"Super Troupers" airs on Ovation Network in January
The new ABBA documentary "Super Troupers" (Polydor/Polar/UMe) airs on Ovation -The Arts Network this Sunday, January 16, 2005 as well as throughout January. "Super Troupers" captures the excitement of the entire ABBA phenomenon from 'Waterloo' to MAMMA MIA! with the fascinating history of a band that has sold 350 million albums and whose music is reaching a massive new global audience through the smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, which this year surpassed $1 Billion in worldwide box office receipts. With more productions playing around the world than any other current Broadway musical, MAMMA MIA! is now officially the World's Number One Musical. Ovation - The Arts Network airs in New York on Time Warner Cable on channel 83 and RCN Cable Channel 58. Check local listings for your provider.
The new 90-minute documentary features 30 minutes of extras and exclusive, in-depth interviews with all four members, offering a rare insight into the quartet. Digitally re-mastered archival footage reaches back to the pre-ABBA '60s, with highlights of ABBA on tour and on stage, and the music of 24 of the group's hit records. "Super Troupers" also features exclusive footage from both rehearsals and performances of MAMMA MIA!, highlighted by the London 5th Anniversary Gala Special Finale, a medley that includes "Mamma Mia," "Dancing Queen" and "Waterloo."
"Super Troupers" also airs Sunday, January 16 at 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, January 19 at 10:30 p.m.; Thursday, January 20 at 2:30 a.m.; Saturday, January 22 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, January 23 at 12:00 a.m.; Tuesday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday, January 26 at 12:00 a.m. and Sunday, January 30 at 9:00 a.m. All times Eastern Standard.
With four companies playing in North America alone, which between them grossed $190 million in 2004 alone. The global phenomenon can be experienced in six different languages begins previews in ABBA's homeland on February 1, 2005, marking a first time ever Swedish translation, 6th foreign language translation, and the 14th production of the smash hit currently running around the world.