The three actors will take part in the membership pledge drive, which will accompany WNET/Channel 13's airing of "Super Troupers: A Celebratory Film from Waterloo to Mamma Mia!" WNET will broadcast the ABBA documentary at 10 PM ET. The program will also be aired on WKNO in Memphis, TN at 9 PM, KOZK in Springfield, MO at 9:30 PM and KOZJ in Pittsburgh, KS at 9:30 PM; check local listings.
"Super Troupers" is a 90-minute documentary that traces the history of the pop group ABBA, including highlights of ABBA on tour and on stage with interviews of all four original ABBA members. The program also boasts exclusive footage from both rehearsals and performances of Mamma Mia! as well as a medley of tunes from London's 5th Anniversary Gala Special Finale, which includes "Mamma Mia," "Dancing Queen" and "Waterloo."
Mamma Mia!, the international hit musical featuring the songs of ABBA, has grossed more than one billion dollars worldwide since opening in the West End in April 1999. The musical features music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, a book by Catherine Johnson, direction by Phyllida Lloyd and choreography by Anthony Van Laast. Over 20 million people have seen the musical, which has more productions playing around the world than any other current Broadway musical.
Mamma Mia! plays the Winter Garden Theatre, which is located in New York City at 1634 Broadway. For tickets, call (212) 239-6262. The musical offers performances Wednesday through Saturdays at 8 PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 2 and 7 PM.