Mamma Mia! London Cast Recording Goes on Sale Oct. 19

News   Mamma Mia! London Cast Recording Goes on Sale Oct. 19 Theatre fans in big cities or with access to a music store with an import section have been able to purchase the original London cast recording of Mamma Mia! for some time now. But come Oct. 19, everyone in the United States can purchase the tuner, which interpolates the hits tunes of Swedish supergroup ABBA into the story of a young girl, who, on the brink of her wedding, wants to find her real father.

CD cover art for Mamma Mia!.
CD cover art for Mamma Mia!.

Theatre fans in big cities or with access to a music store with an import section have been able to purchase the original London cast recording of Mamma Mia! for some time now. But come Oct. 19, everyone in the United States can purchase the tuner, which interpolates the hits tunes of Swedish supergroup ABBA into the story of a young girl, who, on the brink of her wedding, wants to find her real father.

The CD recording, available Oct. 19, includes 22 well-known ABBA songs:

"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"

The London cast recording features Lisa Stokke as Sophie, the woman in search of her dad, Siobhan McCarthy as her mother, Donna, Louise Plowright as Tanya, 2000 Olivier Award winner Jenny Galloway as Rosie, Melissa Gibson as Lisa, Andrew Langtree as Sophie's fiance Sky, and Paul Clarkson, Nicolas Colicos and Hilton McRae as the Harry, Bill and Sam, the three candidates for pater familias.

Currently a hit in London and Toronto, Mamma Mia! makes its way to the U.S. when it opens at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre Nov. 15. Stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC and Boston will be followed by an expected Broadway arrival in fall 2001. A theatre, the Winter Garden, has already been named for the show. For the U.S., the original Toronto cast, including Dora winner Louise Pitre (Donna), newcomer Tina Maddigan (Sophie), Ragtime's David Mucci (Bill Austin), Les Miserables' Gary Lynch (Sam Carmichael) and Adam Brazier (Sky), will tour, but no announcement has been made for Broadway.