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Catherine Johnson

 
Bio:
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, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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, ... (read complete bio)

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[Las Vegas, 2014]
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Catherine Johnson and her granddaughters, Melissa and Madeline  Photo

Catherine Johnson and her granddaughters, Melissa and Madeline

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04/08/2022
Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Catherine Johnson Photo

Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Catherine Johnson

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04/08/2019


Cast and Bj√É∆'√ā¬∂rn Ulvaeus look on as Catherine Johnson addresses the crowd

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10/19/2006


Catherine Johnson

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10/19/2006


Bj√É∆'√ā¬∂rn Ulvaeus, Catherine Johnson and cast

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10/19/2006

 

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Catherine Johnson Biography

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 Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Book of a Musical
Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia!

Catherine Johnson News

La versi√≥n karaoke de MAMMA M√ćA! llega al Autocine Photo La versi√≥n karaoke de MAMMA M√ćA! llega al Autocine
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - May 19, 2022

La película se proyectará el 25 de mayo en el Autocine de Madrid.

San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update For Mozart's DON GIOVANNI in June Photo San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update For Mozart's DON GIOVANNI in June
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2022

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for its new production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni, opening June 4. Soprano Nicole Car will make her San Francisco Opera debut as Donna Elvira, replacing Carmen Giannattasio who has withdrawn from the production.

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA!, Birmingham Hippodrome Photo BWW Review: MAMMA MIA!, Birmingham Hippodrome
by Laura Lott - May 5, 2022

There aren't many places in the UK where you can experience the charms and sunshine of a Greek island, but the Mamma Mia! tour is one of them.

New Frank Wildhorn Musical THE SONG OF BERNADETTE to Have World Premiere at Skylight  Photo New Frank Wildhorn Musical THE SONG OF BERNADETTE to Have World Premiere at Skylight Music Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2022

Skylight Music Theatre has announced its 2022-2023 season which is set to include a world premiere Broadway-bound new musical from Tony-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn, the regional premiere of a sparkling revue celebrating Disney's Broadway hits, and the Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber blockbuster Evita, being presented as a full production following two pandemic delays. 

BrightSide Theatre to Preset MAMMA MIA!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Artistic Director¬†Jeffrey Cass¬†and Executive Director¬†Julie¬†Ann¬†Kornak will¬†present the final show of BrightSide Theatre‚Äôs 10th¬†Anniversary Season ‚Äď BrightSide is Back! The twice postponed production closes out the season with the music of ABBA in the musical that has entertained over 60 million people around the globe - ¬†Mamma Mia!¬†¬†

Muskegon Civic Theatre to Present MAMMA MIA! Photo Muskegon Civic Theatre to Present MAMMA MIA!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

The familiar songs of the pop music group ABBA will fill the downtown Frauenthal Theater when Muskegon Civic Theatre stages 'Mamma Mia!' MCT originally planned to produce the popular jukebox musical in 2020, but that show was shelved two weeks into rehearsal by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photos: The West End's MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 23rd Birthday Photo Photos: The West End's MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 23rd Birthday
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

Producer Judy Craymer is delighted to announce, on the day that the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrates its 23rd birthday in London, the extension of its booking period to Sunday 5 March 2023 at London’s Novello Theatre, with tickets now on sale.

MAMMA MIA! Announces Booking Extension On Its London Birthday Photo MAMMA MIA! Announces Booking Extension On Its London Birthday
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2022

On the day that the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrates its 23rd birthday in London, the extension of its booking period to Sunday 5 March 2023 at London's Novello Theatre, with tickets now on sale.

Photos: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at The Argyle Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at The Argyle Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2022

Mamma Mia! begins performances on March 17 in advance of its opening night on March 19 running through May 1, 2022. The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island).

