Mamma Mia! 2001

Run Time:
2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 12+
Opened: October 18, 2001
Closing: September 13, 2015

Mamma Mia! - 2001 - Broadway History , Info & More

One of the world's most popular musicals, MAMMA MIA! has audiences dancing in the aisles at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre. Seen by over 40 million people around the world, MAMMA MIA!, is celebrating over 3,400 performances in its ninth smash hit year at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre and remains one of Broadway's top selling musicals. The current North American Tour has played over 3,000 performances in over 130 cities with 125 repeat visits.

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 is the most successful movie musical of all time grossing over $600 million worldwide.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer's vision of staging 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 three 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 musical.


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Mamma Mia
5 / 10

Almost two dozen hits from the ’70s pop sensation ABBA form the spine of this worldwide smash, which book writer Catherine Johnson has feebly fleshed out into a mother-daughter comedy-drama. As theater, Mamma Mia! is forgettable. As a delivery system for pop-culture nostalgia, it’s ruthless.

Greek to Me
5 / 10

The jerry-built result predictably leaves the show dependent on the songs, the production values, and the performers. The plot now has Donna's daughter, Sophie, getting married and, wanting to find her father, inviting all three men she finds in her mother's diary to the impending nuptials, unbeknown to Mom. All three show up, as do, for other reasons, the two female backup singers who, long ago, performed in Donna's trio. Since this meets most people's preposterousness quota, enough of plot summary, and on to more relevant matters. I did not grow up on Abba's music, but I didn't mind the songs Andersson and Ulvaeus wrote for the musical Chess, which were purposefully created for that show. Abba's music must have something to it: How can more than 350 million worldwide record sales be wrong? (Or can they?) The lyrics are good enough for Swedes writing in English; most of them cannot be heard over the din, anyway. If you happen to have a couple of spare eardrums, be sure to bring them along. That said, I found the score neither unbearable nor something I'd miss if I never heard it again.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Final MAMMA MIA! Overture from the Orchestra Pit!
by Nicole Rosky - September 16, 2015


An era on the Great White Way came to end on Saturday, September 12th, as Benny Andersson andBjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical Mamma Mia!, inspired by the songs of ABBA, concluded its historic, record-breaking run of 5,773 performances. Below, check out the final overture from the orchestra pit, as Wendy Cavett conducts the band for the last time!

TV: Watch That Scene! Go Inside Closing Night of MAMMA MIA!
by Randy Rainbow - September 15, 2015


An era on the Great White Way came to end on Saturday, September 12th, as Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical Mamma Mia!, inspired by the songs of ABBA, concluded its historic, record-breaking run of 5,773 performances. Below, we take you inside closing night- from the curtain call speeches to the after party!

Erin Fish, Kyra Belle Johnson & More Will Lead MAMMA MIA Tour!; Full Cast Announced!
by Nicole Rosky - September 15, 2015


Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will continue its successful North American tour in 2015-2016. The tour will visit more than 50 cities including St. Louis, Chicago, Anchorage, Los Angeles, and Cleveland.

TV Exclusive: Go Back in Time with the Cast of MAMMA MIA! as They Say Goodbye to Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - September 14, 2015


An era on the Great White Way came to end on Saturday, September 12th, as Benny Andersson andBjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical Mamma Mia!, inspired by the songs of ABBA, concluded its historic, record-breaking run of 5,773 performances. BroadwayWorld is exclusively bringing you the retrospective video that was played at the closing night after party. Below, check out messages from the cast, past performance clips and more! CLICK HERE for even more Mamma Mia! memories!

Photo Coverage: MAMMA MIA! Company Parties Hard After Final Broadway Performance!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - September 14, 2015


An era on the Great White Way came to end on Saturday, September 12th, as Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical Mamma Mia!, inspired by the songs of ABBA, concluded its historic, record-breaking run of 5,773 performances. Below, check out photos from inside the after party!

Photo Coverage: Cast of MAMMA MIA! Takes Final Bows on Broadway!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - September 14, 2015


An era on the Great White Way came to end on Saturday, September 12th, as Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, inspired by the songs of ABBA, concluded its historic, record-breaking run of 5,773 performances.

Video Flashback: Watch MAMMA MIA! Disco Through the Years!
by Nicole Rosky - September 11, 2015


Below, take a trip down memory lane with performances from some of the Broadway casts throughout the show's historic run!

When MAMMA MIA! Was The Right Musical At The Right Time
by Michael Dale - September 11, 2015


When jaded, cynical New Yorkers let go of irony to devour a cupcake.

Thank You for the Music- MAMMA MIA! Cast Members of Past and Present Recall Memories from the Past 14 Years
by Nicole Rosky - September 12, 2015


'Broadway will never be the same,' says MAMMA MIA! alum Courtney Reed. It's true... later tonight, after the Dynamos take their final bows as the reigning dancing queens of the Great White Way, an era will end in New York CIty that has lasted a whopping 14 years. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, inspired by the songs of ABBA, will end its historic, record-breaking run tonight, September 12, 2015, after 5,773 performances.

Past MAMMA MIA! Casts Will Reunite for Final Broadway Performance!
by Nicole Rosky - September 2, 2015


MAMMA MIA! might be leaving Broadway this month, but it will go out with a bang. The New York Post writes that cast members from all fourteen years of the show's Broadway run will return for the final performance on September 12. No word yet on the final guest list, but it's sure to be a night to remember!

