Newsday reports that ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus have written a new musical based on Wilhelm Moberg's novel "The Emigrents" entitled Kristina. The duo hope to bring the musical to the United States soon. "I would love to see it in this country," Ulvaeus told the New York daily, "because it's about America, about these people from Sweden going to Minnesota in the 1850's. It's an epic."
Ulvaeus also said that there are plans for a revival of the ABBA writers' first Broadway outing, Chess, which was recently presented as a one night-only concert event to benefit the Actors' Fund of America.