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Theatre: Rag Doll and Renegades (Bristol Old Vic), Too Much Too Young (Bristol Old Vic and London Bubble), Boys Mean Business, Dead Sheep, Little Baby Nothing (Bush Theatre, London), Shang-a-Lang (Bush Theatre and national tour) and MAMMA MIA! (worldwide). Her plays have been produced in Germany, Denmark and Sweden. Through the Wire, a musical for NT/Shell Connections.

Television: Episodes of "Casualty", "Byker Grove", "Love Hurts", "Gold", "Linda Green", the screenplays of "Rag Dol"l and "Where’s Willy?" (HTV) and "Sin Bin" (BBC), the series "Love in the 21st Century" (Channel 4).

Awards: Catherine has won the Bristol Old Vic/HTV Playwrighting Award, Thames Television’s Writer-in-Residence Award and Thames Television’s Best Play Award and was nominated in 2002 for a Tony Award for Best Musical Book for MAMMA MIA!

FILM: Catherine has written the screenplay for the MAMMA MIA! movie released July 2008.

Catherine Johnson Productions

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Catherine Johnson Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Book of a Musical

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Meryl Streep Expresses Interest in MAMMA MIA! 3: 'Of Course I Want to Do It'

After receiving the prestigious Honorary Palme d’Or at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, Meryl Streep revealed that she soon has a meeting with Universal about returning for the highly-anticipated third entry in the Mamma Mia! franchise. She also expressed her concern with the nature of her return, as it was revealed that her character, Donna Sheridan, had passed away after the events of the first film.
MAMMA MIA! Returns to Toronto in October

MAMMA MIA! will return to Toronto to play a limited 5-week run from October 8 to November 10, 2024 at Toronto’s CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre.  
Review: MAMMA MIA! at Shea's Buffalo Theatre

Guilty as charged. I openly admit I really enjoy the ABBA musical, MAMMA MIA! There is a time and place for all kinds of entertainment, and the birth of the jukebox musical can almost certainly be attributed to kind of show MAMMA MIA has become. Now 25 years after it's opening, the national tour that is playing at Shea's Buffalo this week has audiences happily enraptured with a musical comedy that serves solely to entertain. And it most certainly succeeds.
MAMMA MIA! Extends Booking Period To March 2025

As part of the celebrations for MAMMA MIA! turning 25 on Saturday 6 April 2024, the hit musical has extended its booking period at London's Novello Theatre to Saturday 29 March 2025, with tickets now on sale.
Photos: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates its 25th Anniversary in the West End

On Saturday 6 April 2024, MAMMA MIA! celebrated its 25th anniversary, only the third musical in the history of the West End to do so. Check out photos here!
MAMMA MIA! Producer Judy Craymer 'Would Love' Greta Gerwig To Helm Third Film

Mamma Mia! producer Judy Craymer has her eye on Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greta Gerwig to helm a third film in the record-breaking movie musical franchise.
MAMMA MIA! Comes To Fort Worth's Bass Performance Hall This July

Get ready for a musical extravaganza as MAMMA MIA! tickets go on sale this Friday. The show is set to hit Fort Worth from July 16-21.
Review: MAMA MIA at Overture Center

What did our From the opening overture to the curtain call, Mama Mia is a fun and entertaining romp. Upbeat and rollercoaster-esque, the show takes you through a mired of situations and emotions as Sophie attempts to discover her father, while her mother, Donna fights off old feeling for a love thought long dead, all while dealing with the stress of of an upcoming large wedding.critic think of MAMA MIA at Overture Center?
MAMMA MIA! to Celebrate 25th Anniversary in the West End

In a month's time, on Saturday 6 April 2024, the original production of MAMMA MIA! will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Learn more about the history of MAMMA MIA! and see how to purchase tickets.
Review: MAMMA MIA! at Kansas City Music Hall

Plain old feel-good musicals are rare. The “Dancing Queen” of this limited genre is “Mamma Mia!” The 25th Anniversary tour of this truly enjoyable evening out at the theatre plays through Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Kansas City Music Hall in downtown Kansas City.
The 25th Anniversary Tour of MAMMA MIA! is Coming to Madison This Month

The 25th Anniversary Tour of MAMMA MIA! makes its way to Overture Center as a part of the 2023/24 season. With a limited engagement of eight performances, MAMMA MIA! will run Tuesday, March 19 through Sunday, March 24.
MAMMA MIA! 25th Anniversary Tour Recoups After 13 Weeks

MAMMA MIA!, has just announced that the 25th Anniversary North American Tour has recouped its $4.25 million investment after just 13 weeks on the road.
Feature: MAMMA MIA at Kansas City Music Hall

Opening March 5 at the Music Hall in downtown Kansas City is the 25th Anniversary tour of “Mamma Mia.” This touring production is presented by Broadway Across America, Kansas City based largest presenter of Broadway tours across the nation.
Review: MAMMA MIA! Dazzles at Milwaukee's Marcus PAC

25 years after its first production, Mamma Mia! the musical is making the rounds with a stop at Milwaukee's own Marcus PAC. Famously based off the book by Catherine Johnson and featuring music by ABBA, the story centers around Sophie, who is set to get married in Greece, and the mystery of her biological father's identity.
MAMMA MIA! Comes to the Benedum Center Next Month

MAMMA MIA! comes to Pittsburgh as part of the 2023-2024 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Series, Tuesday, March 26 to Sunday, March 31, 2024, at the Benedum Center.
Review: Land O Lakes High School Presents MAMMA MIA! at the Wesley Chapel Performing Arts Center

What did our critic think of MAMMA MIA! at the Wesley Chapel Performing Arts Center?
Video: How Christine Sherrill Went From Middle School To Starring In MAMMA MIA!

Christine Sherrill, a former 5th-grade teacher at St. Joseph Catholic Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will return to her home state as one of the stars in the hit musical Mamma Mia when the national touring production opens in Milwaukee next week. Watch in this video!
Mirvish Theatre 2024/25 Season Includes MOULIN ROUGE!, BACK TO THE FUTURE, and More

Mirvish has revealed its 2024-25 Main Subscription Season, which is comprised of seven productions.   Learn more about the full lineup here!
Entrevistamos a Verónica Ronda, Inés León y Mariola Peña sobre las 500 funciones de MAMMA MIA!

MAMMA MIA! cuenta con un elenco de 27 artistas encabezados por Verónica Ronda en el papel de Donna, Mariola Peña como Tanya e Inés León como Rosie, a las que tuvimos la oportunidad de entrevistar ayer.
Tickets on Sale Friday for MAMMA MIA's 7th Return to Memphis

The Orpheum Theatre Group announced that single tickets for the upcoming engagement of MAMMA MIA! in Memphis will go on sale Friday, February 2, 2024.


What awards has Catherine Johnson been nominated for?

Catherine Johnson has been nominated for the Best Book of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Mamma Mia!"

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