Here We Go Again! MAMMA MIA! to Get New Life in Movie Sequel; Meryl Streep to Reprise Role?
by Jessica Khan - September 1, 2015


My, my, here we go again! MAMMA MIA! might be leaving Broadway this month, but the musical will live on in a sequel to the 2008 film adaptation. 

TV Exclusive: Blue Since the Day They Parted- MAMMA MIA! Vets Reunite in Times Square!
by Nicole Rosky - August 13, 2015


As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, inspired by the songs of ABBA, will end its historic, record-breaking run on Broadway on Saturday, September 12, 2015, following 5,773 performances. With just weeks left of performances, the current cast met up with veterans of the show's fourteen-year run to take a farewell photo in Times Square. Go behind the scenes of the special day below!

TV: MAMMA MIA!'s Dynamos Take Their Final Dance Through Bryant Park!
by Nicole Rosky - July 18, 2015


Below, watch as Judy McLane, Alison Ewing, Mary Callanan and the rest fo the cast belt out the classic tunes of MAMMA MIA!, including: 'The Winner Takes It All,' 'Mamma Mia,' 'Dancing Queen' and 'Waterloo.'

TV: MAMMA MIA! Cast Discos into Shubert Alley!
by Nicole Rosky - May 29, 2015


STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held earlier today, May 27th in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. Hosted by HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Darren Criss, Broadway's best turned out for the annual performance - including the cast of Mamma Mia!, who performed 'Dancing Queen'- check it out below!

MAMMA MIA! Stars Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015


This Thursday, May 28th, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from Mamma Mia! and more.

BWW Interviews: Georgia Kate Haege and Jeff Drushal from MAMMA MIA
by Amanda Finn - April 29, 2015


Mamma Mia has come to The Overture Center in downtown Madison this week! The feel good musical that is jam packed with catchy tunes is going to be in the capital city for a few more days. Georgia Kate Haege, who is playing Donna Sheridan for the second time, as well as Jeff Drushal (who plays Sam Carmichael) were kind enough to provide me a little bit of time this morning. In the final stretch of the national tour, I got the chance to sit down with these two lovely performers to chat about their show and what they have going on next.

Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Sets New Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2015


Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, inspired by the songs of ABBA, will now end its historic, record-breaking run on Broadway on Saturday, September 12, 2015, following 5,773 performances. (September 5 was the previously-announced closing date.)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Debuts BC/EFA Collection Rap!
by Tyler Peterson - April 15, 2015


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!

Breaking News: MAMMA MIA! to Close on Broadway This Fall; Movie Sequel in the Works?
by BWW News Desk - April 9, 2015


?Creator and global producer Judy Craymer has 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.

BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA! at Kingsbury Hall is Crowd-Pleasing Fun
by Tyler Hinton - March 16, 2015


The national tour of MAMMA MIA!, which played at Kingsbury Hall this past weekend, is a crowd-pleasing mix of enjoyable performances, appealing characters, and well-loved pop hits.

BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA - 'Here We Go Again'
by Amanda Finn - February 22, 2015


Milwaukee was transported from its gloomy, snowy space to a warm Grecian island on Friday when the national tour of Mamma Mia rolled into town. Directed by the brilliant Phyllida Lloyd (who directed both the film version as well as the critically acclaimed film The Iron Lady), the feel good musical certainly had the audiences in Uhlein Hall grooving to the music.

BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA 'Takes a Chance' on Milwaukee at Marcus Center For The Performing Arts
by Keith Gray - February 22, 2015


Most musical theater ends with a simple curtain call with the audience expressing their appreciation for the performance they had attended. Mamma Mia, though, ends with and explosion of music, bringing the audience to it's feet for an encore where the cast invites the audience to sing and dance along. And, Friday Night at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, we certainly did.

Mamma Mia! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the songs in Mamma Mia! and what's the order?
Honey, Honey
Money, Money, Money
Thank You for the Music
Mamma Mia
Chiquitita
Dancing Queen
Lay All Your Love on Me
Super Trouper
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
The Name of the Game
Voulez-Vous
Under Attack
One of Us
S.O.S.
Does Your Mother Know
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Our Last Summer
Slipping Through My Fingers
The Winner Takes It All
Take a Chance on Me
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
I Have a Dream
Overture
Entr’acte
Overture/Prologue
Honey, Honey
Money, Money, Money
Thank You For The Music
Mamma Mia
Chiquitita
Dancing Queen
Lay All Your Love On Me
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
The Name Of The Game
Voulez Vous
Entr'acte
Under Attack
One Of Us
SOS
Does Your Mother Know
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Our Last Summer
Slipping Through My Fingers
The Winner Takes It All
Take A Chance On Me
I Do, I Do, I Do
I Have A Dream
Super Trouper

Mamma Mia! History

Other Productions of Mamma Mia!

2000   Toronto Toronto Production
Toronto
2001   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
2002   US Tour 2nd National Tour
US Tour
2003   Las Vegas Las Vegas Production
Las Vegas
2014   Las Vegas Las Vegas Production
Las Vegas
2017   Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl Production
Los Angeles
2021   West End Original London Production
West End
2021   West End London Immersive Production
West End
2023   US Tour North American Tour
US Tour
2030   West End London Immersive Production
West End

Mamma Mia! - 2001 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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2002 Theatre World Awards Performance Louise Pitre

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