That date also marked the arrival of Christopher Shyer and Ben Livingston as, respectively, Sam Carmichael and Harry Bright, two of the former loves of Donna Sheridan (played by Carolee Carmello). Both Shyer and Livingston are making their Broadway debuts in the hit musical at the Winter Garden Theatre.
Mamma Mia! employs the hit songs of famed pop group ABBA to tell the story of Sophie Sheridan, a young girl who hopes to discover the identity of her father. On the eve of her wedding, she brings three men from her mother Donna's past back to the Greek island they visited over two decades ago.
At left (from top): Pearce Bunting and Ben Livingston; Judy McLane and Carolee Carmello; Carey Anderson and Andy Kelso; Ben Livingston, Pearce Bunting and Christopher Shyer; Ben Gettinger and Judy McLane.
Below: The Mamma Mia! principals gather to celebrate the new company members; the cast of Mamma Mia! at their curtain call.
photos by Aubrey Reuben