STAGE TUBE: Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Debuts BC/EFA Collection Rap!
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!
Creator and global producer Judy Craymer recently 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.
MAMMA MIA! is one of the most successful musicals of all time anywhere in the world, the eighth longest running show in Broadway history and one of only five current musicals to have run for more ten years on Broadway. The show recently passed the long runs of Rent, Miss Saigon, 42nd Street, Grease and Fiddler on the Roof, establishing the musical as a Broadway legend.
MAMMA MIA! opened at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre on October 18, 2001, following the meteoric success of the London premiere which debuted in 1999 and continues to play to packed houses at the The Novello Theatre in the West End.
The current Broadway company of MAMMA MIA! stars Judy McLane ("Donna Sheridan"), Elena Ricardo ("Sophie Sheridan"), Mary Callanan ("Rosie),Alison Ewing (Tanya"), Victor Wallace ("Sam Carmichael"), Paul DeBoy ("Harry Bright"), John Hemphill ("Bill Austin") and Jon Jorgenson ("Sky") and features Thomasina E. Gross ("Lisa"), Traci Victoria ("Ali"), Neil Starkenberg ("Pepper"), Taurean Everett ("Eddie") and Deanna Aguinaga, Sydni Beaudoin, Brent Black, Natalie Bradshaw, Allyson Carr, Felicity Claire, Tony Clements, Antoinette Comer, Mark Dancewicz, Stacia Fernandez,Tony Gonzalez, Jennifer Hemphill, Ben McHugh, Corinne Melançon, Christopher Hudson Myers, Patrick Ortiz, Jacob Pinion, Terra-Lee Pollin,Gerard Salvador, Santina Umbach and Jason Watson.
Inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer's vision of writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale of family and friendship unfolding 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 had 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.