Mamma Mia

 

Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia! is written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA, composed by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, former members of the band. Although the title of the musical is taken from the group’s 1975 chart-topper “Mamma Mia”, the plot is fictional, not biographical. Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. On the Greek island of Calicos, Sophie, a 20-year old young woman, is preparing to marry her fiance, Sky. She wants her father to walk her down the aisle, but doesn’t know who he is. Sophie discovers her mother’s old diary and finds entries which describe intimate dates with three men (Sam Carmichael, Bill Andersson, and Harry Bright) . Sophie believes that one of these men is her father and, three months prior to the wedding, sends each an invitation to her wedding writing as her mother, Donna, without letting her know.

 

Playing Broadhurst Theatre NYC Novello Theatre London

Opens 18, Oct 2001 Broadway – Apr 06, 1999 West End

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Cast Broadway 2014

Judy McLane – Donna Sheridan
Elena Ricardo – Sophie Sheridan
Lauren Cohn – Rosie
Felicia Finley – Tanya
Alan Campbell – Sam Carmichael
Paul De Boy – Harry Bright
John Hemphill – Aill Austion
Jon Jorgerson – Sky
Traci Victoria – Ali
Thomasina E Gross – Lisa

Cast London 2014

Dianne Pilkington – Donna Sheridan
Alice Stokoe – Sophie Sheridan
Rebecca Lock – Rosie
Kim Ismay – Tanya
Richard Trinder- Sam Carmichael
Alasdair Harvey- Harry Bright
Charles Daish – Bill Austion
Lloyd Green – Sky
Rosanna Bates – Ali
Brodie mcBride – Lisa

 

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