiderwoman) and Gina Ferrall (Beauty and the Beast, Big River) continue as "Tanya" and "Rosie," Donna's best friends and former back-up band known as "Donna and the Dynamos" who reunite on a Greek island for the wedding of Donna's daughter, Sophie.

Ben Gettinger continues as Sky's sidekick "Pepper." MAMMA MIA! also features Samantha Eggers as "Lisa" and Amina Robinson as "Ali," Sophie's best friends, and Raymond J. Lee as "Eddie."

Seen by over 40 million people around the world, MAMMA MIA!, is celebrating over 3,000 performances in its eighth smash hit year at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre and remains among Broadway's top selling musicals. The originAl West End production of MAMMA MIA! is celebrating 10 years and over 4,000 performances in London, an international tour has visited more than 40 foreign cities, and the blockbuster feature film adaptation, produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, is the most successful movie musical of all time grossing $600 million worldwide.

With a worldwide gross of over $2 Billion, MAMMA MIA! is acclaimed by the Associated Press as "quite simply, a phenomenon."

Inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale of family and friendship unfolds on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Songs including "Dancing Queen"; "The Winner Takes It All"; "Money, Money, Money" and "Take A Chance on Me" are all featured in this feel-good night of fun and laughter.

Produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, the creative team responsible for bringing MAMMA MIA! to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. MAMMA MIA! has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, production design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.

Patrick Boll (Bill Austin). Broadway credits include Faith Healer, Twentieth Century, Hedda Gabler, Death of a Salesman and Tom Sawyer. Off Broadway: Two Rooms, Henry and Mudge, Dark at the Top of the Stairs and All the Way Home (Transport Group), The Underpants (CSC) and Snakebit. Regional: O'Neill, Paper Mill, Pittsburgh CLO, Goodspeed, Shakespeare Theater of NJ, Yale Rep, McCarter and Williamstown. TV/Film: Burn After Reading, Royal Pains, deep gratitude to the "Law & Order" franchise, Spin City, Love Walks In, many daytime dramas. Actor's Equity since 1990. Patrick lives in New Jersey with two children, two Labrador retrievers and one wife. Originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan and a graduate of NYU.

ALYSE ALAN LOUIS (Sophie Sheridan) Broadway debut! After graduating from NYU in May, she played "Billie Smith" in Randy Skinner's concert reading of Babes in Arms (with Rosie O'Donnell and Shuler Hensley). Favorite NY workshops: Yale Repertory's We Have Always Lived in the Castle ("Merricat"), Jane Eyre ("Adele"). Regional: Walnut Street Theatre: Sound of Music ("Louisa"), Brighton Beach Memoirs ("Laurie"), "Lucy" in The Goodbye Girl (starring Donna McKechnie), Barrymore Award nomination. Hair ("Crissy"), Bright Lights, Big City ("Mary") at Prince Music Theatre.

David Andrew Macdonald (Harry Bright) Broadway: Coram Boy, Two Shakespearean Actors. National tour: An Inspector Calls (Jeff Award nom., Chicago.) Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club: The Green Heart, A Night and Her Stars. Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre: Happy Now?; Hartford Stage: Noises Off, A Midsummer Night's Dream; The McCarter Theatre: A Seagull in the Hamptons. Other theatres include: Actors' Theatre of Louisville, Intiman Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, New York Stage and Film, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays, Cambridge Theatre Company,. Television: "Sex and the City," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "Another World," "One Life to Live," '"Loving" and seven years as Edmund Winslow on '"Guiding Light."

MAMMA MIA! To Welcome New Leads; Louis, Morris, Boll & Macdonald Join The Party 9/22

ERIC William Morris (Sky) made his Broadway debut in Coram Boy (Imperial Theatre). Other credits include: Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis (Second Stage, Zipper Factory), Notes to MariAnne and Tina Girlstar (New York Stage &Film), The Duel (NJ Rep), The Rink (Cape Playhouse). TV: New Amsterdam (Pilot Episode), Law & Order, As the World Turns. Circle in the Square Theatre School Graduate.

For tickets, schedule and information about MAMMA MIA! around the world, visit www.mamma-mia.com.

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