Mamma Mia! welcomes Mary Callanan and Alison Ewing

The Abba inspired musical Mamma Mia! has welcomed new principals to its Broadway cast at the Broadhurst Theatre:

Mary Callanan takes over the role of Rosie from Lauren Cohn, whilst Alison Ewing replaces Felicia Finley as Tanya. Cast member Wallace Smith also temporarily slips into the role of Sam Carmichael, following the departure of Alan Campbell. New casting for this role will be announced shortly.

Mary Callanan last appeared on Broadway in the recent revival of 'Annie.' She has also appeared in both the Las Vegas production and National Tour of 'Mamma Mia!'

Alison Ewing last appeared on Broadway in Cabaret in 2000. She also appeared in the National Tour and Paris production of 'Cabaret,' along with the Las Vegas production and National Tour of 'Mamma Mia!'

Mamma Mia! opened at Winter Garden on 18 October 2001, following previews from 5 October 2001. The production later transferred to the Broadhurst Theatre where it began performances on 2 November 2013.

The current cast of Mamma Mia! features Judy McLane (Donna Sheridan), Elena Ricardo (Sophie Sheridan), Alison Ewing (Tanya), Mary Callanan (Rosie), Wallace Smith (Sam Carmichael), John Hemphill (Bill Austin), Paul DeBoy (Harry Bright), Jon Jorgenson (Sky), Neil Starkenberg (Pepper), Thomasina E. Gross (Lisa), Traci Victoria (Ali) and Taurean Everett (Eddie), with Deanna Aguinaga, Sydni Beaudoin, Brent Black, Natalie Bradshaw, Allyson Carr, Felicity Claire, Tony Clements, Antoinette Comer, Mark Dancewicz, Stacia Fernandez, Tony Gonzalez, Corey Greenan, Jennifer Hemphill, Bryan Scott Johnson, Corinne Melançon, Christopher Hudson Myers, Patrick Ortiz, Jacob Pinion, Terra-Lee Polin, Gerard Salvador, Jennifer Swiderski, Santina Umbach and Leah Zepel.

Synopsis: "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! 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.

- by Tom Millward

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