Mamma Mia!: Broadway's 10th longest-running show


Mamma Mia!: Broadway's 10th longest-running show

On the 14 Sep 2011 the Abba inspired musical Mamma Mia! becomes the 10th longest-running show in Broadway history, surpassing the record previously held by the musical Miss Saigon (4,097 performances). As of that date, the top ten longest-running Broadway productions will be as follows (* indicates the production is still running): 1. * The Phantom of the Opera 2. Cats 3. Les Miserables 4. * Chicago 5. A Chorus Line 6. Oh! Calcutta 9. * The Lion King 7. Beauty and the Beast 8. Rent 10. Mamma Mia Mamma Mia! opened at Winter Garden on 18 Oct 2001, following previews from 5 Oct 2001. The musical will celebrate it's 10th anniversary on the Great White Way on 18 Oct 2011. Mamma Mia! is inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, Tony Award nominated writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale of family and friendship unfolds 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 last visited twenty years ago. Songs including “Dancing Queen”; “The Winner Takes It All”; “Money, Money, Money” and “Take A Chance on Me” are all featured. Mamma Mia! currently features Lisa Brescia (Donna Sheridan), John Hemphill (Sam Carmichael), Jennifer Perry (Rosie), Judy McLane (Tanya), Liana Hunt (Sophie Sheridan), Jordan Dean (Sky), Halle Mores (Lisa), Traci Victoria (Ali), Jacob Pinion (Pepper), David Beach (Harry Bright) and Patrick Boll (Bill Austin). Mamma Mia! has music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, with book by Catherine Johnson. The musical is directed by Phyllida Lloyd and has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, set design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch. The show is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal.