McLane's agent confirmed that the actress, who had been in negotiations to join the hit ABBA musical, will do so beginning Oct. 20. McLane will succeed Tamara Bernier in the role of Tanya.
Oct. 20 will also see the arrival of Liz McCartney, who was most recently on Broadway as Taboo's Big Sue. McCartney will replace Harriett D. Foy as Rosie. Broadway favorite Carolee Carmello is also currently in final talks to join Mamma Mia! in the role of Donna Sheridan.
Judy McLane has appeared on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Aspects of Love and Chess. She starred in the tours of Into the Woods, Big, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Side By Side By Sondheim. Her many other theatrical credits include Follies, Victor/Victoria, Evita, Man of La Mancha, Oliver!, Nine and Kiss Me, Kate.
The cast of Mamma Mia! at the Winter Garden currently features Dee Hoty as Donna Sheridan, Jenny Fellner as Sophie Sheridan, Rebecca Kasper as Ali, Keisha T. Fraser as Lisa, Tamara Bernier as Tanya, Harriett D. Foy as Rosie, Joe Machota as Sky, Jason Weston as Pepper, Michael Benjamin Washington as Eddie, Michael Winther as Harry Bright, Adam LeFevre as Bill Austin, John Hillner as Sam Carmichael and Brent Black as Father Alexandrios.
Mamma Mia! plays the Winter Garden Theatre, which is located in New York City at 1634 Broadway. For tickets, call (212) 239-6262. Mamma Mia! is on the web at http://www.mamma mia.com.