Photos: MAMMA MIA! Opens at The Argyle Theatre Photo Photos: MAMMA MIA! Opens at The Argyle Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 20, 2022

Long Island's largest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre, will present the Broadway hit Mamma Mia! written by Catherine Johnson with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and directed and choreographed by Antoinette DiPietropolo with musical direction by Jonathan Brenner. Mamma Mia! begins performances on March 17 in advance of its opening night on March 19 running through May 1, 2022. The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island).

Catherine Johnson Videos

VIDEO: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 9000 Performances in London VideoVIDEO: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 9000 Performances in London
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2022

Today marks the 9000th performance in London's West End of MAMMA MIA! To celebrate the occasion, an all new video has been released.

VIDEO: Go Inside MAMMA MIA!'s Re-Opening Night at The Novello Theatre! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside MAMMA MIA!'s Re-Opening Night at The Novello Theatre!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 27, 2021

MAMMA MIA! is back on stage! The production began performances on 25 August 2021 at London's Novello Theatre. MAMMA MIA!, now in its 23rd year, is currently booking until 2 April 2022. 

VIDEO: Original MAMMA MIA Cast Members Perform For Sick Castmate Neal Wright VideoVIDEO: Original MAMMA MIA Cast Members Perform For Sick Castmate Neal Wright
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2020

Original cast members of Mamma Mia! banded together to perform in honor of their castmate, Neal Wright, who is in the hospital due to COVID-19.

VIDEO: Connecticut High Schoolers Get Special Messages From Former MAMMA MIA! Broadwa VideoVIDEO: Connecticut High Schoolers Get Special Messages From Former MAMMA MIA! Broadway and Tour Cast Members
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2019

As the high schoolers in the Staples Players drama club prepared to open their production of Mamma Mia!, they got a special surprise organized by their directors.

BWW Flashback: Celebrate MAMMA MIA!'s Anniversary With a Look Back at Opening Night! VideoBWW Flashback: Celebrate MAMMA MIA!'s Anniversary With a Look Back at Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 18, 2019

My, my! It's officially been eighteen years since the dancing queens of Mamma Mia! opened at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre. In honor of the occasion, we're looking back at the show's opening night to see Louise Pitre, Judy Kaye, Karen Mason, and more having the time of their lives! Check it all out below!

VIDEO: Current and Former MAMMA MIA! Cast Members Mark the Show's 20th Anniversary VideoVIDEO: Current and Former MAMMA MIA! Cast Members Mark the Show's 20th Anniversary
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 9, 2019

On Saturday 6 April, Mamma Mia! celebrated its 20th birthday in London. The current cast were joined on stage for the Finale of Dancing Queen by 13 former 'Dynamos', including the original 'Donna', Siobhan McCarthy, and the original 'Rosie', Jenny Galloway. Producer Judy Craymer paid tribute to the original 'Tanya', Louise Plowright, who sadly passed away in 2016.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At MAMMA MIA! at the Drury Lane Theatre VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At MAMMA MIA! at the Drury Lane Theatre
by Alan Henry - Feb 22, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre concludes its 2018/2019 season with the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and runs February 7 - April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals of Drury Lane Theatre's MAMMA MIA! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals of Drury Lane Theatre's MAMMA MIA!
by Alan Henry - Feb 5, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre concludes its 20182019 season with the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and runs February 7 - April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.

VIDEO: First Look at Maltz Jupiter Theatre's MAMMA MIA! VideoVIDEO: First Look at Maltz Jupiter Theatre's MAMMA MIA!
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2019

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is kicking off the New Year with a rare four-week run of the sunny and funny musical that took Broadway by storm: Mamma Mia!

VIDEO: Get a First Look at MAMMA MIA! at STAGES! St. Louis VideoVIDEO: Get a First Look at MAMMA MIA! at STAGES! St. Louis
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2018

STAGES St. Louis continues its 32nd Season with the dazzling show MAMMA MIA!. Join STAGES July 20th through August 19th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood for this romantic, funny, and festive musical.


Catherine Johnson Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Catherine Johnson been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Mamma Mia! .